How we spend our time defines who we are. There is no magical future. Today is our future.Mary Pipher, quoted in Kate Bowler’s Good Enough
In my mind (and my heart), I’m tempted to look back at this month as the one with the empty chair. But these photos remind me it was so much more, and that empty chair hosted some wonderful times with books (that look back coming soon), knitting, FaceTime & Zoom, and more than one afternoon nap.
Life Draining: the continued war in Ukraine. learning that two friends are very ill (one in hospice, and one learning her cancer has returned). sleepless nights.
Life Giving: all the texts, emails, phone calls, and conversations acknowledging Holly’s passing. books&reading&book connections. afternoon naps (and early bedtimes). Yogi bedtime tea. and a host of “agains” – a manicure routine, seeing my sister in person, Met Live in HD, and a dinner out followed by a live author event. A morning devotion practice for Lent that is giving structure to my days now that I don’t have to take Holly out in the mornings. Jesus De/Constructed Course with Tripp Fuller and Diana Butler Bass (giving me life and so many new ideas to ponder).
A (short) Happy List: All Creatures Great and Small season 2 (hands-down the best TV we’ve seen in months!). Signs of spring on my morning walks; also getting back to the lake. Spring playlists. Knitting! (I started and finished a sweater – sneak peek of an FO post coming soon there on the 31st and had great fun with SSP – it’s not called Slip Stitch Party (ravelry link) for nothing!)
What made your Happy List last month?