Hello friends and hello to this middle-of-July Friday. I’m loving that there are still more than two full weeks – and two more Fridays! – left in this month.
Thinking about … another dog. likely another miniature schnauzer, maybe a puppy, maybe a boy (like I said … “thinking”).
Grateful for … a moment of calm to enjoy the fresh blooms on my kitchen counter.
This was yesterday at 6:45 p.m. – 15 minutes before I was expecting six neighbors for bookclub. All I had left to do was pull the food out of the fridge and pour the SmartPop and pretzels into the bowls. I sat down to knit (added five rows to the body of my JiJi) for the first time that day. Marveling that this would be the most people in my house since 2019. and that I felt ok about it. I do wish we could’ve been outside, but it was hot. We discussed Dani Shapiro’s Inheritance (Goodreads link) – perfect for a neighborhood bookclub! of course we also talked about plenty of other things and it was lovely.
I’m also really grateful to Marc for tending our outside so well, and cutting those blooms … I took the photo below today and can’t even tell five stems were missing!
Inspired by … my first local Moms Demand Action meeting. It was Tuesday evening, in a neighboring county, just six miles away. There were about 25 people there, four leaders for that local chapter, a handful of seasoned volunteers, and a bunch of newbies like me. The leaders spent most of the hour educating us about the current state of things nationally, in Georgia, and locally, describing ways to get involved, and then answering questions. The presentation was concise and compelling, and the energy was … inspiring! I put my name on the list to help with BeSmart, “a framework designed to help parents and adults normalize conversations about gun safety and take responsible actions that can prevent child gun deaths and injuries.”
I’ve already received an invitation to an orientation/training session (next week!).
Fun … It was midnight before I got into bed last night, so I read just two pages of my new book (This Time Tomorrow – Goodreads link). I am IN LOVE with this epigraph. also, I see Ian McEwan has a new book coming out this fall. and I think I need to re-read Atonement!
Meanwhile, I’ve made ZERO progress on the yarn/book project since Tuesday and my JiJi needs some attention if I have any hope of taking a finished cardigan to Santa Fe … I am glad I still have 16 days 🙂
Wishing you the best weekend available!