I’m home! not necessarily on east coast time, not at all settled, and still – I’m sitting at my desk, seeing the butterfly bush out the window, hearing golf on the TV in the room behind me. home.
That image above is my last one of New Mexico (I had the most fabulous time!) and it feels like the best photo to frame how I’m looking at (the rest of) August. Now it’s a month with only 27 days! Which is mostly YIKES! and also (like I know many of y’all feel) …whew!…
Thinking about … new routines. School starts Monday (!!). Of course our kids are long past that, but our grandsons are starting at a new school (Charlie 2nd grade and Sam kindergarten), and much of the church programming is centered around the school calendar. I’ve always loved that the Jewish calendar resets in the fall, and I’m not quite ready to make August my new January (or September), but I’m … thinking about it!
Grateful for … my old routines. They served me well. I’m still hanging on! I’m ready to save the parts that work for the long term and let go the rest. (I typed that last bit and realized I haven’t really done that letting go part …)
Inspired by … Moms Demand Action and Be SMART to actually figure out how to get involved with an organization committed to common sense guns. I completed the on-line application and will be getting certified to be a presenter. It’s a little scary, but not nearly nearly as scary as kids facing guns.
Fun … I met Katie and her boys for breakfast this morning. What a wonderful way to welcome this month! and the photos!
That’s me and Charlie on the left and Katie, me, and Charlie on the right. Sam took that photo on the right. I love how he captured me and Katie … and my favorite part is how his brother is completely focused on what he’d doing and if you zoom in (you need to click the photo to see this!), his eyelashes are glowing in the sunshine.
We talk about seeing things through a child’s eyes (what do you see?) …
Wishing you an August with new possibilities and new views. and of course, the best weekend available to you!