Good Morning, Glories!
Phew, we’ve had some excitement here since we last chatted!
As soon as I wrote that I was going to spend the day working on ‘the chest’ in the garage, my day took a blissful turn as our daughter was admitted to medical school! If you know of anyone trying to get into med school, you know it can be a soul-crushing and brutal process.
Her life plans have been on hold until she found out if and where she would be attending medical school and now that she knows where she will be going, we dove right into planning. We equipped ourselves with all sorts of personal protection and sanitation supplies and drove 8 hours each way just to scope out the neighborhood she will be living in and lay eyes on apartments. Given the current situation, we were unable to go in and look at apartments, but she needs to nail down her living situation so we put a deposit, sight unseen, on one. Strange times, indeed.
I don’t need to tell you that planning seems very weird right now. We are moving forward assuming that she will be starting school at the beginning of August…but…you know, we just don’t know! One day at a time, right?
So, enough about me. How are you holding up? Are you allowing yourself all sorts of grace? We need to acknowledge that uncertainty breeds anxiety and so, we need to be easy on ourselves…like REALLY EASY!
Like many of you, we have been binge-ing a good number of TV shows recently. Thanks to a suggestion from mom (who continues to soldier on with grace and humor), we discovered the Harlan Coben mini-series…The Five, The Stranger, and Safe. They were all outstanding, though Safe and The Stranger were our faves. He has written a bunch of books, so I’m thrilled to have a new author!
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Speaking of books, I finished Unorthodox which was definitely interesting and eye-opening and I highly recommend it. I was underwhelmed by The Wives…but maybe that was just me. I didn’t expect the ending, which is always good, but it just seemed a bit shallow. I picked Little Fires Everywhere back up and am really enjoying that…stayed up too late last night reading it. I think maybe it started a little slow for me but is definitely picking up steam now.
With our library closed, mom and I have been trading books back and forth. She sent me Last Christmas in Paris, which she compared to one of my all-time favorites, Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society and The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. Also on my nightstand is Floreana, which was recommended by one of our readers. Having a stack of books to read just makes my soul happy!
While our Memorial Day celebrations may be smaller this year, we can still certainly celebrate with our immediate people! My family loves this BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe. And I might have to make these festive Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Popsicles…Lord knows we need to find reasons to be festive!
Renee made 2 of these Daisy Stitch Washcloths, using Peaches and Creme Cotton Yarn in Creamsicle. Both the daisy stitch and crochet were new to her and she did a lovely job! A lucky friend will be the recipient of two of these dishcloths!
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If cabin fever is settling in, don’t forget about these 22 things to do when you have to stay at home.
Well, I’d love to say I’m going to get out and work on that chest today, but the truth is that my daughter and I will be pulling stuff out of the attic to see what she has and what she needs. And she just asked me to paint something for her new apartment, so there is that!
Wishing you a lovely day today, my friends.
Many, many hugs…