Reveling in deep green against blue skies.
Moving house and getting my new writing area set up—photo calendar, character sketches and all complete!
Carrying armloads of plates and pantry items and all the extra (highly important) odds and ends needing new homes.
Working in our brand new kitchen!
Sleeping with the windows open.
Wading in the deliciously cool creek after chores.
My garden a wildflower patch of Queen Anne’s Lace and my favorite blue chicory and a few Bachelor’s Buttons.
Brilliant orange daylilies.
Grandparents coming a-visiting.
A new calf.
Elastic hair bands advertised to last up to 145 ponytails.
Helping out at a church friend’s wedding: baking cookies and helping with reception preparations and running errands. (Note to self: don’t steam chiffon bridesmaids dresses under a smoke detector. The fire department may very well show up in the hall outside. :))
Watching Beauty and the Beast.
Listening to soundtracks: Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella (2015), and Ever After (which I haven’t seen and which is high on my TBW list).
Writing David’s Shoulders.
Shining new ideas for a Sleeping Beauty retelling; then hitting my head against the wall with frustration over them; then starting to write and regaining the shining-ness.
A marvelous church summer dance and conference.
Two close friends announcing their engagements—within two days of each other. (I’m so thrilled!)
Getting a Pinterest account. I've already started three boards and it's going to be SO fun.
And shifting piles and piles and piles of books from the old attic to the new basement and stacking them—now patiently waiting—for fresh paint to dry on the shelves.
Still mulling over this excellent post—The Only Thing You Need to Know About Writing Strong Female Characters.
And laughing over this one—16 Things You Need to Know About Dating a Girl Who Writes.
And enjoying Kaycee’s spot-on defense of Frozen’s Anna here.
Trying to implement this quote in my own life both on and offline: “Maud was of the class whose education consists mainly of a training in the delicate ignoring of delicate situations.”
P.G. Wodehouse, A Damsel in Distress
(Hard for this girl who loves confronting everything head on, but sometimes it’s simply the wisest course.)
And last (but most CERTAINLY not least!) watching the 90’s Zorro tv show! This is truly embarrassing, but at first I admit I was just going, “It’s okay. Very 90’s. But pretty good....” Then we hit certain episodes and I melted to a thousand pieces. I’m crazy about it! The theme song and—and—and—well, let’s just say it’s safer to leave any more for a future discussion. I LOVE IT and can’t get enough!
And there were other things this last month, too. Lots of conversations—lots of emotional growth. In all of it, even though I have no idea where my squiggled path will end up—or who else’s path it may happen to run across—I can truly say that God’s plans are always deep and right. I’m so thankful for the friends He has given me—and so amazed by the joy He has poured out.
It’s been a full month and wondrously good!