It’s Friday night and I’ve been plopped here on my couch for a couple of hours enjoying some good phone conversation with a friend, and then I balanced the checkbook and made a grocery list.
Woo hoo! Exciting night!
And then I remembered I hadn’t journaled my month of June… And then I wondered why I set a goal for myself to journal each month’s happenings in 2022… And then I sat and laughed at myself because it’s not as if any of it would be of any great interest to anyone…
But then I remembered that for the past two weeks, I’ve been re-reading some old journals. So perhaps this time next year it will be of interest to me. Or maybe not. Anyhow, who cares?
In June I attended a couple of Saturday softball games with my two favorite softball players – Lyla and Owen. Their team was called the “Lugnuts!” Watching my son coach the little ones, telling them when to run, which way to run, and remind them to pay attention was sweet. There’s just something really neat about watching your little one raise their own littles. It’s kind of like… I dunno. A sigh like you’ve never sighed before, and a little smile inside your heart like you’ve never smiled before. It’s a pretty cool thing, and I really just don’t have adequate words, but if you’re a Grandma – you know what I mean 😉
I finally made it up to Nancy and Tom’s house in Caseville, and my sister I did some shopping, movie watching, and just sat around and chatted. We got to see an adorable little baby deer try to walk, and Nancy told me last week she saw its Mom had returned to care for it. Whew!
I made a goal to find things to do on my way home from work, which is a part of town I’m not super duper familiar with. I stopped and had dinner with a close friend one night after work (Fajitas!).
Talked with Ian & Hayley several times in June, and got lots of pix of my grand-dog named Loki!
My Pood and her family are moving back to Michigan in August. This makes my heart happy 😉
I bought a pair of progressive glasses, and returned the very same pair of progressive glasses a couple of weeks later. It was wonderful to be able to see clearly across the street. But I couldn’t read a doggone thing, and since I have to read all day long… they got sent back. For now, I’ll stick to the 4-pack of plastic glasses in multiple colors for $12.99 from TJ Max.
I read a great book called “When I lay My Isaac Down,” written by Carol Kent, an author who is from St. Clair, Michigan – just a few miles from here. It was incredibly sad, yet jam packed with hope and encouragement and wisdom. I highly recommend it! (Now I’m reading “Ten Words to Live By,” by Jen Wilkin. Jury is still out on that one!)
Toward the end of the month I attended a Memorial picnic and celebration of life for my friend Diane and her son, who both died just days apart in January from Covid. I still hate Covid. My friend was humble, kind, generous, sweet, and full of adventure and hospitality. After the Memorial picnic, my friend Joyce and I got into a little bit of mischief in Marine City and enjoyed some girl time chatting on the water and just being out and about. And I bought the cutest pink hat you ever did see, and even wore it to church the next day. I love hats, and have decided to start wearing them, instead of just collecting them.
Life’s too short not to wear cute hats.
I had to miss my very much looked forward to, trip to Indianapolis with Ruth and Sarah, and that was a huge disappointment. I’m still sad!
I had my very first ride in an ambulance (bumpy and disorienting), and hope to never have to do that again! (Thus, the missed Indianapolis trip). More on that some day, but for now, let’s just say it’s been… exhausting? I don’t know if there’s an adjective to describe it appropriately, so I’ll just say it’s been a real opportunity to be be still and know that He is God, and thank God – I am not!
My blog got updated and I couldn’t figure out how to use it. (But in July, I learned how again!) Also, I learned that it actually is true. No more two spaces after punctuation. But I’m gonna. continue. to. do. it. anyway.
Cuz life is short, remember? So… two spaces. Forever.
I’m not gonna lie… June kicked my fanny, and I’m hoping July looks a little different!
I did make some changes in the month of June. I decided to start using all of the pretty smelling soaps I have been collecting as gifts, and I’ll wear my hats, sit on my porch in the evenings, and not sweat the small stuff.
Sweating small stuff is stupid, and a great big waste of time.
Tomorrow, I’m going to go buy myself some perfume – the real stuff – not the Bath and Body Works stuff. I’m gonna go make pancakes for the grands, (wearing the pink hat), and wash my hands in lilac soap. And I’m also gonna get to FaceTime my friend Debbie in Australia soon, and I’m looking forward to that! But for now I’m gonna go hop into bed and open my window so I can see the moon that’s going to be full on Tuesday. Oh joy.
Why do I know this, you ask? Cuz I’m a nurse, and nurses gotta keep track of the full moons don’t ya know…
So there ya go. My boring, yet way more eventful than I’d have ever preferred, month of June.