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It’s time to take a look back at the month of September.
First, the photos:
And next: the videos.
And finally: the questions.
What did I learn?
I don’t know if I actually learned this last month but I’m definitely developing a deep appreciation for the comforts of home. I’m finding ways to make it special, with flowers and decorating and prepping special treats. I think this will become a greater challenge as the days grow shorter and the temperatures turn colder so I’m holding on to what I’m learning and hoping I can continue to make it feel special to just be at home.
What was my greatest accomplishment?
See those 3 apple pies? One is mine, that’s no big deal, but the other two were made by Jessica and Hannah. Yep. I had a day in the kitchen with my girls and we made apple pies together to celebrate Mabon. I’ve never been one of those moms who enjoys cooking with her children so planning this was definitely out of my comfort zone. We had a great time, though, and I’m so proud of the way their pies came out.
Where did I go?
I stayed home and I went to work. There was a socially distanced birthday party for me at Sean’s, which was lovely. A few walks outside. And a photoshoot for Jackie at a local park. Mostly, though, we were home.
Who did I spend time with? And what did we do?
Dale, of course. We ate cheese, hahahaha! There were a few dances in the kitchen, too. Also my coworkers. Our library is open 2 days/week and doing curbside pick up 2 days/week. We’ve developed a routine to handle these services and everyone has really pitched in to make it successful.
What brought me joy?
I certainly found joy in flowers this month. All those dahlias plus my own zinnias and a bouquet from a local florist. I have such a deep appreciation for the beauty of having fresh flowers all around me.
What do I want to remember?
How good it feels to be home. I’m so grateful for where we live and the coziness of our house. I predict this is going to become more challenging so I really want to remember to appreciate it.
On to October!