If I’m going to be completely honest (and I try very hard to be completely honest when I share my thoughts, feelings and ideas with you) I’ve been avoiding looking back at March. We started this new way of life on March 13th and I’ve just been avoiding reliving the marked change that has brought for us . . . mostly in the removal of in-person time with Jackie. But, documenting our life in photos and videos is something I do and if I’m doing it I’m sharing it. So here we go.
What did I learn? How to bake sourdough bread! Sean shared his started with me early in the month (before it became trendy, ha!) and I made two really great loaves of sourdough bread. I’m going to make some again this week.
What was my greatest accomplishment? Finishing that puzzle of New York City!
Where did I go? Last month I said nowhere as often as possible. This month that’s really true.
Who did I spend time with? And what did we do? At the beginning of the month we were with Brant and Dale’s friend Dennis as they were both in town for Randy’s memorial service. By the end of the month it was all Dale, all the time. Good thing I like him.
What brought me joy? Seeing spring arrive in my yard. It’s a wonderful reminder that even as we feel like things are falling apart the natural world continues on.
What do I want to remember? That I can survive change. That I can find joy at home. That technology is a wonderful tool for staying connected when you can’t be with people, whether that’s family, friends or work. That life is precious and should be celebrated every single day.
I won’t pretend I’m excited about what April may have in store for us but I will say that I will face it with courage. And an open heart.