Ahhhhhh. The wood stove as I prefer it . . . not running and with a bouquet of flowers on top. It must be summer!
Have a great weekend, my friends!
I’m really good at sharing my monthly photo mosaic with you all but when it comes to the monthly one second videos? I tend to forget. This may be my subconscious taking over because I just don’t think my video skills are all that great but still, if I’m going to the work and effort to take a daily video and then compile the 1.5 second clips I should share them with you.
And so . . . not surprisingly since it’s Thursday . . . I have three to show you today.
Even when the videos are lame and the quality isn’t that great . . . it’s still a pretty fun way to look back over a month . . . or three. The fun of watching them is what keeps me engaged, at least.
If you wrote a post for this Thursday please share your link below. Thanks for playing along!
I realized yesterday that I never shared my Bingo card with you!
It’s an excellent card, I must say. (And I won’t be telling you how many times I hit refresh to get it to be this excellent.)
Now. I have actually finished 3 books already but . . . I can’t decide how I want to track and keep my card updated this summer. I actually printed out this picture and I think (but I’m not absolutely sure yet) that I want to put it in my journal as a two page spread with the card on one side and a list of the books I have read for each square on the other. If I number the squares then I can write a list and match the titles up that way. The squares will also have to be colored in or something too . . . but I’m still undecided on that.
Leave it to me to quickly decide on the majority of the books I will be reading . . . and then agonize over how to keep track of them in a pretty and organized way.
It’s JUNE! In case you don’t know, June is my favorite favorite month of the year. The days are longer (and keep getting longer all month), the sun (when it’s out, anyway) is high in the sky, the flowers are planted, the deck is our outdoor living room, and this month includes Dale’s birthday AND our wedding anniversary. So much to love about June!
And here’s what’s happening right now in early June:
What are you listening to?
The Spotify playlist that Hannah made for her graduation party. She put together a really fun list, full of songs that are well loved and bring back happy memories of her childhood and camping, Dale’s band, and so much more.
What are you wearing?
My work uniform is jeans and a blouse, with sneakers. I did finally get a pedicure last week so I can wear flip flops but my new Keen sneakers are so comfortable that I keep wearing them instead.
What have you bought?
I feel like I have bought all.the.plants but I haven’t because there are still lots of empty spaces to be filled. I also finally (!!) found a garden Buddha that I love and that was in my budget, too. I’ve been looking for ages and, happy as I am to have him, now that I do there goes my excuse for stalking Homegoods and various garden stores.
What are you reading?
Young Jane Young by Gabrielle Zevin. It’s very very good. I thought it would be light and fun and it is but it’s also a very strong feminist novel and there’s a lot more depth to it than I expected.
Who are you stalking…er, admiring from afar?
My Instagram feed is full of summery homes and gardens, delicious food and decorating ideas . . . I stalk those every day. Right now I’m a little bit obsessed with the renovations going on over at Talk of the House since they bought a new lake house.
Where are you going?
Maine! At the end of the month we are going back to the cottage we rented last year to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. You may recall that it’s the same place we rented for our honeymoon and we have decided that we love it so much we need to go again this year. It will be a week of staring at the ocean and eating lots and lots of lobster. Woot!
What’s going on with YOU now that it’s June?
I kind of love it when the beginning of the month falls on or about a Monday. It means I can have an easy do-ahead Monday post by showing you the mosaic of last month’s photos.
Lots of Jackie, of course. Plus Hannah’s graduation and the succession of changes to our front border. Lots of flowers and food and drink. Another stupendous month!