Wow! In just a few short days, another month will have passed. We are almost halfway through 2021. I even remembered earlier in the week that this was the weekend for Share Four Somethings! I pray you are blessed by my stroll through the month of memories. God is so amazing and I am thankful that He chose me and I'm choosing to follow Him every day. (Reminding myself of my word for the year.)
Something Loved: Podcasts! I listen to several and one of my favorites is That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs and her friends or people with whom she wants to be friends. She recently did a podcast tour and I thought about going, but wasn't comfortable being in a crowded place just yet. So, when she announced that one of her stops was going to be available virtually as well, I was "in". I bought the ticket and watched it! I loved it and especially loved that I could share it with my daughter, Rachel! This episode with Gina Claire Mason and Mary Kate Morrisey (The Witches in Wicked-Touring Company 2018/2019) will air mid-July on Annie's podcast. The picture below is my attempt at a selfie at the end of the evening.
Something Read: Fear I'm Over You by Holley Gerth is a 21-day devotional e-book that blends Scripture, research, and practical help to leave fear behind, or at least more on the "back burner". Holley writes, "Fear can be an annoying bully, but it's not the boss of you." Also, "When He (God) tells us not to be afraid, it's not a rebuke for experiencing fear; it's a reassurance and a loving invitation not to stay in fear." I think this will be one book I'll need to re-read in the future.
Something Treasured: My family! It was such a joy to finally be able to travel to Ohio to see my parents, in person! It had been almost 2 years, no thanks to distance and covid. The road trip was a great time to connect with my daughters. Once we arrived, we spent hours talking, looking through old family photos, cards, and letters. We went to our favorite Italian Restaurant and our favorite breakfast spot and shopped a little, too. Oh, and the cicadas we heard in the Cincinnati area were thankfully not in my hometown!
I also treasure good memories. June 20th was not only Father's Day but marked the 1 year anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing. My husband did a beautiful job of remembering his mom in a Facebook post and our daughters once again blessed us by coming home so we could remember, together.
Something Ahead: I started a new crochet project in April and I'm loving it! I don't work on it every day, but it's pretty easy and I can work on it in sections. It's a Mighty Mile a Minute Crochet Calendar Blanket and I'm working on June's already! Here's a picture of the 2 1/2 strips and I'll show you more next month. Stay tuned.
How have you been creative lately? I'd love to hear about it in the comments below.