Currently: April 2023

Time for this month’s Currently edition….the link-up hosted by my blog friend, Jennifer.  Check out the entire link-up here.  I think I will skip the intro (otherwise known as chatter) and jump right in:)  Let’s see what I am currently loving, hoping, playing, needing and feeling.  Hmmm –

LOVING – ok, this is going to be cheesy but I am so loving spring!  The weather.  The flowers.  The trees (thankfully, I have never been bothered by pollen.  I am blessed….apparently, the pollen is crazy this year.)  We have cut the grass for the first time.  There is something about the smell of fresh cut grass that I love.  Evokes so many great memories for me!  The mulch also makes me happy.  I know….goofy.  But true.  We (finally) got the porch looking pretty again.  It sits bare most of the winter which is not my favorite.  It looks so much happier with all the pots of pansies and a few bunnies:)

On a side note, I thought it was interesting that Jennifer mentioned in her post that she is currently NOT loving the weather.  What?!  Spring weather is very volatile where she leaves.  I have to say that I have never heard a tornado siren.  We don’t have those.  And I am fairly certain we have never had schools close due to tornado warnings.  I just find it interesting how unique the different parts of our country are.  And I’m pretty sure, crazy weather or not, spring would still be my favorite season!  I heart spring!!

HOPING – this beautiful weather continues for Easter.  I mentioned on Monday that we are not going to the sunrise service this year, but I know many who are and I hope they don’t have to bundle up in blankets (much like many did last year!)  There is also an Easter egg hunt after church which would be much nicer outside than indoors.  And I don’t suppose we will be dining on the patio – although the restaurant we have chosen does have really pretty outdoor seating – but the whole lunch experience is so nice when the weather is pretty.  Not the end of the world, I know, but it is what I am hoping for.  Also, hoping my son’s birthday gift arrives on time.  This is not the time to fail me, Amazon.

PLAYING – all the My Fair Lady favorites in my head.  On repeat.  So many favorites!  My brother and I are going to see the play on Saturday.  I’m excited.  And, if they happen to need a quick fill-in for any of the choruses, I am fully prepared, willing and able.  At least, in my opinion:) Not exactly sure which I love more….the dresses (and other costumes) or the music!

NEEDING – not exactly “needing” a lot.  Maybe needing to do something with my hair.  Some fresh color could go a long way.  Also, needing a fresh pedicure which I had hoped would happen before this weekend but not sure that it will.  Close-toed shoes for the win.

FEELING – very blessed.  Truthfully.  I know that I have said I am not going to make this a “health journey or update” blog, but thoughts or comments about my health (or the endless doctor appointments!) seem to make it into most posts lately.  Sorry about that.  Nevertheless, it is a journey and my health does seem to impact all aspects of my life lately.  That said, I am feeling great.  My bloodwork continues to be fantastic.  My symptoms and/or side effects of treatment are minimal….to almost non-existent.  The only explanation is answered prayer.  God is so good to me.  I am blessed with wonderful friends, family and others who not only pray for me but regularly reach out to check on me and encourage me.  It is humbling and, often, overwhelming.  Even in this blog community, there are those who regularly leave the most encouraging and kind comments.  I just want to thank each and every one.  Honestly, I feel beyond blessed.

And, on that note, I will end today’s post.  Thank you again, friends, for stopping by.  I pray that your week will find you feeling blessed as well.  Have a wonderful Easter.  This beautiful, abundantly blessed, life is only possible because of the resurrection!  Thank you, Jesus.

8 thoughts on “Currently: April 2023

  1. I’m so glad your health is doing well. That really is such a blessing. I hope you enjoy the play and I hope you’ll share pictures with us.

  2. Glad your health is doing well! I’m hoping for a nice sunny and warm-ish weekend to. I love spring and I am here to embrace all the sunshine.

  3. I cannot imagine how fortunate you feel that your health is good and that you are on this side of things. I know it’s a burden to go through things like that, and I always find it interesting that it’s in those times when we draw closer than ever to the Lord. I’ve heard so many people thank Him for their illness, because it strengthened their relationship with Him. On a lighter note, it’s interesting that you don’t get tornadoes there! We were under a tornado watch again yesterday, but it moved away from us. I just heard on my local news that a town near us (Wynne, Arkansas) had a family whose pictures were found 130 miles away from them after a tornado hit their home Friday night. Can you even imagine? I cannot. It’s good to “hear” from you today! I’m so behind in blog reading!

  4. Jennifer, I’m so glad you’re feeling better! Life feels so much lighter when we have good health 🙂 We don’t have tornadoes here, but suffer greatly with hurricanes and the aftermath. It’s exhausting!

    I’m enjoying the spring weather, but I forgot how rainy April can be! We’re having thunderstorms all day today.

    Have a very sweet Easter Sunday 🙂

  5. I love spring too and I am so happy this month because spring abounds and I LOVE it! And I’m so thankful you are feeling in a good place on your health journey. That is a huge blessing.

  6. Enjoyed reading this post, Jennifer! As ever, your light topics/ observations and your heavy are all so well articulated and you have a nice balance of both. I love spring as well. The unpredictability of the weather can be annoying but fun, too. Like, what is going to be today? Tornadoes are not good, obviously and I’m glad you’ve been spared the warnings and fear of them. I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I hope your Easter weekend is a wonderful one!

  7. I’m glad your health is doing well, and I hope you continue to do well and feel blessed. We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? Have a great week!

  8. Reading this after reading your hiatus post, and I am concerned about what has changed. If anything. Maybe LIFE is too crazy right now to find time to blog as you want to do. I know you haven’t shared the details of the health issues you’ve been dealing with. But sometimes I think sharing can be helpful to others and cathartic for the person sharing. Hope you will maybe journal your feelings and thoughts while you take this time away from blogging.

    Send you much love.

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