And, just like that, it is August. Someone on Instagram recently said, “August is summer’s Sunday.” Ahh, I love that! The humidity has taken its toll and everyone (and everything) seems to be a bit drained…if not a bit parched. The pace is slower – and that is okay. And the ice tea tastes just that much sweeter!! I also recently saw (on Instagram!) a couple of folks celebrating that fall is almost here. Time to start thinking about pumpkins and fall decor. Oh my. I am totally enjoying – and savoring – summer!! Trying not to rush right past today’s joys. And here is just a tiny peek into what I am enjoying/savoring lately. Or “Currently.
CHOOSING – to live more in the moment. I know that is a bit of trendy phrase right now and I’m anything but trendy; however, there is some wisdom to that thought. As a woman…as a mom…as a lover of all things planning – it is easy to always be looking ahead. And there are times, and seasons of life, when that is not only wise but essential. But I am blessed to be in a season of life where I can really relax, enjoy and appreciate “the moment” – the day, the event, and even the season (like summer)! I’ve never been one to keep a journal, although I think that would be a great way to notice and appreciate the joy of each day. I have, however, been trying to take more pictures. The photos often are not worth sharing, or even saving, but I am focused on noticing the little things rather than rushing right by them. So often, those “little things” remind me how blessed I am.
CONSUMING – lots of blueberries! All the blueberries! I just love those little pops of blue-hued fruit!!! I eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And any time in between:)
ENJOYING – um, blueberries:) Also, a new haircut. I have been chopping at my hair myself (which is never pretty) but have not had a real haircut since February…until yesterday! Hooray. Also enjoying walks in the evening, Just as the sun is setting. Fresh pedicures, the smell of cut grass (we have had a time with our HOA – grrr!) and the silly poses that our grand dogs assume in order to take a nap! What goofs!!
ORDERING – things from Poshmark. Are you familiar with Poshmark? Basically an online consignment store. I have found a couple of sellers that I like and have gotten several new things for my closet. Things that I really like…and for great prices. The shipping can be a bit high but you can get deals on shipping as well as the prices listed. I know there is little difference….but I cannot/will not buy clothes from a yard sale. Actually I am not really a yard sale kind of girl but I, for sure, would never buy clothes. Yet, my brain has absolutely no problem with Poshmark (and the like). Funny, now that I think about it!
REMEMBERING – my sweet Tyler. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that this past weekend was Tyler’s Heaven birthday. The 14-year mark of his death. He was 13 when he died…making it longer that he has been gone than he was with us. It was a difficult weekend. God sustained – just as He has every day since Tyler’s death – but it was a difficult day. My thoughts have been Tyler focused:) I am thankful for the surety of Heaven and that Tyler was a Christian. I know there will be a reunion one day!!
Currently….I am celebrating birthdays (there have been several lately and a few more later in the month), taking a couple day trips, looking forward to our next outdoor church service (they are special!) and continuing the fight to keep the lawn green. Or sorta green. It is a bit of a losing battle. We are also anticipating a major life change in our house this month. Can’t share details but will be very different around here. I’m excited, sad, nervous and thrilled. All at the same time!!
Check out the rest of the “Currently” posts here. Always a fun monthly link-up!