Another new month. May seemed to go faster than some of the months before it…which I know means it is summer. Or, at the very least, warmer weather. Sunny skies and longer days. The weeks and months filled with sunshine just “go by” so much nicer for me than the darker, hunkered-down ones! Life is just better in the sunshine! We’ve had some throw the windows open kind of days, a few days that called for the ac, and, just last weekend, even a few mornings where we need the heat to knock the chill off. But the days are still sun-drenched and longer every evening. I love it! And, so, June is here and time for this month’s “Currently” link-up. What have you been up to currently…or lately:) As for me…..
Currently, I am:
CELEBRATING – several fun things this month. One special girl is turning 13! Thirteen!! Hard to believe…but very exciting! Another special young lady is graduating from high school. Her graduation party is next weekend. I’m looking forward to celebrating with her. And with her parents. There is also a special housewarming party celebrating the end of a very long wait for a new home for our pastor and his wife. I am so happy for them. Definitely cause to celebrate.
COLLECTING – doilies. Ha! I am not a collector. I do have a shelf full of sheep which I suppose could be considered a collection but I have not added to that “collection” in years (although they are just the cutest of animals, don’t you think?) Lately though, I have had a slight obsession with crocheted doilies. I have no idea…but I really do think they make things on the coffee table or shelf look much nicer. I find just about all of them at thrift stores – just as I did yesterday – and they always make me smile. Maybe I’m turning into my grandmother!
GIFTING – something other than gift cards. Or, at least, I am hoping to do so. Those special events mentioned above all need gifts – which is fun – but I tend to complicate gifts. It seems like most folks simply want gift cards but I’ve never really considered gift cards “great gifts.” They seem to lack any thought and always feel like a quick way to just the box. I inquire for ideas. I scour the internet. I think and rethink all sorts of unique and fun ideas. And, afterward, nine times out of ten, I always ask myself, “Why didn’t I just get a gift card??” You would think I would learn!! That said, I really am trying to find some unique gift ideas – especially for the graduation and for the new teenager birthday girl!! Any and all suggestions gladly accepted!
THINKING – about Jordan’s return home next month. Won’t be long now. He will not be here long but it will be great to have him here for ten days or so. Also thinking about future possibilities: what it would be like to live overseas and if God would ever open that door; if another missions trip could be in my future and where that might be; and wondering where we might go for Thanksgiving this year. (We would actually like to travel this holiday but is it too early to think about Thanksgiving??)
TRYING – to stick with my latest “new eating plan” – which sounds much better than a diet. It really is not a diet and something I plan to continue way beyond losing weight. If I ever even lose weight. I am trying to remember “my why” which is much more about a healthy lifestyle and doing all I can to be my healthiest self – which is not necessarily determined by a number on the scale. Trying to remind myself of that often.
And that is it. Another wrap and my latest “Currently” installment. I would love to know what you are currently thinking…hmmm. And if you collect anything. Share in the comments. I answer each one right here. Thanks for reading and following along. You can also go here to read what others are currently up trying, gifting or celebrating!