Monday, May 29, 2023

Now - A Daybook

"Forever is composed of nows."


It's still early, though perhaps late compared to the time I usually rise.  For reason's I can't really explain I've noticed I'm starting to sleep in a little later, usually rising around 6:00, though a few days I've lingered until 6:30. Today is Memorial Day, which in our home is always the official start of summer. I'm hoping to linger and bask in every precious day of summer this year, and I look forward to sharing some of those here, with you!

A slow, steady rain fell throughout the night, and more is predicted later today. Though I suppose I would prefer a bit of sunshine on this day, it doesn't really matter. Our plans are pretty minimal and not too weather dependant. Were it a typical Monday I'd be knee-deep in cleaning something.  Rainy days almost always have this affect on me. But not today.

Hot dogs and potato salad are on the menu today, our traditional menu to kick off the summer! 

After spending much of the past six weeks treating and recovering from a pinched sciatic nerve, I'm finally beginning to resume my regular homekeeping routines. Typically I'm a bit lax during the summer months, and while I am going to take things slow  (my left leg is still a bit weak), there are some things that need my attention. I spent part of the day last Friday making lists and mapping out a plan and I hope to get started on that tomorrow.  Hopefully by the end of the season everything will be back to normal.

I've decided to spend some time this summer re-reading some books from my childhoold and my girls homeschool days. I started Gone Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright last week and I'm really enjoying it.

I recently added a few songs to my Ordinary Days of Small Things Playlist, which is a compilation of some of favorite oldies! I listen to this frequently when I'm cleaning house. I also came across this Memorial Day Playlist with some great songs from yesteryear to celebrate the day!  I think I'll put it on in a little while and have it playing in the background today!

My husband took me to see Are You There God, It's Me Margaret? yesterday, and I absolutely loved it!  I vividly remember reading the book when I was probably 10-11, and as best as I can remember, the movie was very true to the book.  If you grew up in the 70's, like I did, and read the book, I highly recommend the movie.  You won't be disappointed. I might add it to my summer re-reading list!

And with that, I hear my family beginning to move about which means it's time to start thinking about breakfast and making plans for the day!  I hope you all have a lovely Memorial Day and a beautiful start to the summer season!

Until then,


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Anonymous said...

I am interested in rereading books from my own childhood. Some that come to mind are Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (I don't remember any details, just that I read it) and The Borrowers series (those I loved and do remember details). Thank you for the idea. Looking forward to my rereading!

Kimberly Lottman said...

I loved The Borrowers as a child. That might be another one to add to my list! Happy Reading!