I have talked about it several times. Baking homemade bread using our family’s 100+ year-old yeast starter that I had almost killed from neglect. Have made two loaves recently. One for PC and one to take to my sister when we got together for the library conference. Need to keep baking in order to renew the yeast and keep it healthy. So you may be seeing more pictures than you care to of these sour dough loaves.
Ok, this is an area where I have been successful. So it isn’t exactly accurate to say I have just been just brushing and working and brushing. Let’s use one of those carrot top editing marks, you know the one… ^ … above working in order to add listening to. Because while I shelve books at the Cooley elementary school library, I have been listening to a variety of books through Audible.
The Arrangement: A Novel by Sarah Dunn is one of the May titles for The Blended Blog’s virtual book club. Interested in joining our little group? Click here to register and jump in with us. Each month a different quartet of girls selects four titles for the rest of the group to read. Members can read as many or few of the books as they like and then we discuss them in an informal chat room setting. Really didn’t want to read this book based on the brief online synopsis: “A hilarious and emotionally charged novel about a couple who embark on an open marriage-what could possibly go wrong?” So glad I took a chance on it anyway.
Also listening to The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod after joining a group of Facebook pals commandeered by my blogging and fitness friend Casey at Casey Rooney: Inspiring Busy Moms to Live Healthy Lives who will be reading and discussing this together. I am a Type A personality. Wonder if you would have been able to determine that through my posts? I would be interested to know. But anyway, being a Type A, decided to get started on the book right away. Discussion will actually begin on May 8. Join us, here.
And listening to Never Unfriended by Lisa-Jo Baker. Discovered this book through a fellow Blended Blog contributor Carrie from A Stylish Fit. Joined a FB discussion group for it, too. Learn more about it, here.
That’s a lot to listen to while I brush the pool and shelve books.
And this message he sent me today. Just for making his lunch (which I do most days).
And this photo he sent in a message last Friday. We had river rock delivered for our gardens in the backyard around the pool. PC was off last Friday and spent all day long carting the rock from the front yard to the back by the wheelbarrow loads. He sent me this photo after discovering a heart-shaped rock among the gazillion rounded rocks he moved. We look for heart-shaped rocks on all of our hikes.
I love that ^^^ man.
Well, river rock in the backyard. At least, PC has been planting river rock.
And we have been shopping for just the right mix of plants to put around the pool in the rock gardens. Which happens to be a spring bucket list activity. Review the rest of my list here. And you’ll have to come back to see which plants we actually settled on for the yard.
With last month’s “Relay for Life” still fresh on my mind, I find myself remembering baby Andrew and so many others who have been dealt cancer’s devastating blow. Just as we were packing up to go home the evening of “Relay”, there was this incredible sunset. Seventeen-year-old cancer survivor Stephanie, a member of our team, snapped this photo on my phone. I would like to think it was God’s gift to all of those who participated in this American Cancer Society’s event…that and the hope for a brighter tomorrow.
That’s my world currently…that and brushing the pool and going to work and brushing the pool. How would you respond to the prompts for today? What are you baking, listening to, loving, planting and remembering? Please leave me a comment below to let me know.
Hope you will come back tomorrow for Sentence a Day. Guess what? I tried very hard to limit the number of semi colons I use in my sentences to three per. You have to come back just to see that.
Have a blessed hUmP DaY, lOvEs!
Hugs and kisses,