Gal pals, linking up with Anne in Residence for Currently 05.2020. These posts are always fun! Just as fun as yesterday’s Sentence a Day and my new 10 on the 10th series. In case you missed it, you can read April’s Currently post, here. You can start writing your sentence a day for May and link up with us on the first Tuesday of June to share. And pencil 10 on the 10th into your planner for Sunday!
For currently 05.2020, we are talking about what we’re: learning, loving, making, missing and reading. As always, coming to you in ABC order, here are my responses. And you know I’m going to ask, so be thinking how you would respond to these Currently 05.2020 prompts yourself.
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nothing YET. But have recently signed up for a couple of things to learn about. One, this *free* online instapot school offered by Tiffany at Eat at Home. I was gifted my instapot a few years ago and have used it with great success about a half-dozen times. But want to feel more confident about pulling it out. Even if it makes me feel disloyal to my precious crock pot. The instapot can be such a time saver. Especially now that I am helping with the babies again.
Also signed up for The Genius Blogger’s Took Kit. For which I actually paid money. And then did nothing with. Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I did print out the handouts. Then carried them around with me a couple of times. On those occasions where I had to go somewhere that I thought I might have some ‘down’ time to start working through the program.
Actually participating in both of these trainings is on my to-do list this week.
Finally, for my mom’s Mother’s Day gift, we kids (I use that term lightly) are giving her this inexpensive tablet. Which is being delivered first to me, so I can set it up with Homer Player for audible books for the seeing impaired/elderly. Have to learn a little bit about Homer in order to explain it to mom. Then I will purchase several books for mom to listen to and ship the device to her.
that PC is working from home. But just as I was writing this post, he learned that the whole week of 05.04.2020 he will have to go into the office. I guess I jinxed him.
Also loving that I am heading across the mountain every morning to help with Lucia and Camila. Today, Cia treated me to a mani and pedi in their living room. Complete with sparkles.
Loving that Cady has learned to ride her bike without training wheels. And that she and Brennyn are coming for a visit in less than 3 weeks.
Last but not least, loving my new leopard tennies from Old Navy. So comfy that I have worn them all week!!
spring crafts, coconut pie, painted rocks. Talked about my spring crafts in a recent post, here. They were very quick and actually fun to make. Sometimes I get all wrapped around the hub about crafting because I am afraid of failure. Such an ugly word.
Felt kind of scared making this no-bake coconut cheesecake pie, too. My Grandma Bubby set the bar high for coconut pie. I was afraid I would drop the ball on this, too. But I surprised myself!! And bonus…PC liked it a lot, too.
Just began painting these little fellas last weekend.
date nights, movies, going into stores, my babies, the gym, our hikes, a sense of normalcy and calm.
Like I said above, this week I have begun helping take care of my girls while Lauren starts back to work. So that is a step in the right direction.
2 new books. My online book club voted to read In Five Years by Rebecca Serle for May. Several of the gals read it in one sitting so we may have to vote for a second book this month! I am on chapter 9, listening through Audible, and cannot figure out where we are headed. Great read so far.
Also downloaded The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi onto my Kindle. It is Reese Witherspoon’s book of the month. Remember, I applied for her resident librarian position on Hello, Sunshine? Well, I have never heard a word back. Other than an email saying they received my application. And I haven’t been able to find any announcement of who was hired. Waaaa!!
I am always on the lookout for great books, so be sure to let me know what you are reading in a comment below.
Spring Goal Update
I revealed my spring goals in this post last month.
Here’s how I’ve managed toward meeting these goals, about 6 weeks into the season.
- Scrap Cia and Cami: ✅ yes, have taken advantage of this quiet, stay at home time to do this.
- Clean vents and carpets: this is actually a PC spring goal. We had the vents done a week ago. Ka-ching! Although I clean our carpets myself, have gotten an estimate to have a professional job done this spring. Now just finishing spring cleaning before they come.
- Get pool professionally cleaned: ✅ oh, this pool. Had the tiles cleaned and a rust spot repaired. And then repaired again. Oh, yeah, and repaired again. Most recently yesterday. Filling the pool with water, so we will see if the 3rd repair takes.
- Update patio and backyard space: I do realize how trivial this seems during a global pandemic. But have wanted to do it for over a year. Have my eye on these sets, both out of stock right now on Wayfair. And maybe a couple of chaise lounges.
- Attend church online; Easter: did tune in for live-streaming of our church’s Easter Sunday services. But the Easter ham and turkey are still in the freezer. And the Easter dress is still on the hanger. We have postponed dinner and dressing up for later.
- Recipe swap and blog hop: ✅ yes!! If you missed it, just click here to check out the recipes shared by some of my favorite blogger buddies and my new friend, Cindy on FB.
Have gotten my craft area cleaned and purged. That was a winter goal that was transformed into a bucket list activity, I think. Hope to have check marks beside every goal by the end of the month.
How are you staying healthy and busy, friends? Are you making headway on goals or resolutions you set waaaaay back in January? Doesn’t that seem like a lifetime ago? What are you learning, loving, making, missing, and reading for currently 05.2020? Let me know in a comment below.
We are up to almost 1,100 cases of Covid-19 in El Paso with 22 deaths. Today is a big El Paso celebration, Cinco de Mayo. Praying that 2 weeks from now we don’t have another big spike in cases like we saw after Easter. And we are really worried about Mother’s Day as this community traditionally celebrates their moms in a big way.
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Hugs and kisses,