Hola amigas mia!
Coming to you this evening from the Bluegrass State of Kentucky to share a few highlights of my life…
Linking-up for the”Style Imitating Art” (SIA) series with Jen at Librarian for Life and Erin at Loop Looks. Here’s the premise. Several librarian-blogger-friends created SIA series. Every couple of weeks, one of them selects a piece of art to be used as a style prompt. Bloggers are invited to link-up with the look they create to represent the prompt. Erin selected a glass beadwork piece entitled “My Sea, My Sister, My Tears,” from the South African art of the Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence. I was taken by the soothing colors and shapes in this piece and decided to put together something for the link-up.
My top is a chiffon tunic under which I wore a white cami and paired them with white denim jeans. On this evening, PC and I were heading for church and dinner afterward. He usually wears something similar in color to what I am wearing when we dress for church. So he inadvertently got in on the link-up, too. Click here to see everyone’s prompt outfits. I hope to join upcoming SIA link-ups in the near future.
Spring cleaning. Still at it. I can’t seem to stay home long enough to get it all done! Before leaving for this latest trip, I cleaned our master bath and bedroom. Starting from top and working to the bottom or floor, I cleaned ceiling fans, blinds, windows, curtains. I used lemon oil to dust our furniture. Attacked the curly-cues and bric-a-brac with a toothbrush. Washed the baseboards and window sills, doors and door frames, wiped down pictures and art.
Our drawers are in pretty good shape. But toward the send of summer, I need to go through them again and the closets, too, then make one more run to the consignment shop with pieces that I didn’t wear this season. Starting your own spring cleaning this summer? Check out the checklists and house-cleaning plans attack I shared in this post, here.
Fulfilling goals. I continue to grow spiritually as I move through my workbook, Victorious Living: 101 Prayers and Praises by Mary Clewley. PC and I continue to eat more nutritiously with the “21 Day Fix” program and are working toward being in better shape with our bike rides, “BeachBody” DVD workouts and trips to the gym.
Isn’t my Cady-created wine glass divine? Precious gift from my precious granddaughter.
You might remember the rest of the goals I set for June. Or not. In that case, here’s a look.
I would say June was a rousing success in the goal-department. I cooked at home M-F, except the day before we left for our trip (and of course, no cooking on vacation either). As I mentioned, we have been exercising well, too. I read an adult book (and several children’s books), reviews are here and here. Summer cleaning is underway, albeit slowly. Scrapped with my sister, Valerie. Blogged 3 X a week until we left on vacay and got our store on Teachers Pay Teachers set-up and our first lesson uploaded to the “Library Lovin’ Sisters” store front. Take a peek, here.
With a third of July gone, I decided to create goals for the rest of the summer rather than July and then August.
Basically, a continuation of June’s goals, with the hope of finally getting my house clean.
Base-balling. This season, I have missed at least one of PC’s baseball games a month. Falling down on the job of being a Number One
Cougars, make that Yankees fan. But I did get to go to the last game before we left for on our trip. And I ran into a dear friend Susie and her husband Manny at the ball park. Susie volunteered in my library for about five years and put in hours and hours of her “free” time to help me. She is an angel.
My number 14 is usually the starting third baseman but he tried playing catcher that game and did a great job. Looks like catching might be in his future.
Card-making. Joined some of my librarian- and retired teacher-friends for a Stampin’ Up card-making class. We made two all-occasion cards. We used rubber stamps to create most of the images on the cards, then embellished them.
Because I placed a Stampin’ Up order, the class was free. Will be anxious to receive the 3-D glue dots, fine-tip glue pen and adhesive rhinestones I ordered to add to my scrapbook pages and cards at home.
So there you have it…my life, currently July 2016. Hope you will run by to see how Becky at Choose Happy has been filling her long, summer days. And won’t you share what you’ve been up to in a comment below?
Thank you for spending some of your time with me. Going to save details of my trip to roll into one photo-packed post next week. Please come back to join me.
Hugs and kisses,