Nearing the end of month, its once again time to consider some things from the past month. These snippets – four somethings – are a small look at how I’ve spent this beginning of autumn. My morning walks, which I started in July, have long since been abandoned. Like it or not, the days are getting shorter. All the more reason to cherish the small moments.
Currently I’m reading Walking on Water by Madeleine L’Engle. She insists all story is truth. Going beyond the genres of fiction and non-fiction, the heart of anything worth reading speaks truth into our lives.
Wednesday Night Trivia
Each Wednesday night Jay and I join other couples from our neighborhood to play live team trivia. The typically Smartinis roster includes 8 regulars, but on occasion we have others join us. The other team members have impressive professional and travel resumes, so we often do well.
My niece, nephew, and dad all have May birthdays! We did lots of celebrating this month, including 8th grade prom for my mini-me and the little man earning the top (all around) award for his grade. Both kids attended new schools this year, and I love to see how they are thriving! Continue reading
My family. Always.
Papaw had his follow-up appointment with his doctor and seems to be doing well. He still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, but the tests seem to indicate his body is healing. We are all incredibly grateful for that blessing! Continue reading
Nashville Predators hockey
Admittedly, I’m a relatively new fan – both to hockey and to the Preds. Jay and I first started watching during the playoffs last year. We headed into the big city to see 2 games in the Western Conference finals versus the Anaheim Ducks and one game in the Stanley Cup final against the Pittsburg Penguins. Continue reading
As genres go, I typically prefer comedy, or, if a subject matter is serious, to be so far-fetched the events could never happen. Examples of my favorites include Jurassic Park, any Marvel superhero movie, or anything starring Will Ferrell. Continue reading
In the span of one day, I both started and abandoned at audiobook on developing poise in one’s life. In a month devoted to writing on the topic of finishing, it might seem odd that I’m sharing about giving up. Actually, a vital part of seeing a project to the end is not getting derailed by side projects or ideas which don’t relate back to the original goal. Continue reading
Every October, writers join together in a challenge “31 days of…” The idea is that every day, for 31 days, we will write on a specified topic. Each writer chooses something different, but stays true to that topic throughout the month. Today is the fourth day of the month as I write this (but not as I publish) and I haven’t even chosen a topic.