I don't have a lot of words for today, but it's a still a good day! Rather than in paragraph form, I wrote a list of what I've been up to:
- A walk at the park on Memorial day with Nicholas.
- A smoothie date after the walk. This time, we got an orange + peach + mango smoothie to share.
- Making Memorial Day pancakes; taking turns flipping
- Sewing quilt squares into columns. 10/16 columns done, and I'm on a roll again.
- Our Tuesday routine: Coffee shop knitting while he's at a work meeting. It's iced latte season (but it usually is, here in Austin).
- Phone calls with my mom, and friends I haven't talked to in far too long.
- Watching knitting vlogs
- Swapping out our table runner for placemats and fabric napkins.
- Admiring Texas clouds (they're just so pretty).
- Missing family. Holidays are really hard.
- Watching Michael Scott's last episode of The Office and tearing up, as always.
- Using Boy Brow from Glossier to keep my wayward eyebrow in check (yes, just the right eyebrow)
- Wearing sunscreen every day (I determined to make this habit stick!)
- Knitting on a deep red, textured, cozy, scarf.
- Realizing that sometimes, progress forward looks like standing still.
- Baking mini pecan pies aka pecan tassies.* I added cardamom, like I usually do.
- Wearing a romper out to coffee, for napping, for baking, etc. It's comfy, people.
- Praying for a flexible, gracious heart. For patience + contentment + boldness + increased trust that He is faithful.
- Smoky Chicken Chili in the crockpot for dinner
- *A sink full of dishes I really should go wash ;)
- Listening to the new Tom Rosenthal album, Fenn on YouTube
- Letting Kari Jobe's new album be my anthem as I make dinner and keep busy in the kitchen and in the midst of life, worship my Creator.
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.
Now that we're well into January, I'm sitting down to write and glance back at the last year. I'm not much of a resolution-maker (not fundamentally opposed, just not for me), but I do find it's healthiest for my heart and mind to reflect and then continue on into the next year. Like every single year, there are good, hard, and in-between snippets and seasons.
I did it. I hopped aboard the sourdough train. I've made exactly one loaf of sourdough in my life, once last year, just a few months before we moved across the country from Texas to Indiana. I've long been interested in fermented foods, and tried my hand at a few, namely, kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut. And sourdough has been one on the want to try again list. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?