Here we are at the end of July already. I’ve been struggling with anxiety these days. It’s hard to avoid the bad news around us. Between the election drama and shootings and acts of terror, I worry all the time about the state of our world. Add to that the unrelenting noise of social media and the internet and negative opinions from angry people, I just can’t take it.
Times like this, I find myself retreating to home and simple tasks. I got so much done over the weekend. I made broth, soup, squash bread, enchiladas, and grilled chicken so we have a full fridge and easy lunches for the week. I laundered and shopped and organized cabinets and closets. There’s nothing quite like good old fashioned hard work and a sense of accomplishment. Being productive is so satisfying!
And best of all, I finally picked my long neglected stitching.
I’m working my way in from the right hand side now. Fingers crossed that the two sides will match up. You all know that moment when you hold your breath, right?
We got a new board game called Googly Eyes. You have to draw things while wearing vision distorting glasses while your teammate tries to guess what you’re drawing. It is pretty fun (and funny looking).
Tom assembled Littlest’s new bike. Littlest isn’t so little anymore. Time is moving fast.
I guess we can’t control all of the craziness that’s going on out there, but we can choose to focus on the good and reflect happiness and change into our small part of the world. It’s not much, but maybe it makes a difference. We can only hope.
Happy Tuesday, Friends