June 30 was not a Thursday yet you got something I thought was scheduled for a Thursday. So, that obviously didn’t go as planned.
I hope all y’all had a wonderful Fourth of July. We spent it with my family on the General Jackson. Before you think this is super fancy, you should know that we all agreed that we’re not going to do it again. We did it four years ago with two family friends and it was a much better time. In fact, one of The Mister’s favorite photos came from that holiday.
The top photo is The Mister’s favorite and the bottom photo is one of my favorites. It is of one of my mother’s dearest friends, Gary. He unexpectedly passed away a few months later, right before our wedding. They’d been friends for over 30 years. Gary and his wife have always been in my life. It was very difficult but I’m glad to have these photos in our hallway. When the photographers came around and showed the table the top photo Gary announced “You have to have this photo! I mean…y’all are meant for each other.”
This photo is also from July 4, 2009.
I’ve heard some discussion about “What is the song of the summer?” This is a silly question but I’m willing to answer it. My song of the summer is Lorde’s “Royals.” I can’t say I’ll continue to listen to it on repeat as it was in heavy personal rotation the month of June. You should add it to your current playlist.
In other news from the past week:
- We opened my booth at Miss Lucille’s Marketplace – more details coming
- We are ordering the awnings for the house.
- The painters are coming! The house should be painted within the next few weeks.
- I changed a diaper. I got to see a loved girlfriend that lives too many hours away (hey Kia) and meet her precious son. He’s pretty fresh so I was very much like a robot with holding him and she encouraged me to change his diaper. To her credit, she coached me through it and didn’t make tremendous fun. Let’s be clear: I’ve changed a diaper before but not a baby that just a few months old.
This week’s mantra: