As I write this, we are in the midst of a heat wave. I usually have this extra spurt of creativity between 8pm and 10pm, but I'm not accustomed to being completely useless between 5pm and 7pm. Everything is thrown off.
For a minute there I thought that I hadn't done anything interesting all month. Thankfully, I keep a planner. This month has actually been full of so many uncommon things:
We celebrated a family birthday by camping. This involved making my mom carry a three tiered cake with beautiful flowers on her lap on a long and bumpy car ride. She refuses to do it ever again.
I've been working on my 2023 calendar. I have a couple months finished, but I feel like I'm more than 1/6th done with it.
Out of town friends came to visit and we met their new baby. Such a blessing to see them after several years.
Summer school started for my son and with that came many changes in routine. Thankfully, nothing too bad came out of it.
A ton of family came from out of town converging on my mother's house to sew a quilt top for a cousin's wedding coming up. They endured me filming the whole event and I did put together a video that won't be public until after the wedding.
Last weekend I took the kids to a nearby beach and put together a great video demonstrating some knots.
I've been reading/listening to a bunch of books lately. My recent choices seem to all connect to a new title I've claimed for myself recently: Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
Indirectly I've been reading a number of STEM based rom-coms by Ali Hazelwood. HSPs gravitate to STEM academia and workforce and she does a great job of writing women that are neurodivergent.
Lastly, I listened to Cinder. It's a futuristic twist on Cinderella set in New Beijing grappling with a pandemic. I find myself relating to the cyborg main character as she learns new things about how she is uniquely troubled/gifted.
Tomorrow I actually have a "Becky Day". Most would probably call it a "Me Day". You see for each day my husband gets to himself, I get a day to do as I'd like. His days are always spent with the trains in the park, "Train Days". I've got about 15 different ideas for how I should use my time tomorrow... we'll just have to see.