Around here, we know that summer, as in the sunny days kind of summer, starts after July 4. It’s been a bit of a slog this week, lots of grey and drizzle, but summer is coming. I know I will be spending more time on the deck and in the garden.

Thinking about – getting reacquainted with my notebook. I have been using standard sized inserts for the last six months although I have not written consistently like Katie. This week, I discovered a lovely log and YouTube feed – Keep Good Notes. Watching her videos and reading her posts have helped me start again with daily journaling. I am also inspired by Honoré. I love the way she makes journaling and paper and regular part of her routine.

Grateful for – time spent with my grandson. Yesterday he taught me how to draw a shell. It was a lovely time.

Interested in – learning more about self-care. This morning I was making a list of all the ways I give my time away. I recently read Sarah Bessey’s book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things. One thing that I took away from this book is to pay attention to the difference between self-care and self-comfort. Journaling is self-care, something I want to make a part of my daily routines and rhythms.

Fun ahead – Today would have been dad’s 91st birthday. I will head to the store for some gluten free cupcakes and then join family for a virtual birthday celebration this evening.

Enjoy your Friday!

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

7 thoughts on “TGIF

  1. The picture of your notebook is so comforting. I love it!

    Thanks for introducing me to Keep Good Notes – that looks like just my thing.

    It looks like you had a thoughtful and introspective week. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thank you for the journaling links! I was so good about journaling, even in the start of the pandemic, but after Dale’s accident it just fell away. I want to get back into it and you are inspiring me.

  3. I used to be a prolific journaler in my younger years but got out of the habit when life got busy. I’ve started it again since the beginning of the pandemic and found it to be a good self-care practice. It’s a way to reflect on my day and also get out concerns or frustrations. I hope that you’re easily able to resume the habit and find it useful.

  4. I re-committed to my morning routine this month and thank you for the reminder that it IS self-care and just as important as the daily exercise I am so much better about doing! (LOVE your journals. and your view!)

  5. thanks for the links, I’d like to think when I give away my time it’s to a worthy cause but sadly when I scroll news feeds it’s not really a good use of time is it??

  6. Self care is important. I love the idea of a virtual celebration of what would have been your Dad’s 91st birthday. I find when I journal I feel better the rest of the day.

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