What went well? I spent a lot of time in July planning the Zoom service for dad and I think it went well. There were a lot of emails with the people involved, practice Zoom calls multiple times a week (which is how we figured out my computer needed an Ethernet connection in order to show the videos), and finding all the contacts to invite. Dad was a busy man, did a lot of volunteer work, and supported the arts communities. We had recorded music with words on the screen for the hymns and my husband and daughters performed a song written just for dad from our living room. We even set up a different Zoom for the family to gather after the service. And we have a recording which I am planning to watch soon because I was a bit distracted and I want to hear the Chaplain’s message again.
What didn’t go well? That would have to be the garden. I finally got my second bed cleaned up, yesterday. This is the first week we have had steady, dry days and warm weather. I am not sure what I will plant in that bed. Seems a bit late for veggies and I need to replace the deer fence, especially since mama deer and her doe wander through my yard twice a day now. There are two sad tomato plants and some berry bushes in the other bed. Maybe I’ll just plant some flowers.
What am I looking forward to in August? More reading, knitting while sitting on the deck with an audiobook and coffee, getting back into a routine that includes time on my mat, and figuring out how to turn these wonderful houses (drawn by our little artist) into a quilt.
Off link up with Carole today.