Three questions about July

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.

Published by Juliann

Recently retired and ready for adventure

7 thoughts on “Three questions about July

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: While it’s hard that the current crisis makes it impossible for us to gather in person to mourn and comfort, in some ways it’s also a blessing because it allows so many more people to be a part of it thanks to technology. It sounds like the memorial went really well and was a comfort — even more so because you can watch it again.

  2. Glad your Memorial Service for your Dad went well. And that you have a recording. I love the idea of using your little artist’s houses for a quilt – that will be amazing!

  3. I bet the memorial service was wonderful. When we had Randy’s way back in February we had it recorded and Dale has watched it more than once and found it comforting. I love the little houses and think they will be fabulous in a quilt. And how about planting some fall vegetables like acorn squash and spinach?

  4. I’m glad zoom exists for these times and you have something to watch. May you be comforted! My garden is doing quite well with minimal effort on my part (my husband does the work!).

  5. I am sure the Memorial service for your Dad was lovely. It’s hard not to gather in person but I am glad you have the recording. I guess you could shoot for a Fall garden in that bed with some greens and things that don’t need the hot weather but flowers would be lovely and relatively stress free.

  6. I’m glad you feel good about the memorial service for your Dad on Zoom. Our extended family will be deciding whether to do virtual or in-person memorial service for my MIL who died in June. Reading what you did is good food for thought.

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