A gush of bird-song, a patter of dew, A cloud, and a rainbow’s warning, Suddenly sunshine and perfect blue –– An April day in the morning. — Harriet Prescott Spofford
These words from Harriet Prescott Spofford sum up my April perfectly. We had lots of rain, some incredible blue skies, and a cacophony of bird-song this month. It also felt like it moved by at warp speed – which I hope means that I am getting used to staying home because I think May will be more of the same.
The Best Part of the Month:
Although there is no photo documenting it, some of my best moments of the month were spent journaling. I started a Pandemic Journal this month and my morning writing helps me to “dump” my worries on a page so I don’t have to carry them with me during the day.
A new 100 Day Project began for me on the seventh and I am trying my hand at crochet. While the motions of crochet are not entirely comfortable, I am enjoying the result! Each circle feels a little bit better than the one before, and I have memorized the pattern, which is helping tremendously! Maybe in a few more weeks I will feel confident enough to try Genevieve’s Poncho again, that is after I watch some more videos on how to change colors efficiently!
Most Hilarious Moment/s:
Sherman manages to win the prize again this month – if you look at the 14th and 15th you will see his normal routine while we are eating our dinner. He vacillates between intently staring down the dog food containers or staring at us as if to say, “ummm, my Pug-lepathic skills are not working, can you help me out here?!” While he gets no additional food, he does win points for making us laugh!
What I did well and What I can do better:
- In the do well column:
- Cocktails (although, this is probably not a good thing…lol)
- Non-sourdough bread baking
- and a Pink Full (Super) Moon with a moondog!
- In the Try Harder Column:
- Sourdough…(although I am reading Tartine Bread, so there might be hope!)
- Daily video seconds… apparently, this is way harder than it sounds because I missed lots of days!
That was it for a very speedy April! What made you smile last month?
A nice look back Kat! I was wondering if you are still crocheting, but from this I assume you are. I found that my tension initially was very wonky, but that has gotten better and my Granny Squares are cranking out faster. I may want to try some circles or flowers or something else. Meanwhile, knitting still calls (of course).
I don’t remember April very fondly, but your wonderful photos have reminded me that there were many good days. You’ve included all my favorites – nature, Sherman, and Genevieve. Of course, now I want a gyro for breakfast and grilled cheese for lunch!
April was a bit of a blur for me, so I’m glad I have my (almost) daily journal entries to remind me of what happened. I know I was running a lot and doing a lot of spinning, so I guess that means it was a productive month, but it was one in which I definitely noticed a difference between what would normally be happening and what is actually happening.
All the crochet in the world right now makes me want to pull out a hook! Ha. April flew by like no other… I’m looking at your photo of Genevieve at Easter, though, and that seems a million years ago. (Probably because it was like no other.)
I keep saying to myself that I’ll try the video a day but I just don’t seem to get into the hang of it.
I can’t see your video because of privacy settings – mine was the same way so I wonder if YouTube changed something? Great photos and I know you can conquer sourdough!
I love Sherman’s little bum. Dogs are so much fun!
I also love all of your pictures from the month – flowers, skies, and FOOD!
I love your review of the month and focusing on the good. I write every morning in a journal and I mostly write about what I’m thinking or feeling. Every entry is ended with a gratitude paragraph, it sets off the day with hopefulness. Sherman and Frodo would be buds if Frodo wasn’t so anti friendly!
I think being good at cocktails is ESSENTIAL these days, so I celebrate your success!!! 🙂
I always enjoy your video playback of the month. What made me smile? The grands on FaceTime – the apple blossoms on the neighbor’s tree – a freak April snow of 4.5 inches that melted the very next day. And my blog friends – made me smile. Thanks for being you and being here.
April days were full of reruns and even though not much is happening around me I still don’t know where the day goes. My to do list grows instead of shrinking. I am not good at cocktails but I can open wine and sip a whiskey. That’ll just have to do. 😀
I am finding my morning journaling practice to be so helpful for staying balanced. It reminds me that there is good and bad, nice and not. and I’m still amazed how quickly the days are passing. Virtual Easter and Sherman on the 14th and 15th really made me smile. Happy Mother’s Day!!