~sunset Tues June 16, 8:44 pm, ESDST~
I doubt that I will
See too many sunsets or
Sunrises in my lifetime.
- This morning, I’m enjoying MSQT in my sewing studio as work on installation of the A/C continued. I think they are on the last leg…they are! I feel cool air blowing . Yay! Just in time for Summer (Saturday) and the heat wave (90+) on the way.
- Each Thursday I receive James Clear’s 3-2-1 Newsletter in my mailbox. I found this week’s to be especially pertinent and invite you to read it here
- In April, Jamie Ridler, host and convenor of Mindful Mondays and Friday Journal Club, sent a newsletter with a 30-Day Haiku Challenge from Nicole Gulotta, author of Wild Words, a book on writing. Quiet as it’s kept, the fact that I was reading the book at the time just registered with me as I reread Jamie’s newsletter. Yikes! Wonder what was on my mind? Anyway, I play with Haiku off and on (see above) and decided to share the Challenge: #30DaysofHaikuChallenge, also accessible @nicolegulotta. Have fun!
Joining Carole and friends for 3 on Thursday here.
6:29 am ~ morning sky
12 hours ago and counting, my day began … and it is not over by any stretch of the imagination. Last night, we stayed up til midnight, watching reruns of The Golden Girls (1985 – 1992). The TV program is just as funny and pertinent as it was 28 years ago .
Today has been quietly busy, perhaps because I’m documenting it: participating in Ali Edwards inspired week in the life – WiTL. I think the last time I actually did a WiTL was September 2017 when I went to Oregon for a week long quilting class and then to Seattle to visit friends.
~6:23 pm ~ evening sky~
All day, the sky’s been a study: clouds, clouds, clouds, appearing very ominous and then, sunlight and blue skies break through, if only temporary. Fascinating. Beautiful. Today I wrote Haiku:
The sky ~ a study.
Clouds come, go. Birds fly high, low.
Nature’s gift to us
As MSQT evolved, I made a list of 11 things to do today….of course not all have received my undivided attention but 8 will by the time I go to bed. Tomorrow I host our bimonthly Recent Reads gathering… because of Covid -19, we are meeting via Zoom. So on that note, I shall hit publish and move onto creating my LOAD Day 11, which is – conveniently – to document today.
I hope your day has been a good one and that your tomorrow, even better.
As I sat at the table this morning, sipping tea and staring out the windows (my usual MSQT habit) I had a thought about today’s post… needless to say, I didn’t write it down and like the ever changing clouds in the sky, I lost it… try as I might, I can’t even think of the subject… I did, however, pen a(n) Haiku:
“Sipping tea, watching
Robins find a worm or two
Quiet day ahead”
If you’ve been following my Instagram: @honorel – yeah, I know, not my forte but still I learn! – I started the #the100dayproject with no specific project in mind but instead, a bunch of tiny creative ones I want more of in my life. Writing haiku and practicing doodling have been on my list a while – mainly because I drifted away from this morning practice. Today, I returned and it felt good to be back .
This is my card for 2020 Book Bingo. Why it’s one-half I know not… but so be it. I have a title or two in mind to get the reading going…just need to get the books. Have you begun, yet?
Joining Kat and friends for unraveled wednesday…
thinking: I love that every month in this year has a ” x. 19.19″ date…don’t ask me why, it’s just one of many small quirky things that make me smile…or is it the product of an idle mind?
gardening: Jason, the young man who tends the yard, was here yesterday… everything looks a sight better for sure. Chris (my niece) wants to garden. Since she lives in an apartment building, she asked if she could use my back yard as her learning field and also let her pup Hazel, romp. I didn’t hesitate to say YES!
inspiring : I so enjoyed Kym’s sharing of Mary Oliver’s Wild Geese; as I watched the video this morning, I recalled I’d captured a photo yesterday of a lone goose, leisurely ambling on a lawn, eating… (the photo was not taken in my yard )
fun: a bit of Haiku for you, written just this morning as I was fixing tea:
I look out and see
three birds flit by the window
“catch me if you can!”
Have a wonderful weekend!
nine birds, usually in a row
not today tho’; one chose to
and then it flew away…
It has been a busy day…on the agenda: my annual eye exam (yesterday was Norman’s) to be followed by a few errands. The latter never happened…by the time my exam was over, dusk and evening rush hour traffic were upon me. Driving home, my eyes still dilated, the lights – street; car head and rear, brake, turn – twinkled like stars. I wished to take a photo but realized that the camera wouldn’t see what my eyes did . As I drove through UMD campus, off US 1, parked on the green: a WWII – I think – military airplane. I suspect it is there in honor of tomorrow’s Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.