If you follow me on Instagram, I apologize. You have seen all of these photos.
If you don’t, hey! It’s your lucky day!
One of the one thousand things that keeps me from blogging is the whole picture issue. Instagram filters and my iPhone have made it incredibly easy to take good photos, edit them quickly, and then post them instantly – on Instagram. Which is great. Until I go to write an old fashioned blog post and realize, that sadly, I have not picked up the big camera in months, and that everything I want to share is already hanging out in the Insta-sphere. And I think “well, no one wants to see those old things again.”
Except I do. And I will. In five years. In five years, in five months, in five weeks, I will not want to scroll back through my Insta- feed to remember this summer.
And it’s my blog, and has been for 12 years? 13 years? So here we are. Redundant pictures to help my aging brain remember.
This summer was a complicated one. Beautiful and hard and busy and messy.
To prove it here is the tattoo I got while at The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas.
I got it on my last night, at a tattoo parlor called All Saints by an artist named Austen. I kid you not.
Here is a picture of eggs and tomatoes. That is what I eat in the summer. Lots and lots of eggs and tomatoes. And these little plates from Joanna Gaines are the perfect size. Also, they are so cute.
In addition to gathering eggs and tomatoes, I also pick a lot of flowers because Sweet Man grows them for me.
Besides all the traveling I also got to do some fun book related things like making prayer flags with a local book club who read At Home in this Life. We had so much fun that the hours flew by. I really need to take my own advice and stitch more often.
I lead a garden themed VBS at church, which included making a worm farm.
We went on a very short, very mini-vacation to Memphis.
We did touristy things like shopping and museum visiting.
This museum was hard and worthy.
Particularly hard as it seems as things are going backwards right now.
The animals have been busy as ever. This is Mighty Chicken. He is a Bantam Rooster and he is hilarious.
We have been putting the goats to work on doing some underbrush clearing, and they are knocking it out of the park. Yay goats!
And finally, we took this kid to college.
I don’t want to talk about it.
(Except to say that he is very happy and I will survive – or so I am told.)
Thank you for indulging me with this redundant scrapbooky post. Happy Monday!