Good morning! How has your week been? Can you believe it's the last week of June? After some brutally hot temperatures we were graced yesterday with a beautiful day of low humidity - truly refreshing. My backyard is quiet now that we stopped feeding the birds (raccoon raiding during the day, ugh). I will put the feeder out again in the fall and hope that Ms. Raccoon has forgotten all about the free ride.
We are knee deep in home improvements. Last week the insulators finished doing the attic, this week we have chimney/brick pointers removing bricks that are 'spalled'. What a NOISY day yesterday! Frodo, bless him, slept through the chaos, but Holly didn't know where to hide. She usually is under our bed but the jackhammering was on an outside wall to our bedroom. Poor Holly.
She is amazing though, once they leave she is out and about - resilient! Wish us luck! Next week or the week after is a new roof and gutter installation.
While home improvements occur, I'm trying to improve my time spent on some cross stitch. I haven't picked up this project for over a month. I have such a challenge with white thread on 'off white' fabric. However, I am getting into a groove 75% of the time putting my needle in the right place. Also I am quicker at realizing when I am not in the right place faster and correct the errors. So that, my friends, is progress!
I've been doing lots and lots of art journaling but I don't want to put it here since it's private and has all the feels. So just imagine me writing and writing, reflecting and pondering life's great mysteries. Do you journal? I find it therapeutic and a wonderful way for self expression and documenting ordinary life.
End of June is a great time to reflect on the year and write out what I want to do for the second half of the year. Of course there is a LIST happening, it's ambitious. I've been knitting some Christmas gifts since January, but have a few ideas that I'd like to explore for other gifts.
Do you complete a mid-year review of projects or goals?