I think I’m finally getting the hang of taking a photo every day… and I kind of love it. I’m enjoying the process of choosing a scene from everyday life, finding the best angle to display it, and sharing it. I’m kind of surprised I’ve gotten some traction on Instagram from it. All I do is hashtag it with some of my favorites. I don’t really interact with other accounts on it. Looking at the entire feed there just makes me smile because I feel like I’m growing.
As always, feel free to follow along on Instagram.
This was my week:
Some days are just meant for getting things done – and that’s what I did today! I’ve learned that staying busy is good for me. It helps keep my brain occupied so I don’t think about Mom every second.
I went to brunch with a friend today! She’s the only person I’ve really met here. I honestly have no idea where to turn for friends these days. How do you even get out and meet people when you’re BRAND new to a community?
My plants have been so great for me. I absolutely adore caring for them, and this jade is no different. I bought it the day after I got back to New Mexico after my Mom died. Her jade is GIGANTIC and so pretty. Maybe this one will be too, one day.
The kitchen has been a good place for me lately. I’ve enjoyed making new things and being in there just makes me feel close to mom. I tried making homemade bread – and of course cinnamon rolls! I think I’ve found my new calling.
Today we had our first inkling into what spring might be like here… and it was glorious. We spent the afternoon on the patio and in our back yard. The sun was shining and the birds were chirping.
I found my first specimen. I believe this is a quartz, but I need to do some more reading before I label it. We went to the arroyo to fly John’s quad copter, so I took the opportunity to search the ground. This little fella was gleaming at me, so I picked it up.
I’m still kicking myself for not getting a photo of me and John. This is the day we’ve been together for FIVE YEARS. In some ways I feel like five years has flown by, and in others I feel like we’ve always been together.