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What I’ve Been Up to Lately and What I Will Be Doing This Summer

Rereading the Grandma’s Attic series. Its about all I can focus on reading-wise.

Apparently not reading Hamlet like I’m supposed to, lets see if I can do that in the two days after this draft was written (5/29/20).

Added three mini African violets to my plant collection as well as more of the ivy clippings to root.

I’ve polished up some old drafts and scheduled around 10 posts and planned some loose series. I’ve deleted around 40 “drafts” (many were just semi-duplicates and/or titles for potential posts). That still leaves me with around 40, not to mention all the word docs I have as potential posts and notes for ideas in Evernote. I do feel stranded without something of a backlog of drafts, but I had around 80! And 40 is still ridiculous.

Getting masks to donate partially done, as I commented on an Instagram post, don’t rely on me when the world is ending. Granted, I did chose a complicated mask pattern, but I think it is a more comfortable one. I have completed some for a few others and myself and have been wearing them for two months since I have to go to the PO multiple times a week for work.

Finally getting around to paint my doors and trim. I’m saving the inside of the doors and closet for when I move out and need to patch all the holes in the walls, I am NOT moving that stuff in there again. I have so much stuff in my room, and I hate painting. I had to make so many trips up and down the stairs that I seriously considered getting rid of my pretty books, I’m not there yet, I told my sister who was hovering to scoop them up. I will try to stop asking for so many books as presents, I use the library so much, and books are SO heavy.

I’m currently enrolled in three classes that started this week, and I may try to sign up for a fourth.

My youngest sister graduated from high school, and since they couldn’t have a ceremony, they had a parade, every student in their cars (or tractor in one case) with varying levels of decor and fun such a balloons, bubbles, a dog in one case, a mask for the car front in one case, etc. We sat on the side of the road, well away from non-family members and cheered and took videos. Mom has one of those cloud service made videos that features her and my sister’s point of view from the car, it is amazing. I think this was MUCH more fun than a regular graduation ceremony.

So, youngest sister graduated from highschool, the one before her graduated from community college, the one before her graduated from nursing school, and the one right after me from graduate school. I’m the only non-graduating sister this semester, I was going to say this year, but I’m actually hoping to have another associate’s this summer so I can continue on another program and get loans.

Tomorrow we have our graduation celebration at home with family and a few friends. Tomorrow is also a zoom bridal shower for a friend. That friend is having a smaller, modified outdoor wedding in the middle of June. I’m just glad we can go, I thought for sure they’d have to take the family only and livescreen for others option, but they changed plans recently.

Nursing school sister got engaged last week and plans to get married at the end of July (yes, you read that right), taking her state boards the week of and starting her job at a hospital in August. I was thrilled that my Bhldn dress that I snagged from ThredUp early this year for $40 dollars was in my sister’s color theme, so my bridesmaid dress is done.

We’ve all volunteered and/or been assigned duties to make this wedding happen. The couple are actually thrilled to that covid-19 means a small wedding (and a no kid policy, something I’m always thrilled about). My task and idea was tiny potted plants of herbs and flowers. Mint seemed a good choice plus Mom has three kinds, so I’m going to have a little mint (and hopefully forget-me-not) nursery in my room. I also volunteered for the bridal cake (we are having Costco cakes for the “commoners”). My sister wants a naked chocolate cake with a chocolate swirl cheesecake on top decorated with berries. I’ll need some practice because it must be perfect, and I must not be crazy the day before. I’m also in charge of (but will have help, I think/hope) assembling bouquets and boutonnieres, like my other sister’s wedding.

Oh, and the bridal shower is in June, my grandmother was right on that, and the bachelorette the week before the wedding, we are doing it all people, no skimping!

I just realized that my local outdoor art festival that I’ve attended the last several years is the day after the wedding. And Anastasia is moved to August, but since that is indoors, I’m thinking that will have to be changed. They can’t pack people in seats like that.

Oh, and did I mention that I have three classes that I have to complete in two months!

 

7 Comments

  • Marian

    I haven’t read Grandma’s Attic in so long!! Really enjoyed it growing up.

    Painting sounds like a big project. I’m prepping to move out as welll…verrryyy slowly going through my stuff and trying to pare down all my possessions as much as possible. It’ll probably be another 6 months or year till I actually move, but at this pace I figured I’d better start early.

    Your mention of Hamlet reminded me – I completely forgot about reading Coriolanus. I need to get on that!

    Hope your summer classes and sister’s wedding go well! Life feels almost at a standstill currently (apart from work), so it’s exciting to hear what’s happening elsewhere.

    • Livia Rose

      Yeah, I’m hoping to have my own place in that time frame too and the thought of moving all this stuff! Yes, I’ve got to use up and give away a significant portion and watch my purchasing, I’m like addicted to shopping.

      I have Coriolanus I need to read too, I wanted to force myself to read Hamlet first, not sure I can read it in a day, but we’ll see.

      Yeah, all the wedding stuff certainly made my summer busy.

    • Livia Rose

      Well, I’ve been very lazy and unmotivated, and it’s taken me several days over the last few weeks to trim paint a small room, but I’ve got a second wind or something and yesterday I was just super motivated to go through all my posts. I think that the wedding planning and stuff pulled me into some energy or something. Sometimes its a bunch of random things that get somebody going.

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