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Happy Father’s Day! Plus, ta-da! See what I made?
Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Happy Father’s Day!

First, Be sure to say Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there!

I lost mine but think of him often. This is my favorite picture of the two of us together taken nearly five years ago. He didn’t like the silliness of those birthday photo props, but he stood there smiling for me. I miss him so much.

Cherish them while you have them!

See what I made?

Thought since I mentioned what I’d be doing yesterday at a workshop that I’d share the end result…

My first basket—and it’s far from perfect. I need to trim some things sticking out here and there, but I think it looks pretty good! Wish I’d had more colorful options, but I’m not complaining. I have a new skill.

Today, I’m re-jiggering my plans again. Have a deadline for a book looming, have several sets of edits to complete. Life never stands still. I want more crafting/art time. I really do need to make that a priority because it makes me so happy. Finding what makes you happy should be a goal—well above making money or doing what’s expected of you (within sanity, of course!). Life’s too short not to find your happy place.

We had storms last night and into the morning. Another power outage. A few downed tree branches to clear up. All the animals are well. Crazy-crazy June weather. Looking at the forecast, it’s going to finally warm up enough for frequent swimming this next week. A double-edged sword that. It’ll be as hot and muggy as an armpit, but the pool will feel like heaven.

I’d love to hear about the dads your celebrating or thinking about today. Plus, tell me about your happy places!

3 comments to “Happy Father’s Day! Plus, ta-da! See what I made?”

  1. Laura
    · June 18th, 2023 at 10:49 am · Link

    My Dad passed in 2019. 11 days before his 79th birthday. My Dad was a Chef and taught me how to cook things that most people wouldn’t try. In his honour today I am slow cooking a brisket in the oven. There is No Nascar this weekend so I’m going to watch the Canadian Grand Prix race. Dad would probably watch the US Open golf but that is boring for me.

    I think of my Dad often especially when I’m cooking.

  2. Jennifer Beyer
    · June 18th, 2023 at 7:46 pm · Link

    The basket is beautiful! We were low key today and just went out to dinner. We’re planning something bigger for later in the summer.

  3. Delilah
    · June 19th, 2023 at 7:04 am · Link

    Laura… My dad passed away along the same time. What lovely memories your dad left you. I hope you enjoyed the brisket and the race.

    Jennifer, low-key sounds lovely to me.

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