May 2018 Favorites
I thought it would be fun if I took a moment each month to let you know what things are currently striking my fancy, so here goes the May installment!
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This month, I listened to Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and We Are Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler on audiobook while I went for my daily walks, and they both made for fantastic walking companions! I was intrigued by both for different reasons, but they both made me think about how we're currently living life and pursuing innovation and harmony, respectively, and what it might be costing us.
I also listened to The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, which wasn't as black and white as I thought it would be. The central conflict only got more complicated as the story went on, and I found myself understanding both sides even when I wanted to camp out on just one.
I'm slowly working my way through The Three Musketeers by Alexander Dumas, too, but it's taking a little bit longer than I had planned, so I'll tack that on to next month's list once I've finished it.
"Being joyful blesses not only you but other people." --Sarah Young, Jesus Always. I'm a big believer in joy and gratitude, in case you didn't know that already, and it's amazing how it has an effect not only on us, but on those around us! Joy is infectious!
I've been watching the second season of Riverdale, which is the perfect mix of drama and mystery for me. I also like how it was inspired by the Archie comics, which I have a vague memory of reading when I was younger.
I also watched the first two seasons of 8 Simple Rules when I realized ABC's website doesn't have only current shows, but also old ones! It was an awesome blast from the past!
I'm loving the new song by Luke Bryan called "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset." After enjoying a weekend of travel and time spent at the lake and by the pool in record-setting heat, it just seems so fitting!
Fall is typically my favorite season, but I'm starting to really love summer (despite the heat)! And summer songs that make me want to roll the windows down and open the sunroof are just the icing on the cake!
I tried a recipe for smooth guacamole that was sent to me by Jess at Jen Reviews, and guys, it was so good! I had to triple the batch 'cause I wanted more. :)
MEMORIES FROM MAY:
I went to the Kenny Chesney and Thomas Rhett concert, and it was so much fun! It was my first country concert, and I had a great time! The music was great, the company was wonderful, and people watching proved so entertaining!
I also had a fabulous Memorial Day weekend. I got to travel to North Carolina for my friends' wedding, and it was so much fun! I got to help with some of the floral arrangements and preparing the ice cream sundae bar, and I got to spend a lot of time reconnecting with old friends. Once I got home, I got to spend some well-deserved rest and relaxation time on a lake and then by a pool, which was entirely necessary in the 98-degree heat wave in Minnesota!
LOOKING FORWARD TO IN JUNE:
June isn't yet too busy, and I'm looking forward to that! I'm excited for a slower summer (which in all likelihood will change as I get farther into it and make more plans), full of sunshine, picnics, time spent by the water, and most especially, time spent with my favorite people!
What were some of your favorite things this month? I'd love to hear from you in the comments!