With the UVA students all back home my job has become so complicated, but also straightforward. Just reach out, keep them in the loop, pray for them. I hope and pray that the disappointment they must be feeling is coupled with a sense of peace and joy that can come from being forced to slow down.
Speaking of peace, joy, and slowing down, here’s what I have been doing and consuming these past few days.
- This story of a cloistered nun made me so happy, and reminded me that I need to get dressed everyday.
- I have been taking a social media break and realllllly been loving it. I will check instagram once or twice a day, deleting it directly afterwards.
- I finished Little House in the Big Woods yesterday, it took me all of about two hours to read. Their isolation and good ole time fun as a family gave me warm fuzzies. Also Laura’s relationship to her sister was something I could relate too much more than the sisters in Little Women, sorry Joslyn, and sorry-not-sorry to those Little Women fans out there
- To contrast my speedy read of Little House, I have also been reading The Crucifixion by Fleming Rutledge and the quarantine would need to go on much much longer for me to finish this book. I am about 11% of the way through and still have 52+ hours left to read. WOW. I have been taking it real slow, taking notes while reading, thinking of it as a textbook read more than a casual book.
- Been listening to John Mark McMillan’s new album – Peopled with Dreams, now more relevant than ever!
- Knitting a pair of socks – I finished one sock using the Vanilla Socks pattern from Nurturing Fibres and I just didn’t like it. So, I cast on another sock using the Gladys sock pattern, a fisherman style knit. I also still need to finish my Grace pullover.
- Our trip to the UK will most likely be postponed which is a huge bummer, but I did recently enjoy this episode of 99% Invisible about Triangulation stations around the UK that helped surveyors create accurate maps.
- Finally, if you know me you know I LOVE BON APPETIT videos, especially the queen Claire. So, this behind the scenes look at Gourmet Makes, the hit youtube series, made me so happy.