It’s time for Currently, the June edition. Each month Anne in Residence prompts us to consider the current happenings in our lives. This month we are reflecting on how we are celebrating, collecting, gifting, thinking and trying.
Steve and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. Getting married was a mindset shift that surprised me, because my first marriage ended traumatically. But Steve is an amazing partner and suddenly that commitment felt right again. Did you know that thanks to the Quakers you can self-unite in Pennsylvania? So we married ourselves in our dining room with the kids as witnesses and the rest, as they say, is history.
Lately I have been collecting ideas on how to develop my personal style. Often I feel indecisive or unsure when choosing clothing or home decor. I know how I want to feel in what I’m wearing and in my physical spaces but I don’t always know how to get there. I’m reading The Curated Closet by Anuschka Reeves and Cozy Minimalist by Myquillin Smith to help me make some headway. I did decide on these velvet blackout curtains for the bedroom and I love them.
Most recently I gifted myself with a pair of earrings on sale from JCrew and this jumpsuit from Everlane. I bought the earrings to celebrate my post vaccine ability to forego masks in most situations. Lastly, I gifted my two year old grandson with this set of Marvel Superhero action figures. If you have a superhero loving toddler, these are sturdy and just the right size for small hands.
I am going through a big company wide restructuring at my day job so I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the situation and the people affected. Many roles and responsibilities are changing including mine. I am trying not to dwell on ‘what if this?’ and ‘what if that?’ scenarios but it is challenging. The two things helping me to think less about these things are my twice a day meditation practice and CBD oil.
I’m trying to learn to spin yarn. This is a new to me craft that I received in my monthly subscription from The Crafter’s Box. I never really understood the process before and I am really curious to see how my yarn turns out. I suspect it will be unintentionally very rough spun.