Sunday Coffee – No place like home?

IMG_5381June. What a crazy month! Travel: first to Houston the last weekend of May, followed by a week at the coast in early June, followed by two weeks in Wisconsin, ending on July 4th. I think I spent more days AWAY from home this month than I did AT home. Which might have been okay, honestly, because I needed a bit of a break from the heat and all the necessary construction on our house.

We’re home now, though, and the month of construction and camps has begun. Laurence is currently at a two week musical theatre camp. After that will be Ambrose’s coding camp. Then band camp starts through when school begins in August. We’ve been working on catching up this week, in between helping out with construction stuff. I admit, I simply marked all posts as read for the last half of June, so if you had anything interesting to say, please link me out to it!

In books, I read eight books in the first couple weeks of the month. Once again, it was mostly fiction, though I did finally read a few nonfiction selections. And actually, my favorite book of the month – Laughing Without an Accent – was nonfiction! I also previewed and culled a whole host of books in June (maybe two dozen?), and bought a couple books on vacation. The first was The White Devil by Justin Evans, found at a thrift store in Barron. I loved this book and am glad to finally find a copy of it! The second was Marie Kondo’s Spark Joy, an illustrated followup companion to her original life-changing-tidy-magic book. I plan on going through a new semi-KonMari round fairly soon (basically just sorting through what still brings me joy, after a year since my last round), and this will help!

So why KonMari again, as I’m pretty much still tidy? Well…life is changing. There’s serious talk of moving again next summer, this time up to Wisconsin, near Jason’s parents. There are a lot of things behind this decision, most of them not bloggable. I really hadn’t planned on moving again – even with the house under construction, I feel confident that soon it’ll be back to the shape I love – but life doesn’t always hand you what you’re expecting. There won’t be any immediate changes, but there will probably be news in the next year. We’ll see. We’re prepping for them, in any case.

That’s where my life has been this June. I hope everyone else’s month was great. Sorry I haven’t been around very often to say hello!

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8 Responses to Sunday Coffee – No place like home?

  1. Kailana says:

    Oh, another move. Hope everything will go okay! Life happens, unfortunately. Have a great week!


  2. gricel says:

    Best of luck with those changes! I’m in the middle of a konmari round myself. I’ve managed to keep tidy but there are still items that I really haven’t reached for a year later, better for someone else to love them.


    • Amanda says:

      Yeah I need to get rid of some things, and mostly just clean up where things have gone crazy. I didn’t do a good job visualizing my life beforehand last time, because I was in a rough place in my life. Now that I’m in a better place, I can visualize more clearly!

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  3. Michelle says:

    I was thinking of doing another KonMari round as well. My closet has gotten a little too full again, even though I thought I had been diligent about pulling things out that no longer bring me joy. I just need a good purge again. They make me feel so accomplished.

    I hope things are okay but, if they are not, know that I am here for you if you need to talk. I will say I am slightly excited about the chance of you moving closer but only if the circumstances are happy ones. Unfortunately, it does not sound like they might be. Fingers crossed that everything works out for you and yours!


  4. Kristen M. says:

    I really need to do another KonMari round too. I started getting rid of a few things but I’m just kind of randomly pulling things out from closets and drawers but I really need to touch every item. And I do hope that things are back to normal sooner than later with your house!


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