In other words, what's happening this spring/summer! What began as a normal "what's happening right now" post became a fairly detailed and very helpful list of What I Know Right Now. Also, a couple of hopes & dreams... things I'd like to accomplish.
Macro May... and Macramé! I think "macramé" almost every time I say "Macro May," but now I'm actually developing a plan to do some! I've always loved making those knots and now it's cool again -- inspiring, even. I have an idea to make window coverings for our bedroom.
My first bicycle event of the season is this Sunday -- a 20-mile ride to benefit a local charter school. I am doing it alone. I'd rather not do it alone, but it's that or not at all... and I really have to JUST DO IT!
We're picking up Maddy in a week (squee!), and spending a day or so in/around Chicago before heading back...
And then it's Mothers Day!
Maddy takes off for her summer camp job just about two weeks later. Thankfully, the camp job is way closer than her vineyard job (haha), and I'm hopeful for a couple of summertime visits.
On the very last day of May, I'm heading to NYC again!
There are also a couple of "unclaimed" 3-day weekends in May due to work schedule/holiday, and overall I plan to:
- Finish Malina's quilt (I'm putting my head down and aiming for a finish this weekend)
- Start indigo plants (also must be done this weekend)
- Prep for rummage sale
- Sew something(s) -- a dress and/or top for the girls and/or me
- Dye something(s)!
Kate has curated a show, CONVEYOR, for Greenpoint Open Studios and I'll be joining her there for a few days. She will be busy much of the time with set up, so I'll be on my own for a bit. I plan to meet up with a friend or two, and maybe even take in a show.
Shortly after that, and after Kate returns from NYC (she's driving), I head to Chicago again to deliver her to the airport to see her off as she departs for a month in the UK.
Another possible bicycle event - to benefit a local fire department!
The local farmers market starts up again and Ali will man the Coffee Camper; I imagine I'll have a few Saturday mornings with Gin & Jün.
There is an entire week in the middle of the month when I'll be working every day (I usually work four long days and LOVE my mid-week day off).
CSA deliveries begin mid-month and I'm really looking forward to that!
I am planning to get to work finishing the mosaic tables that Rusty & I built a year ago (detail of dilapidated & rotting original shown above).
And also continue prep for the rummage sale.
I will be going to Chicago for my monthly visit to pick up Kate at the airport.
There's a rummage sale in the works!
And Kate's maybe gonna re-paint my kitchen walls sometime in July. Before she moves to Denver!
Ann & family arrive from Spain for their summer visit (July 14-August 21), and that means Auntie Camp on the horizon! We're just beginning to sync calendars & make plans, so I don't know exactly when -- it's actually more like to happen in August. That means INDIGO. Maybe tie dye again? Weaving? I'd like to involve Junah, and maybe the kids of one of my coworkers (they've all met before).
And also a possible bicycle ride.
Shhhhhh. At this point, August is a pretty clean slate, other than probably Auntie Camp, Addy's birthday, and his family's return to Spain shortly thereafter. This will very likely fill in a bit -- and may include another trip to (where else?) Chicago!! Annie has hinted at it... because, you know, it will have been a whole month since I was there!
September is looking quite free & open! There is another possible bicycling event and I might tie that into a long weekend away with Rusty.
Just like last summer, this one will certainly have distractions and last-minute changes/additions. I'm hoping to find a better rhythm this year and not veer too far off (of my very loose) course.