‘places small shriveled nutshell on desk’
Yes, this is a VERY small nutshell for June. Why? Because the Black Death swept through our house in mid May and decided to stay for an extended visit. The nasty thing had a regular holiday messing with us and nearly got the best of us a couple of times. Because of this less-than-welcome house guest, June was mostly lived in outright survival mode, either trying to just live through the flu in our temporary hospital ward, or work and do double-duty for the infirmed.
So some of us spent June looking like this . . .
Or this . . .
We all took turns. We’re a very fair family.
So, with that explanation out of the way – onto the teensy, tiny nutshell.
Hosted and wrapped up The Reluctant Godfather’s blog tour and giveaway.
Sketched out a ‘plan of attack’ for my future writing.
Wrote. A little. ‘nervous laugh, buries face in keyboard’
Updated my Goodreads Reading Challenge because I am just TOO GOOD. #kidding. But I did up the challenge from 120 books to 170.
Shipped out giveaway packages to two lucky winners.
Had the opportunity to share my art portfolio with an author seeking an illustrator.
AND – moved furniture and cleaned – a lot. After sharing a bedroom with my two sisters for eighteen years my twin and I are moving out and my older sister will have the bedroom all to herself.
My twin and I will be moving into our living room, which we are converting into a bedroom. Our house has one of those confounded open floor plans, so it’s taken some ingenuity (and a wall to wall row of bookshelves) to achieve some privacy and block former traffic flow.
UNFORTUNATELY – I didn’t take ‘before’ pictures of our living room. ‘beats head against desk’. #Iblamethesickness
And that my dear followers . . . ‘checks notes feebly’ . . . is the nutshell.
I like being happy – and I like answering questions – so you can bet that I had a lovely time pulling together this tag! 😀
Many thanks to Shantelle at Between the Pages of this Bookish Life for throwing out this tag invitation to the whole world – like a blog-gish handful of confetti!
Some MOVIES that make me happy.
Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure, The Hunt for Red October, Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium. No, I don’t have multiple personalities. Oh wait, I guess I do! Never mind.
He just burned the orders!!! ‘gulp’
Some BOOKS that make me happy.
On my – there are SO many. ‘blindly picks four’. Enemy Brothers. The Two Trails. Decision at Delphi. The Penderwicks on Gardham Street.
Some SONGS that make me happy.
Still My Soul Be Still. The Power of the Cross. In Christ Alone. Wonderful, Merciful Savior. Undefeated. Better When I’m Dancing. Happy. Powder Your Face With Sunshine.
Some FOODs that make me happy.
Coffee Nut M&Ms (that’s a food, right?). Spaghetti. Potato Soup. Homemade Bread. Grapes. Peach ice cream. Hamburgers. Shrimp. Waffles. Doughnuts. Bacon.
Should I go on? Nope, I’d better not; I’m getting hungry!
Some WORDS that make me happy.
Savior. Peace. Redeemed. Laugh. Gurgle. Conundrum. Shnoozola. Darling.
Some OTHER THINGS that make me happy.
GIFs. Hugs. Balloons. Straws. Stuffed animals. Old cars. Hot Air Balloons. Puppies. Dancing. Record Players. Books. Pretty Dresses. Parties. Singing. Talking with family and friends. Tea Parties. Riding a bike. Walking in the Rain. Swinging. Roller Coasters. Swimming Pools. Toys. Bubbles.
And Shantelle didn’t include these questions – but I’m adding this one because I can! 🙂
Some SOUNDS that make me happy.
The sound of a can of soda being opened. Someone biting into an apple. A baby’s laugh. Baby Talk. A train whistle. The ping of a typewriter. Waves lapping against piers, sand or boats. The little electronic gurgle / beep that would run at the beginning of very old VHS tapes.
Now for the fun part! Ready, set – TAG!
I tag . . .
Tracey at Adventure Awaits.
Blessing Counter at Counting Your Blessings One By One.
Mary at Sunshine And Scribblings.
Kellyn at Reveries.
Victoria at Ruffles and Grace.
Karyssa at Gotta Have Coffee.
Natalie at Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens.
Maggie at My Attic Corner.
Jonathan at Fishing 4 Ideas.
And any other blogger that wants to do this tag! ‘tackles-tags everybody’
I really look forward to see what makes you guys happy!