My week last week. Note how few boxes are there.
July was many things.
It was moving and setting up the new place and showing it off.
It was snow cones and sun tea and lots of tacos.
It was friends and family and being surrounded by the love of manual labor.
It was not relaxing, and it was very, very hot, but it was good.
Last week was the first full week that I was really in the apartment without having to trip over boxes. All my books are on the shelf, and Margat’s blue face painting (see above) is up, so that means it’s home.
This will be the first week this summer that my schedule doesn’t revolve around packing or moving or finding a place to move all the things I’ve packed.
We read The Notorious RBG for our church book club. It was a great celebration of her and made us all fall even more in love with her than we already were. It initiated a lively discussion, too, which makes it a fun book club choice.
My favorite thing I read this month was Shrill. I love Lindy West. She’s hilarious and insightful, and everyone should buy and read her book.
I missed my writing night last Friday, so I didn’t post a Friday Five, but I loved so many things last week.
1. Michelle Obama’s speech.
2. “You literally said all those things.” Heh. I’m not Hilary’s biggest fan, but that was awesome. Good job, HRC (and by that, I mean probably HRC’s speechwriters/social media folk).
3. I don’t even like this song, but this video made me weepy. Also, I see you T.R.Knight, and I love/miss George. It was an emotional week.
4. Thank you, black women. For all that you do. The world owes you so much. We owe you. So. Much.
5. Bill Clinton’s balloon love made me laugh and laugh.
My very favorite thing from last week was watching all my friends post pictures of their daughters watching Hilary Clinton accept the nomination. Despite all my misgivings, that was moving.
It was a good month and an especially good week.
I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer for What I’m Into. Hop over there and take a look!
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