Here’s some of what I’ve been up to…
|Two of these people are excited. LOL!!!|
Friday night was Memphis Madness, the first official scrimmage of the Tiger basketball season. The FedEx Forum was sold out (in this case “sold” since it was a free event). Kathy and Daniel got there before me and saved a seat. The atmosphere was electric. Can’t wait for this season!
I rode all 14 miles of the Greenline on Saturday, just my bike and me. I love the Greenline! Usually I go with my mom, but it felt somehow empowering to go by myself. It’s the only time I’m glad I drive an SUV. I can just fold down the seats and throw the bike in the back.
I’m spending as much time as possible outside. The cats enjoy the weather too. :)
|Azaleas encoring nicely|
Most of my plants are past their prime, but some hung on through the last of the terrible heat and are thriving now. I enjoy my mint, mums, and chives arrangement on the patio. Also: an eggplant is finally growing in the garden! If a squirrel takes it before it’s ready, I’m going to be crushed.
Yesterday I planted some tiger lily and peony bulbs – shipped from Holland! Sleep well and take root, little bulbs. :) While planting them, I discovered a black widow spider in the garden bed, the first one I’ve ever seen in the wild. !!! I don’t have a picture of it because I was busy killing it (a regretful but necessary sacrifice). Hopefully it didn’t have local friends.
|Editor cat is editing|
Last week I completed and turned in my first real (i.e. for pay) writing assignment! My friend Jenn offered me some freelance work completing a curriculum outline about wilderness safety. I can now find North in any situation. Next I get to help with a children’s book about a mission in Uganda. I’m really thankful for the chance to gain experience and confidence, try different things, and learn stuff. I feel like doors are starting to open for me and it’s very exciting. :)
About Brenda W.Christian. Memphian. Reader. Writer. True blue Tiger fan. Lover of shoes, the ocean, adventure, and McAlister's iced tea. View all posts by Brenda W. →
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