I’m linking up with friends for Share Four Somethings June 2024 over @ Jennifer’s place, Overflowing With Thankfulness; each month, we share something we  Loved or disliked, Accomplished, Improved upon/needs improvement, and Noticed


So I got more houseplants. So far, so good with my plant parenting.


I got a new word search book on Amazon


Sitting at a craft vendor fair during last weekend’s heat wave. I didn’t take my beaded pens or beaded keychains, but I did go to help my friend and her husband.


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So I did a thing. Okay, two things. And I’m working on a third.

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I’m not sure if creative writing skills is the word I want or not. Nonetheless, I’m working on my writing skills because said third project is a fiction book. You know a story, story. It’s fun dreaming up characters and a fictional setting and coming up with fictional names and places. At the same time, it isn’t easy. Because, I’m out of my element— You know, out of my comfort zone. Writing for Jesus here on the blog comes easily for me now that I’ve been writing for him for a few years.


The heat wave last week and weekend. Those of you who know me now know that I love summer and being outside. I don’t mind the regular heat. And I love summer because I don’t have my SAD like over the winter. BUT! When the heat index is over 100°F that is a completely different story. I’m no good for anything.. I forgot to get a screenshot of the day the heat index was 104°F.

As June sunsets and July dawns, what was your favorite memory from the past month? Share your thoughts in the comments, and let’s create a little June scrapbook together! Did you finally conquer that baking project? Explore a new part of town? Or maybe you simply reveled in the lazy days of summer. Let’s reminisce and celebrate all things June!

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  1. The heat gets to me, too–it just saps my energy. I guess that’s why I like spring and fall better than summer or winter, when temperatures are generally more moderate.

    Congratulations on your book ventures! Writing fiction seems so much harder than nonfiction to me. There are so many decisions to make about what kind of characters to have and what they should be doing.

    We’ve had a very busy and sometimes frustrating June with medical appointments and computer and Facebook snafus. Thankfully, July looks like it will be better–at least there’s not much scheduled. Of course, we never know what a day–or a month–will bring forth. But I hope to get to some things on my to-do list.

  2. How exciting about your writing projects! That’s a step in faith and I hope it’s successful for you. Hope you’re having a great summer so far!

  3. I always enjoy the photos of your plants…they are so healthy, pretty and happy looking! I recently acquired several plants but have much to learn about them. I don’t know what most of them are…..I should send you my photos:) Enjoy the rest of your week!!

  4. Congrats on putting your books on Amazon and good luck with your fictional story too! Your plants are all looking lovely.

  5. It is super hot where we live as well and the heat is bothering me more than usual. Good luck with your story!

    1. I think that’s the thing with me too. The heat is bothering me more than usual too .

  6. Our weather in NorthEast Kansas has not been bad. Now August and September may be a different story. August is typically more hot than July. My favorite June happens is the Dinner/Movie nights with Adam. I look forward to those!
    Hope you are doing well, Paula. Have a wonderful week.
    Take care and best wishes.

    1. I’m in Western Pennsylvania and August is usually our hottest month too.

  7. Sorry about the heat wave. We’ve had nothing but cool and rainy here in Wisconsin, so the vegetable gardens aren’t doing well. We could use some of your heat. Love your new houseplants!

    1. Today 7/11 is the first cool day we’ve had in weeks. My dog is laying in the yard and gave me stink eye when I asked if she wanted to come in. Lol

  8. Congratulations on your Amazon books! That’s so exciting. I, too, love summer because I leave SAD behind, but, yes, it can definitely be TOO hot. Ugggg. Sitting at a craft fair in the heat would be challenging for me, too! Nice to reflect on the month. Thank you for sharing this post with us at the Will Blog for Comments #42 linkup. We hope to see you next time with more posts to share, old or new.

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