Since it’s almost time to flip the calendar to a fresh, full-of-possibilities new month, that means it’s also time to reflect on what I learned in April. I love to include a hodgepodge of things–the serious, silly, enthralling and mundane. So without further adieu, here we go!
What I Learned in April
2. Season 3 of Gilmore Girls has redeemed my opinion of it. At least a little.
3. Ree has a new cookbook coming out! I have all her other cookbooks and use them regularly, so I will definitely be getting her new one, Dinnertime, when it releases this fall. (Only one month after my own book! In my dreams, this makes us book sisters. Heh.) And Speaking of Ree, I love to follow her Pioneer Woman blog not only because it’s chock-full of fun and engaging posts, but also because her pictures remind me of my Oklahoma home. Those she takes out and about on her family’s ranch are some of my favorite.
Her family lives close to my own in Okie-land, and every time we drive from my family’s home to my husband’s or vice versa, we drive past the ranch. And when that happens, I tell my husband I want to swing by and ask to borrow a cup of sugar. And without fail, he rains on my parade by insisting that would be a hundred kinds of wrong. *sigh* Dang his common sense and respect for people’s privacy.
4. I love talking with military spouses. Of course, I didn’t just learn that this month. But what I did learn is I enjoy speaking with them and to them. The Ft. Carson and Peterson AFB PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) invited me to speak to their members earlier this month, and I absolutely loved it. Honestly, I could never put into words just how highly I esteem military spouses. Not only do I feel that way because I was one for years and consider the friendships I made there to be of the kindred sister variety, but also because I truly believe military spouses hold an extremely valuable position in our world today. It’s always an honor to hang out with them in any way, shape or form, and I’m so thankful those two groups allowed me to sit with them this month.
5. Mammograms aren’t so bad after all. I had my first one this month (just this morning, actually), and I was thrilled and thankful to discover all the horror stories surrounding mammograms are more folklore than fact. At least for me. Of course, I should probably note that if you are, um, stacked like the Library of Congress, you may have found them to be dreadful. I, however, am more like the little bookmobile that drives to smaller elementary schools without a library. So, you know, there isn’t too much to work with. Whatever the reason, I’m thankful the whole experience wasn’t as scary or painful as I thought it would be.
That’s all from my front porch, friends. Tell me, what did you learn this week? And don’t forget to visit Emily’s for more what-I-learned posts.