Recently — May 2020

Hi everybody!

Oh my gosh. May went by SO fast! It feels like I was just writing about April and wrapping it up. And now it’s almost June? What???

It’s been getting so much warmer here recently and is finally feeling like summer! I’m so excited to go swimming (when beaches open) and do all the summer-y things. 🙂

READING

May has really not been a great reading month. I think I’m in a bit of a reading slump at the moment. I just haven’t been motivated to. I did read a few books, though —

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis — 5/5 stars

Emma by Jane Austen — 5/5 stars

Rhythms of Renewal by Rebekah Lyons — 2/5 stars

A Young Woman’s Guide to Discovering Her Bible by Elizabeth George — 1.5/5 stars

LISTENING

I’ve been loving a new discovery for me recently — Sajan Nauriyal. I especially love his song “vibe check.” It’s got a great beat and a great message. Andy Mineo’s “Anything But Country” is a really fun song that I’ve been into recently as well. Finally, “Mind Over Matter” by Young the Giant is a slower song, but I love the style of it.

WATCHING

My mom and I have been watching Downton Abbey over the past month. We’ve been absolutely obsessed — it can be cheesy and watch kind of like a soap opera at times, but the costumes are lovely and the characters are written incredibly well. We only have one season left, so expect a Downton Abbey review soon!

MAKING

I made chicken salad with some leftovers we had from dinner one night. It was really delicious. 🙂

I also made this pineapple sunshine cake. It has a whipped frosting, and its fruity taste made it the perfect light, summery dessert! (The middle may or may not have fallen out when I took it out of the pan, but I just kinda scooped it back in and covered it in frosting and nobody noticed. 😂)

DOING

The quarantine restrictions have been lifted quite a bit where I live, so I went to a couple picnics at friends’ houses this month. One friend had a new kitten (!!!). She was SO adorable and tiny!

I was also inspired by some of my classmates to have a “prom photoshoot” for 2020, even though obviously our formal was cancelled. I don’t think I even would have gone this year anyway, so I didn’t mind too much, but it was fun to wear a fancy dress and take some pictures! (That’s where my new headshot is from 🙂 )

I’ve also been teaching myself to sew! I had sewed a few times before when I was younger, but it’s been years since I had last made something. I started with a couple of simple masks, since they are required most places. Now I’m working on another project, which will probably be a future post if all goes well! 🙂

That’s what I’ve been up to this month! How about you? Have you been doing anything fun since restrictions are loosening up?

Thanks for reading, everyone!

16 thoughts on “Recently — May 2020

  1. Lovely!!! I’ve been wanting to watch Downton Abbey for years but, I have no idea what’s it about 😂 Emma is also on my reading TBR so I’m glad you read it and thoroughly enjoyed it 🙂 Jane Austen books are the best!
    Love the picture of you in your formal dress💕

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    1. It’s basically about this British family that lives on an estate called Downton Abbey during the 1910’s and 20’s. There’s lots of drama that goes on with the rich family and the servants. 😂
      I really liked it! It was a good story. I agree!
      Thank you, and thank you for your comment! ❤

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  2. Cool post. That pineapple cake looks delicious. May was a pretty good month for me, too. Nothing extraordinary, but nothing close to bad at all.
    Awwww! That kitten is so adorable [my friends might say I have a slight kitten obsession].
    Your dress is so pretty.

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