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Monthly Review: May 2022

May was a busy month for me and my family! Today I have a monthly review of some of the happenings around here. I hope you enjoy reading it!

LIFE

  • Planted flowers and vegetables 

Every year, I look forward to planting new flowers in the flower gardens. Going to the greenhouse and picking out flowers to fill in is one of my favorite spring activities. We just finished planting everything this week. It all looks very happy!

This is one of the tomatoes planted in the high tunnel. We’ll probably have red tomatoes in July.
The peas have sprouted up quickly. I helped Mom plant them, and I’m looking forward to having fresh peas to use in recipes.
My dad built window boxes for the kitchen windows this spring, and we filled them with some of our favorite pink and purple flowers. It’s so nice looking out at them in the morning!
I have my own bed of flowers next to the driveway. It used to be a mix of flowers, but these bachelor’s buttons are the only ones that come back year after year. Right now, the only ones blooming are the navy and purple ones, but I hope to see some pink and white ones soon.
These pansies fill the hanging baskets near the porch. Pansies are one of my favorite flowers because they look so cheerful!
  • Finished school

As of two weeks ago, I have finished ninth grade! I’m working on getting my portfolio together for evaluations next week. While I’m glad school is over for a few months, I’m already looking forward to tenth grade.

WRITING

I honestly have a hard time getting the writing things done that I need to if I don’t have a plan. So on Saturday, I sat down and created a writing schedule/plan for this summer. It’s worked really well so far, and I’m hoping I can accomplish a lot with it.

I also started a new WIP this month! I don’t have a title for it yet, but it’s about five kids who have just moved to a small town. There’s some mystery and adventure mixed in, too.

Pearl and I went through our novelette Love Times Two and made a list of things to edit before giving it to alpha and beta readers. I’ve started working through it, and it’s exciting to se it coming together! We’ve had a fabulous time writing it, and I’ve had such an amazingly talented co-author ❤

READING

I read several books this month, but some of my favorites were:

  • Start Here by Alex and Brett Harris

Thoughts: This book was just as inspiring to me as it was the first time I read it! If you haven’t read it yet (or Do Hard Things, also by Alex and Brett Harris), I would highly recommend them!

  • The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Thoughts: I absolutely loved this book. It was one of the first middle grade books I’d read, and it was so fun. (You can read my review here.)

  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thoughts: I grew up reading the Little House series and have recently started reading through them again. I love the characters, the adventures, and the depictions of 19th century life.

That wraps up my first monthly review post! I enjoyed writing a little about my life and taking pictures to share with you. Have a wonderful rest of your day!

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7 thoughts on “Monthly Review: May 2022”

  1. Aw, love your photography and this post as a whole, Anna ❤ And what ya said about LTT, switch that around and put it towards yourself–You're awesome 😉 💛

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