Share Four Somethings—July 2021

Each month I share four somethings. From July, here is something I love, something I read, something I treasure, and something ahead. I’m sharing at Heather’s.

Plus my One Second video from last month . . . 

[click here if you can’t see the video]

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Something Loved

  • BUFFER, A SCHEDULING APP 

Because I’m such a planner, I love apps that allow me to schedule things in advance. One of my favorites is Buffer for scheduling tweets on Twitter.

I use it almost daily to schedule a quote to publish at 6:36 a.m. on weekdays (you can create your own schedule; 6:36 has special meaning to me) or to schedule a tweet about blog posts in the afternoons or to spread out tweets from around the web.

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Something Read 

  • QUOTES FROM HERE AND THERE

I rarely go searching for a quote, but they arrive anyway. From books I’m reading, from someone else’s blog post, from a podcast, etc.

Here are four more quotes I’m sharing on Twitter this week that I found in various places. They each made me pause. Just a second more than normal. And think.

  • Tuesday
    “Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”
    —Steven Wright
  • Wednesday
    “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
    —Henry David Thoreau
  • Thursday
    “Tell your own story and you will be interesting.”
    —Louise Bourgeois
  • Friday
    “I always tell anyone criticizing me, ‘You could be right.’ It has a nice double edge; sometimes the victim never feels a thing.”
    —Jerry Saltz

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Something Treasured

  • RETURNING TO FRIENDS

I’ve not seen my friends at one of our local housing units since the pandemic began. I was finally able to return this month after the authorities granted us access again to bring meals from our food bank. I am thrilled to see their faces and catch up!

And to top it off, my youngest daughter Jenna and grandson are going to regularly visit the residents with me. You can only imagine how thrilled our friends were last Monday when we walked in with a baby! It was an emotional boost that we all needed. As long as the covid numbers don’t increase too much, we’ll get to continue on a weekly basis. 

However, I discovered too many residents either died in the past year or moved to nursing homes or just moved away. We never got to say good-bye. I miss them. 

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Something Ahead

  • A GIRLS’ TRIP

I hope we’re not pushing our covid freedoms, but my three girlfriends and I are going to one of their parents’ condos in two weeks for a few days on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama. (We’ve all four been vaccinated.)

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We try to stay connected with each other throughout the year with a few dinners, emails, and a sleepover, but it’s much nicer to have four days to spend together to catch up on each others’ lives more fully. 


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What’s a highlight from your July? What are you looking forward to in August? Share in the comments.

20 thoughts on “Share Four Somethings—July 2021

  1. blankMartha J Orlando

    How wonderful to be able to plan for traveling again, Lisa! Yes, let’s hope and pray that the numbers stay low so we can truly enjoy the freedoms we’ve been given. And of course, I loved your video! Can’t believe how quickly the little guy is growing. 🙂
    Blessings!

  2. blankDavid

    July has been awful. Awful awful awful (admittedly with a very small ’a’). One highlight has been venturing back into society, and being greeted as an old friend at favourite cafes, restaurants and shops. August is Month Of Wife’s Birthday. I am going to push for us to get away on our own for a few days.

    1. blankLisaNotes Post author

      Sorry you’ve had such a horrible month, David. 🙁 Hope things will turn around in August; sounds like you’re making good plans.

      No, I know nothing about Louise Bourgeois. I just liked that quote I saw in someone else’s book. 😉

  3. blankBarbara Harper

    How wonderful to get back to the meal deliveries! That’s sad, though, that some have moved or had died. I can imagine those you visited were thrilled to have a baby visit!

    That’s great to be able to get together with friends from afar! Just this morning I saw an old post on Facebook about a friend’s visit several years ago and thought, we need to do that again. We’re getting to the point of feeling comfortable having people over, so I am hoping to do some of that soon. too.

  4. blankJoanne

    Isn’t is amazing how a baby can just light up a room?! I bet it was fabulous to get to see your food delivery friends again. I love those quotes– especially the one by Henry David Thoreau

  5. blankLynn

    Those quotes made me smile! I did try Buffer once and it didn’t seem to work well for me. I’ll give it a try again when I’m ready (as right now need to stay focused on just two platforms otherwise it feels overwhelming)! It’s great to start getting back into some of our pre-pandemic activities. I enjoyed being able to take my grandkids to places again this July. And yes, babies always bring joy!

  6. blankLesley

    I like the quotes, especially the walking distance one! I often walk places that are further than people expect, but I find it a good way to work exercise into my day. I’m glad you got to see your friends again after so long and I hope you enjoy your time away.

  7. blankJean Wise

    Girls trips and friendship – two things I hunger for and learned how much during the pandemic I needed and craved. Thanks for honoring those longings!

  8. blankNancy Ruegg

    Four days with good friends? Sounds glorious! We have a family reunion planned in August. Can’t wait to see our daughter and her family–it’s been over a year-and-a-half because of Covid. The time all together will be Something Treasured for sure!

  9. blankJennifer Smith

    Ah, a girlfriend’s beach getaway…sounds amazing!! Have the most wonderful time!! And, so sorry to hear about missing so many of your friends. I have not been able to return to the assisted living where I used to volunteer. I wonder who will be missing if I am ever able to go back?? Sigh.

  10. blankDonna B Reidland

    The highlight of my July has been a new great-grandbaby, Celia Elizabeth. I’ve been enjoying her and her 21-month old brother!

    But I’m a little envious of your beach get-away. I’m so ready for one. It’s been a long year and a half caring for my mom and all the covid related issues.

    Have a blessed rest of the week!

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