About Me, unplugged

(mostly) analogue April

For the month of April, I took a break from social media. It was just what I needed.

I read a lot of books. These were my favorites.

 

 

 

I finished some sewing projects including these Made by Rae cotton knit Jade tops. They have become wardrobe staples.

 

 

 

 

I have been mixing and matching them with my many Cleo skirts that I made in 2016.

 

 

A big highlight of the month was the weekend my husband and I spent in NYC celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary. We stayed in Red Hook, a neighborhood on South Brooklyn waterfront that I had always wanted to explore. We had a great time. We walked everywhere, rode Citi Bikes, ate great food and enjoyed the first really sunny weekend of the spring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Sunday afternoon we explored beautiful Greenwood Cemetery.

 

I finished my analogue month catching up on some letter writing.

Snail mail takes time but it is so much more satisfying to write and receive. I usually start out writing on a postcard and run out of space so the postcards end up in an envelope with several written pages.

I am partway through my list of people to write so if you haven’t gotten a letter, you may still! I wanted to draw a little map for our kids when I wrote to them about our trip but I am not very good at drawing so I had the idea to print a picture of a map (very low tech, I screenshot a picture from mapquest) and then I drew in some of the places we went. I used the blank side of the paper for my letters. It worked great! A fun idea that I will do again. (I love these New Yorker postcards-they make letter writing more fun.

With May Day tomorrow, I have total spring fever. My bulbs are blooming and I am ready for warmer weather.

I am thinking that one month on and one month off may be a good plan for me as a way to manage social media. This little break was just what I needed. Happy Spring!

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