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So Long April

Posted 04/30/17 8:09 PM by Mo

The Sunday List is coming to you from the last day of April.  Normally, my first response is good riddance to any month, but April 2017 was one that I’d like to remember.  I guess any month that includes a vacation is always going to be a good one, but this one seemed more giving than most.  Here the list…

The Top 5 of April

  1. We literally started the month off in Florida this year.  Destin, to be exact.  First time there, and would definitely go back again someday.  Given I have made Siesta Key my home away from since I was sixteen, I was a little nervous/excited about going somewhere else.  As it turns out there is sun, palm trees, and bars in Destin too!  Who knew?  No, the sunsets weren’t the same, but somehow we managed.
  2. Books!  No, I didn’t read as many as I anticipated in April, but the ones I did were keepers for sure.  The Girl Before, by J.P. Delaney – 21 Rituals to Change Your Life, by Theresa Cheung – and The Arrangement, by Sarah Dunn were all added to my Read column on Goodreads.  Three very different books, but all three worth the time.
  3. You can’t talk about April in my house without mentioning the Masters.  Yes, my husband is a golfer, so Masters Weekend is considered a holiday here.  After watching so much golf over the years, I’ve acquired a list of my favorites with Sergio being one of my all time faves (insert heart-eyes emoji).  Plus it was his first time winning a Major and that is always so fun to watch.
  4. Music.  Earlier this year I became obsessed with Spotify.  I signed up for the 30Day free trial and never looked back.  I took a tip from Emily Ley and started making my own monthly playlists.  Here’s my April list, which will always take me back to a perfect afternoon in Destin 🙂
  5. Must-See TV.  If you haven’t checked out the HBO series Big Little Lies or the Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why, you MUST.  Both series are based on books I have read, but you don’t necessarily need read them first.  Very rarely do I like the TV or movie version of a book, but these are both done exceptionally well.

Life brings simple pleasures to us every day.  It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.  ~ Cathy Allen

Start the habit of looking back and remembering what makes you smile.  I think you’d be surprised at how many little things in our daily life create the best memories.

Thanks April!  It was a good one…

xo, Mo

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