#2,080 Gnome Friend + Ina and Buster’s.

We took a long walk this morning and made a new friend who made me smile because I’ve never noticed him before and I bet most folks don’t.

He reminded me of my Aunt Beck who has dozens of gnomes hidden all over her property that both fascinated and terrified me as a child. Now, they just make me think of Amelie—one of the most beautiful movies I’ve ever seen.

Tonight we had supper club at Ina and Buster’s house. They’re 2 of the Sunday school teachers for our young adult class at church, and they are two of the most beloved people in town. Mrs. Ina was diagnosed with a very rare, late stage cancer last summer and the prognosis was grim. She underwent really strong chemotherapy for several months following and is now 100% cancer free. She’s our hero! She said hosting supper club was on her bucket list, so tonight was pretty special.

P.S. I can NOT stop listening to Nathaniel Rateliffe and the Night Sweats. It’s a footstomping, handclapping, Americana folk-rock masterpiece.