I ended up taking an unexpected break from just-for-fun blogging this summer, I suppose. There are several reasons for this, not the least of which is that I’ve been knee-deep in working on my forthcoming sewing book. I imagine that any of you who actually care about such things read The Coletterie already, but if not… look! I have a book coming!
Boy oh boy, books are a lot of work. You probably know that already, as did I. But now I know it in a real, visceral way.
I also managed to contract pneumonia back in July, which was really pretty awful and took me down for the better part of a month. Pneumonia is no joke, guys! Yikes, I’m glad that unpleasantness is behind me. It was nasty, and when you couple it with my workload, I started to feel like I was drowning.
In spite of that little whine above, I really did find time to enjoy the meager summer we had here. Here are some lovely things I did this summer:
- Grew a crazy huge crop of tomatoes
- Went to San Francisco
- Visited the Oregon coast and drank beer
- Kept our house stocked with fresh flowers from the garden
- Went to Seattle
- Bought tickets to go to Argentina this December (!!!)
- Made a pretty dress to wear for a fantastic 4th wedding anniversary (see above)
- Ate Peruvian food for the first time
- Had fun visits from family
- Picked berries
- Did a lot of canning
- Cut my hair off (also see above)
I hope to find more time to write and share now that I’ve perked up a bit and finally feel like I can breathe again (literally and figuratively).