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Books, Glorious, Very Heavy Books

Over the last few months I have immersed myself in the Arts.

I took a pottery workshop in December and made a magnificent platter, 2 ornaments, a small "bowl" and a piece that was to hang in a shadow box. It was too thin and broke in half in the kiln, but I love it as is and will mount it that way.

I have sent my novel to the ashes of hell and from it has come a coherent, funny and demented tale with the same characters. I am indebted to all my fellow authors in my writing class for seeing a potential I was missing. I also have to brag about how much they liked my dialogue. I admit, I am a brilliant dialogue writer. World building, I am improving. Practice, practice, practice right?

Watching the YouTube channel Quintessence has guided me to various designers of interiors, homes, etc. and their books. The inspiration I have been able to pull from these tomes, most of these are printed by Rizzoli so they are coffee table sized and weigh as much, has been invaluable.
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Sugar Baby

Everything I pretty much planted from seed did not grow. While that is disheartening, I really wanted to see Love In The Mist!, the one seeds that took off like gangbusters are my sugar baby watermelon seeds.

The ground looks so dry because we are in the middle of a charming heat wave.

Mother Nature has been rough this summer. If this weather is the new normal, sure there is no climate change 😎, I will have to adapt my garden best I can to these changes. I am not so sure I will attempt seeds again, but I am stubborn and I like a challenge. I also need to decide what I really want to grow and maintain. Considering most of my seeds failed, I got 2 sunflowers from six packets., I may just purchase seedlings next year instead. Hey, at least I got the 2 right?

Also, while I will be adding our usual compost in the fall, come the spring I shall be tossing in some local ewe poo. I have used it before and it does wonders. Manure really is the best shit.

Stay cool my lovelies.


Life in Pictures

All is well and summer is fast ending. My garden did not do well. Lots of the seeds i planted wanted no part of blooming. Yet my sugar baby watermelons are currently taking over. Guess I cannot complain, but I really did want the chamomile to grow.

My lone zinnia. The deer ate the others. 

 Our new garden gate generously given to us by a friend who had no need for it any longer.

Kids Bowl Free was the best thing I ever signed up for!
Saw a Fistball Tournament and that was it, our little guy was hooked. Here he is at a practice.

We hit Philadelphia and NYC and as always both cities provided a ton of fun. In Philly we went to the Franklin Institute and their exhibit on Video Games. That was absolutely amazing and mind blowing to see arcade games I had forgotten about. The funnies was watching young kids try to figure our how a real arcade game works. The museum did not charge to play the games so that meant you had to trust the people in front of you to only play for about 5 minutes if …

Reading and The Universe

The Universe has been generous and cruel to us here in our little home.

While the loss of our pup still hangs heavy, that is the cruel part, I am happy to report that we are doing better. Especially the little guy who was having the hardest time without his pet. The sobs that came from the depths of his young soul were heart wrenching, but to know he loved so hard and so well makes Isadora's existence even that more precious.

The Universe's generous part is I am thoroughly enjoying my Adult Writing Workshop through The Writer's Circle. I have learned so much in a short amount of time and I hate the idea that there are only a few more sessions. These writer's are my people and for that I am eternally grateful.

And are you ready for this? I got a part time job! Hooray! 

Normally I would be cynical waiting for all the bad stuff, but not today. There is no sense in waiting for bad things to happen because they do happen regardless, so enjoy what you have while you can and stop…