So I took August off from blogging. It was great to get away, have some opportunity to relax and not worry about the blog. But now I’m back to work! I’ll be doing this series a bit in the future. My goal is to work on my photography skills a bit and get used to taking the camera with me everywhere. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been doing in August:
We went to visit my grandparents in Puerto Rico. This was taken on the shore at a nature preserve near Humacao. I love the color of the water and the rawness of the beaches.
This was on top of a battlement constructed during World War II in Puerto Rico. It was a good climb to the top!
Beautiful flowers in my grandparent’s backyard. Husband was lizard hunting while I snapped photos of the the flowers.
On our way to our anniversary trip, we stopped at a yarn store! Beautiful store, and a wonderful owner. We chatted for a while, she taught me how to spin a bit (more on that soon!), and then we visited with her alpacas! So fun.
Final anniversary location: Harper’s Ferry, WV. I loved this little town. It’s well preserved and each shop has some interesting facts about the town.
Overall it was a great month! Lots of good travels and time spent with friends. Definitely worth taking some time off the internet!
Here’s a snapshot of what’s been going on in my life lately:
Look! It’s not a mystery! Ok, he’s a mystery writer. BUT! This one is not a mystery. I’ve read his Ladies’ Detective Agency series and I’m not a huge fan of them. I love his non-mystery writing so much more. This series, his 44 Scotland Street series, and his Corduroy Mansions series are my favorites. Whenever I see a new one at the library, I snatch it up.
I’ve been working hard on getting ready for the craft show! Last night, I laid out everything I had ready to go so I could get a sense of what was left to work on. There is a lot left to work on. But I feel good about how many things are finished or are works in progress.
See? Lots of works in progress on my coffee table at the moment. These will all become soap saver bags. Eventually.
Studying for the Food Manager Certification Exam. I got a new job at a candy store (as the Assistant Manger! Woo! I’m a grown up!) and the state of Virginia requires that anyone works comes into contact with food much be certified. Which means I will be spending my next few weeks studying how hot meat must be to serve to customers. Even though I work at a candy store.
I have been craving muffins lately! So I finally went out and found a recipe (ok, fine, I bough a mix) and made myself some for breakfast this morning. Possibly the best part of having days off during the week.
Maybe the muffin craving is coming from needing comfort food. I think I have taken more medicine in the past month, than I have in the last few years. My thumb has been sore from all the crocheting (hence the wrap) and my teeth have been a mess. I had a crown put in a few months ago and something went wrong and it’s continually hitting the bone in my jaw and causing all sorts of pain. (Seriously, I handled the pain from wisdom teeth better than this. This is just awful.). But this should soon go away with some scheduled (minor) surgery. Yay!
So that’s been my life lately. What’s on your camera?