Hi, there! Still working on getting back on track with my posting, still aiming for twice a week, with at least one review and one general update (aiming for Mondays!).
After weeks of miserable, sticky heat here in Maine (our 3rd summer here, so far the warmest and stickiest), things seems to be back to normal for this time of year (thank the gods!). Pleasant during the day and at least a 10 degree drop at night. I’ll take it! It’s rained enough that, despite my negligence, the few plants in my vegetable garden this summer are doing exceedingly well.
Three weeks until my kids go back to school! And this year, we’re really excited about it. It has been a weird and strange summer, and we never really found our groove. One of my kiddos had ESY (extended school year – summer school for kiddos in special education programs), so for half the summer, we still had to do the school routine, but only for a half day. Great for him, but hard for us to do much in the way of activities like we did last year.
Though we didn’t do a lot of the things we normally would, we did fit in a trip to Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, which was wonderful. And we’re headed to the New England Aquarium on Wednesday, which we are super excited about. Then a day trip to Bangor in two weeks, to visit Maine’s Children Museum AND…go see Stephen King’s house!!! Honestly, I’m feeling equal amounts of excitement and awkwardness about going by his house. I know people do it all the time, but that’s sort of the thing…people do it ALL the time. I wonder how many looky-loo’s he gets in a day. And how would I feel about that if I were him? As an introvert with anxiety issues, not great. So, I’m a little torn. What do you think?
As for my reading life, I just finished The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager (so, so good!!!), I might finish Winter of the World by Ken Follett in this century (seriously, I’m more than half way done!), and I just started The Education of a Coroner by John Bateson, which I immediately fell in love with. I’m trying to refrain from requesting because I have to make some progress on my backlog first, so I have no new approvals to share.
That’s about it! I’ve got several things going on this week (Dr.’s appt’s, the trip to Boston, and a day trip to Manchester, NH for the New England Quilt Show!), but I’ll do my best to keep up with all of you!