I had lunch with a friend on Tuesday—in person! It was a lovely afternoon, very warm, but comfortable enough to sit outside in the shade. We talked for hours. It’s the first time we’ve gotten together since the pandemic began. She’s an author and a dog breeder; we’ve known each other since our children were 6. Her daughter also joined us for part of the afternoon… and I got to see their 4-week-old puppies, which are absolutely adorable!
On Wednesday, our occasional play-reading group met over Zoom for the first time in several months. Rather than one full-length play, this time we read several comic one-act plays. It’s always fun to get together with them.
Saturday, the local fiber guild (of which I am currently Vice President) had our first hybrid meeting since the start of the pandemic. It’s the first meeting we have held in the guild’s studio space, but we set it up so that those who are unable or uncomfortable attending in person can still attend via Zoom. We plan to make all our monthly meetings hybrid from now on. I am usually one of the “uncomfortable attending in person” people, but because I was giving the after-meeting program, I showed up in person. (With a mask, of course.) I gave a demo on how to use a blending board to make rolags or batts for spinning.
- Sunday Post – 6/05/2022
- Sunday Post – 6/12/2022 – this post
- – Top Ten Tuesday; tentative
- reviews TBD
- Sunday Post – 6/19/2022
What I’ve Been Reading/Watching
Reading: I finished rereading Not Always a Saint (review) and continued my Mary Jo Putney rereading binge with the first few books in her Rogues Redeemed series: Once a Soldier (review), Once a Rebel, Once a Scoundrel, and Once a Spy. I also started Remember Love by Mary Balogh, the first in her new Ravenswood series.
Other books “in progress” are Miss Percy’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of British Dragons by Quenby Olson, and The Siren of Sussex by Mimi Matthews. And I want to get back to The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip.
Watching: Around the World in 80 Days (the 2021 series starring David Tennant)
Added to the Hoard this week
For Review or Consideration
Library books: Aunt Dimity and the Enchanted Cottage