Cold and the Summer

I have a cold.  Summer colds are a particular type of awkward, sniffling and sneezing just feels different in cut-offs than it does in jeans and a sweater, plus tea and hot soup don’t have the same appeal.

Anyway.  The timing couldn’t have been better.  I am actually home for two straight weeks, something that hasn’t happened since March.  It was a whirlwind of Spring, launching straight into a full Summer.

Some of the highlights of the last several months…


This love-nugget was born to my younger sister March 5th and I got to snuggle her in May.

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And I got to spend several days at the beach with lots of family, including this sweet thing (my older sister’s daughter),


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Two summer dance highlights have been spending a week dancing (a little to) hard at the Dance Professionals Workshop at the American Dance Festival and choreographing a little segment for a music video for the band The Anatomy of Frank .

My one shot from ADF

American Dance Festival



Vegetable gardening is such a roller coaster…my garden was gorgeous in June, the prettiest ever.  By July it was a disaster zone; more bugs and pests than I’ve ever seen, less tomatoes, odd shaped cucumbers.  It still beings me total pleasure and pride to piddle around out there though, to pluck some basil, tie up a tomato vine, I even get an odd satisfaction from squashing cabbage worms who have dared infest my kale crop.




As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I’ve been traveling a lot! Since May I’ve spent time in the Northwest, Sandbridge beach, Durham, several trips to West Virginia, and…Iceland!

Iceland was cold, cool, full of waterfalls (my favorite part), desolate, and wholly unique. We camped for 8 nights in a combo backpacking trek/road trip all over that small island country.






With another month of Summer left I am looking forward to more of the wonderful same; nieces, dancing, gardening, and traveling!  Life is good.