Monday, September 2, 2013
Bits of August
Packing up an order with a handmade card, pretty yellow flowers on the last (very sunny and warm) day of the month, a postcard Dawn sent me from her road trip out west (which I'm using as a bookmark now); and bright red daisies in my window.
A postcard from Ayla (who went on a whirlwind trip to Europe) and an illustrated cover of The New Yorker that I liked a lot; early morning light shining up onto the pendant light in the dining room; late afternoon shadows on our table; and a pretty pink and purple crepe myrtle tree in my neighborhood that seemed to blossom overnight.
Pink skies and pink blossoms; an afternoon spent watching the ducks in the river; and the most lemony thing I may have ever had.
I want to say thank you to Ayla, Dawn, and my other friends who let me live vicariously through their summer adventures while I was land-locked to my couch. August was a tough month. I'm still struggling to get healthy and get rid of this pain. It's the weirdest thing, but I've honestly recovered from surgeries in the past faster than I've been able to recover from my current set of health issues. I don't know what that's about.
I hesitated to even mention it here on the blog. Most of the time, I come to this corner of the internet to escape real life problems, and I wasn't sure if I wanted to let them in here. But this stubborn pain has sort of hijacked my life over the past month, and it seemed weird and somehow dishonest to post pretty pictures and not mention it at all. Of course, there's always much more to a person's life than what can be gathered through tidbits and instagram posts. Anyway, I'm doing my best to just get on with things and planning all the adventures I'll share just as soon as I'm able. xo, Mary