I went to the ranch we love in Wyoming and enjoyed the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. There is nothing like waking up in the morning to the sound of horses hooves, howdys and a cup of coffee in front of a fire. I've realized I'm a much more cautious rider since I was thrown a couple of years ago. And cautious doesn't necessarily mean safer. I hope I can regain my confidence in order to fully enjoy riding again. I've never really given much thought to how I ride, body position, etc. - but now I need to do that.
I read LOTS of books. Defending Jacob. Everything Beautiful Happened After. The Art of Fielding. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob DeZoet. You Deserve Nothing. (It's amazing what happens when I close the lid on this computer!)
I bound my lace book. (See photos below.) I used a cropadile to set grommets on each page and then threaded cording through all the holes.
The cover - you can seem the grommet and the hemp cord.
Look at these yummy layers of lace and fabric:
I went to the Jersey shore with my daughter and husband, his first visit to a boardwalk. I love the smell of the tar and the wood underfoot, the sound of the wheels spinning and the pop of the balloons at the boardwalk games. Although I've been living in New York City for eight years, a part of me will always be a Jersey girl. (Did you know you can get fried Oreos and fried Twinkies? I had to take a bit of one.)
I went to a beautiful park in the Bronx with two of my dear friends - and to Central Park several times. I saw several Broadway shows: Nice Work if you Can Get it; One Man, Two Guvernors, Once, and (once again) Avenue Q. I recommend all of them.
And we're in the final countdown for little Liam's arrival! Ally is due in 3 weeks, which means she could go at any time. We're all very excited!
|Ally (on right) with her cousin Aileen. They are due 3 days apart - both with boys!|