just some good stuff

Look what arrived via FedEx today! The first set of layouts of my book! I'm so excited to see it on actual paper, not just in my head or on the computer. It's becoming a real tactile thing! In the next couple days I'll share a few sneak peeks, so I hope you'll check back!

Other little bits:
This weekend I finished reading "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake" by Aimee Bender, which I'd reserved from the library. I read it in under three days, it was that good. 

We're swimming in cucumbers from the garden, all from volunteer plants. Last night we mixed up a little cucumber salad with dill, which M. really likes. Also we grilled slabs of garden broccoli and marinated squash, nice and easy when we finally decide to fix dinner after dark, 9 o'clock.

Progress on the house reno is moving along bit by bit. Our front porch, gone. Old front of the house, mostly gone. New sheathing, going up.

We could have kept the most adorable cocker spaniel puppy we met this weekend.  Her name is Honey and she's a sweetie.  But since we just spent an arm and a leg taking our three cats to the vet last week for their annual check-ups I said eh, maybe now's not the right time.  But she was pouring the cuteness on thick.

Jan is hosting Summer Colours Week all this week.

I'll return in a day or two with a book preview!