I have a 50th birthday coming right up, and it feels like 50 years since I last posted! My last post was mid-June, and here we are in early August already, that idyllic slow pace of summer more of a daydream than reality. Rather than tire my readers out with the long post it would take to catch up, I’ll do a series of short posts.
My family took a long-awaited trip to Alaska. We flew to Anchorage and did our own land tour, seeing Anchorage, Denali National Park, the Palmer area (including the Musk Ox Farm and Matanuska Glacier), Seward, Exit Glacier, and Resurrection Bay. It was amazing! After 10 days there, we spent the weekend near Seattle with relatives. The Tour de Fleece started that weekend; I didn’t spin very much this Tour but managed to get a little in on each Tour day. More on that when I do a fiber arts catch-up post soon. For now, some summer vacation pics!
I came home tired, happy, and recharged. I think a longer break like that really helped me think about how I can refocus myself to spend time on the things that matter most to me. The trick has been trying to keep that focus when back into my normal routine.