It was so good for me to spend the weekend on retreat. I did lots of meditating, reading, writing, collaging. I probably could have spent some more time just straight up sleeping but the weather was so delicious and clear and sunny that I wanted to be connected to it as much as possible. One blessing that came from the overwhelming news a couple of years ago that the entire wall of the studio should be replaced was that I got this wonderful door. It was a delight to sit in front of it with a cup of tea and finish The Night Circus, which I adored!
The packing has officially started and officially feels real. It's really weird to go through stuff and see what I have and what will be packed away. Of course I'm tracking it, because that's what I do!
Auntie Laima has been hard at work teaching me about sewing. We have had many tech issues with the fancy embroidery machine unfortunately but we are using the other machine she gave me to alter a shirt so I am getting the hang of using the manual machine more. It's also been really wonderful to be hanging out with family and the weather has beens superb!