Oh y’all, yesterday was a good one. A. came back from Chicago/Indiana after a week away. I hadn’t seen him since the Wednesday before last, so it was a happy reunion.
If you didn’t know, we used to be long distance. Georgia <> Boston. I moved up to Boston last August, and let me tell you, we’ve never been happier. So when we don’t see each other for even just a week, it feels weird.
I love being with my guy, and having him back is oh so good.
Much too soon, as it always feels, the work week has started again and it’s Monday. Boston seems to have forgotten that it’s summer and has been drizzling rain since Saturday. It’s misting this Monday morning and the temperature is in the mid-50s. Yes, the 50s in June. New England weather, get with it! Summer should be sunny and hot!
Oh well. I don’t mind the cool air. It makes me dream of time spent in the quiet forests of Vermont and has me wanting to take a road trip, and fast! A. and I have been talking with friends about getting down to the Vineyard sometime in the next few weeks—hopefully we can make that happen.
Also… it’s June!! June seems to have tiptoed onto the calendar and pushed May right out of the way. I’m brainstorming things that I want to accomplish this summer, and making notes of creative projects to do.
I still feel like a college student in some ways, anticipating summer as if it is any different than any other season. It’s odd to realize that there are no lingering classes to be taken or school work to be completed.
Everything I do besides work is my own. And I must get to it!
I’ve been reading up a storm lately! » 5 books in the last two weeks. Having a Kindle makes it way too easy to access new books.
- For some historical fantasy, try Naomi Novik’s ‘Temeraire’ series, starting with His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire). Dragons fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. I’m three books into the series and loving it.
- Aunt K. recommended the SciFi novel, Wool Omnibus Edition (Wool 1 - 5) (a compilation of 5 novellas) by Hugh Howey. I read this in two days. It’s eerie, intriguing and pulls you into a world that could easily be our own. Post-apocalyptic, of course.
- And finally, a change of pace, with Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley. Also an Aunt K. recommendation (She is the best at recommending books!). This novel, set in Scotland, is a beautifully written novel in which history and romance intertwine. It’ll make you reminisce for a country that you’ve never intimately known, and swoon over two romances that are centuries apart.
And that’s the end of my wild thoughts… for now. Happy Monday, friends.