While the warmth

of the western sun (US Pacific Coast) is most welcome in the winter, it can be a bit much late afternoon in the summer. At least that is the way it felt yesterday afternoon when I was attempting to find a location that would 1) not leave my laptop in direct sunlight 2)  not leave me in direct sunlight) 3) not be facing direct sunlight while I was on Zoom calls.

I really didn’t succeed all that well. During the day, it really isn’t much of an issue. But late afternoon, especially for a call that is 1700-1900 it is a bit of a challenge for about the 60 days starting mid June. So that was yesterday. I otherwise managed a small bit of organizing, stitched on both the current Ms Mushroom and No Time followed by a serious look at potential projects. I am not in love with this month’s Fabulous House from Cottage Garden Sampling so will choose to put those 7k+ stitches into something else (one of my left from prior year projects).

Today was a trip to the SF VA. For a change, the traffic was almost sane with no significant back-up on the Bay Bridge or the Toll Plaza. I will not say the same thing for the way home. It is about 18-20 miles which took under 40 minutes this morning. It was almost 2 hours to get home once I hit the merge  on HWY 101 and the approach to the SF end of the Bay Bridge. If that wasn’t bad enough, it was even worse on the East Bay end where the bridge traffic merges with I80/I880/I580 or some strange combination there of.

Too tired to trouble you with photos today. I will make an effort tomorrow.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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