A month ago I dove into a few serious deadlines, and yesterday I emerged: luctor et emergo! In the meantime I finished GP book 3, wrote book 4 from start to finish, translated 2 travel guides (one of which I finished in 3 days - over 40K, must be a world record), completed a 40K medical translation and had loads of those little business jobs that come up and can't be refused. Add to that a test translation for a thriller, filling in the VAT returns, several interpreting stints at the police station, trying to keep the weeds in the allotment under control (unsuccessfully) and bottling up jars and jars of strawberry jam, and I really have no idea how I managed to survive and remain sane. June was hectic. But it's over now. It's July!!! (And 'we' are in the semi-finals of the World Cup - just to rub it in ;) )
All that hectic business here in the house had its effect on my knitting time. There was hardly any, as usually I would work until around 11, watch some telly and then collapse into bed. I did however get some work done on my big blanket, as I got loads of different mini-skeins in different colours via a Ravelry RAK, such as these, which I just had to use immediately:
Other things that made me happy this month, and made it possible to pull through were these:
she did. Another nice recipe to try is pancakes. Just shake off the flowers of a few umbels into your mix, add some sugar and bake away. It gives the pancakes a lovely delicate, perfumed flavour, which, according to Hannah, is a bit like lychee.
6. Last chemo. June was also Last Chemo Day for my mom. She is such a trooper! Through it all, the tiredness, the fingers and toes going numb, the hair falling out, the colostomy becoming more and more of a hassle, she's been our BIG ray of sunshine! She's now got the Summer to recover, and will then start physiotherapy to get her fitness level back up, to get ready to have her bowels reattached. Another operation, yes, but one that will hopefully be the end of a very bad time, and the start of a healthy future.
And add to that number 7 and 8, one of my bestest friends D. getting married and another bestest friend T. having a baby girl! Unfortunately, our happiness at these two events did not last long, as the day T.'s waters broke, D. had a nervous breakdown, and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital the next day, for intensive treatment. Just married, mommy of 3 gorgeous kids (the youngest just 3 months old...) - heartbreaking... We're hoping and praying she will recover soon!
Right, more knitting-related content next time, as I've now got my mojo back (and time to knit)!