It was a weird June. I think I may jinxed it just a little bit. I had been remarking that it hadn't been a terribly bad winter or spring for me. Normally, spring is brutal. I get climate migraines so while I love rain and snow, they are typically preceded by some degree of discomfort from mild headache to "oh dear sweet Lord, please take me now." I try not to complain about it too much but somedays, I'm less capable of keeping in perspective. And I smiled about getting through the "danger zone" fairly unscathed this year.
Then June hits. With rain. Lots and lots of rain. Thunder, lightning, hail. Not quite biblical but some of the neighbour was googling plans for an ark or two. The wind sheared a branch or two of our big tree, and scattered them around the crescent.
Like a beautiful pincushion and sticky notes won from daydreamhouse in the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway day. Thanks, Kate!
Or a trio of Lu's lovely quilt patterns at Crafting... Thanks to Heather and Lu! I chose Max, Katie and Googly Eyes...
Or winning a copy of a much desired book.
Signed by one of the artists, who I've read for years now at Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Thanks, Jacquie!
So there's always something good around. And, yes, I apparently have horseshoes coming out of my...ahem...ears.
As a huge bonus, I received word that finally, finally, after a couple of months, my transcript issue has been fixed. It's a long story that I won't get into in detail here but a decision made by a number of people ten years ago to have a term abroad appear on my marks as previous study at a foreign university was causing problems with my certification and likely would've complicated any grad school applications in the future. Fixed. Huge sigh of relief.
I've spent far too much of June hiding in the dark and generally ill. Bring on the sunshine - here's to a more light and productive July! Happy Canada Day!