I know it’s been a while since I’ve checked in with you all. I had promised you more postcard updates and I had promised daily ICAD art. Well, I’ve broken my promises. Life here in Oklahoma has just been too much for me to keep up with everything. We’ve had days of hot weather. Days of teenage hormones run amok. Days of me feeling crummy. It’s been all I could do to keep my head above water — so to speak. So, I have not been on the computer much. I’ve enjoyed the time away from it, I’ll have to admit. I have missed visiting with you though.
In my time away, I have read some books. I wish I had taken photos of them for you, but I didn’t. First was The Buddha in the Attic by Julie Otsuka. This was about Japanese “picture brides” coming to America in the early 1900’s. Very good book based on true events. I found it to be fascinating. It was something I knew nothing about. The next book was True Sisters by Sandra Dallas. It was also based on true events. It’s about Mormon converts who migrated from England and Scotland, coming to America to push two-wheeled hand carts from Iowa City to Salt Lake City. I had never heard of this before and it was amazing! It was a really good book. I also read part of Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier. This was also a good book, but it was a slow read and I didn’t have time for a slow read right now. I will come back to it when I have more time. Right now, I’m reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I’m hooked on it and I’m sure I’ll finish it.
That’s pretty much it for now. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I’m back to normal on my blog posts — maybe mid-July. Until then, I hope all is well with y’all. See you soon.