Looking over my old posts, which are few and far between, I see I left out a lot of important stuff. I had mentioned Joyce, my Chinese daughter-in-law-to-be. I'm happy to report that she FINALLY (!!) got her visa in June. She and Jeff were married on the fourth of July.
Later that month, brother Richard and I traveled to Colorado to visit my daughter Sarah and family. They recently moved from Fairbanks, AK to Fort Collins, CO. We got to help out a little while Sarah was in the hospital giving birth to Winter Rose.
Also in July, Anita Donihue and I finished editing our "Bless This Home" book and sent it off to the first publisher on our list. No response yet--I'm hoping no news is good news. Anita went on to work on another book, and I've been copy-editing for her.
September included a "visiting author" appearance at Oakville Library, as well as a Christian women's retreat in Easton, WA.
In between I tended the garden, and gave away or processed for storage a lot of food. Lots of peas and green beans went in the freezer. We were blessed with an abundance of tomatoes, which I finally picked green and brought inside to finish ripening. The cupboard is full of canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato jam, and dried tomatoes. Love that dehydrator. We'll eat well this winter.