This summer hibernation has allowed me to get a couple of tatted bookmarks added to my stash, and I've got a start on a tatted edging to make a small centerpiece for the kitchen table. Pictures will have to wait for another day.
The English Major has finally had some time to start adding her journal thoughts to her blog from her 5-week trip to the Dominican Republic. She has gotten a summary version of the first couple of weeks entered so far - if anyone is interested in reading a bit more about her experiences there, see her blog "And the Doors Opened". Her life-altering experiences will be forever burned in her memory, and I don't think the emotions can really be put into words. My troubles seem so incredibly minor in comparison - and the poorest of poor people that the English Major encountered were so very content with so little. We could all learn from their happy outlook!
And I am extra grateful to have an air-conditioned home. I was surprised to learn that the majority of hotels in the Dominican Republic don't have A/C!