Just before Bead and Button, the book arrived! I was thrilled with the result. Now I'm ready for Bead and Button. And I continued to ignore the pool. (Yes I know, the wording on the book is a mirror image, that is how I took the picture, standing in front of the mirror. I could NOT believe how many people asked about that.)
Bead and Button happened, it was quite grand with a formal book signing, selling out all my copies the first day, and having so many people come to me to sign their copy. It was also a little bitter sweet for me as normally after such things, I would be telling Jack, he would ask about the event and we would share the exciting moment. I miss our talks and expect I always will. However, overall, a great Bead and Button year for me. The book and good friends made it all memorable.
And then finally, with summer, I discovered the pool.
So, many more pool dips later, I decide that this pool thing is truly kind of nice. I have resistance weights, might as well try those. Also nice. Just splashing around from side to side or end to end, also, kind of nice. Drying off in the sun after a dip and having a sip of liquid, also quite nice.
So this summer something unexpected happened, I like this pool thing that came with the house. It is quite relaxing. I love sitting outside listening to the birds, often watching boats on the lake, and enjoying a dip and maybe some light exercise in my very own pool. Life is good. The cats still think it is bonkers.