Summertime is for Books and Homemade Ice Cream!
WHAT I'M READING
THE HERE AND NOW- I am really enjoying this one. The premise is right up my alley. Post-climate change world, most of humanity is wiped out by a mosquito-born virus. A small group of people go back in time to before the plague to try and change the course of history. It reads like a suspense thriller but also has some gorgeous imagery.
"Already he is the drip, drip of water that carves a canyon through the middle of me."
Ticked off another couple of boxes in the YA Buccaneers Summer Reading Challenge. You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge Here.
WHAT I'M WRITING
I didn't carve out as much time for writing this week as I would have liked. I've been prepping ISIS to send out to CP's and Betas. It feels like I've been doing this Forever. Why is it that nothing ever feels Done?! There's always something that needs tweaking.
- I've been teaching a few classes that Boy Chris refers to as "How to Save The World in 10 Easy Steps". It's been a lot of work, but a lot of fun too. I get to teach people about how to reduce their carbon footprint, how to create wildlife habitat in their yards and how to install rain gardens, etc.
- Still obsessing about building my own Houseboat. This is probably one of the most insane ideas I've had lately. "Don't you just love those?!"- Lindsay Duncan- Under the Tuscan Sun
- Making homemade vegan ice cream. (Because Summer!) My faves: coconut lime, mint chocolate chip and of course, mango. :)
- Gardening. (Lots of it) We're lucky in Florida that we can garden 10 months out of the year, but lately we've been trying to increase that number. Our goal is to grow 25% of our own food and we're getting closer. By finding varieties that can grow in the hot, hot heat of July & August, we've extended our harvest. We found some beans adapted to the West Indies, some greens grown in Thailand and of course tropical fruit trees. (Because mangoes off my very own tree= Heaven) :)
|Baby Pineapples, Cool Beans and Mangoes|