Visa Saga Update

I’m really struggling. Having a long-distance relationship is a challenge, but it’s one we really thought would end this year – back in the summer. Because we saw that end in sight, parting at the beginning of March was much easier. The wait time on my visa would be six weeks. We were ready toContinue reading “Visa Saga Update”

Impending Changes

My blog may be undergoing some alterations between now and the end of December. I’ve been kicking around some ideas that I may implement in 2023. Nothing is certain just yet, but I am considering various options at this time. I hope everyone has a great start to their December this week!

Kew Gardens

The photos I’m sharing this week are of Kew Gardens in January of this year. I was over the moon about the ice and frost that covered the plants. I have many more photos than these, but I wanted to highlight the majesty of the cold. The steaming earth enchanted me. The birds sliding aroundContinue reading “Kew Gardens”

Hampton Court Palace: Interiors

This week is a continuation of last week, but this time we move inside the palace. I apologize for the quality of my photos. My camera filled up, and I had to switch to my cell phone, which doesn’t take the best pictures. Still, I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap the empty rooms.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: Interiors”

Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds

This week’s collection is from the palace of Henry VIII, taken in January of 2022. There was almost no one there besides me and my fiancé. It was great. Recognize any of these from Harry Potter? And, yes, I did stagger through the hedge maze, calling, “Danny!” One person somewhere deeper in the maze laughed.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds”

Photo Blog Month

I’ve decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot this year. I did it a few times in years past and won two or three times, but that was a long time ago. Time to try again! That being the case, I’m going to blog for the next few weeks the same way I did last week:Continue reading “Photo Blog Month”

And now for something completely different!

I didn’t feel like going with my usual format this week. I’m not sure why. Instead, I’m going to share photos I took in one of my favorite places of all time: Queen Mary’s Gardens in the Regent’s Park in London. These are from trips in 2016 and 2017. Any description beyond what the imagesContinue reading “And now for something completely different!”

Better Late than Never

Oh, nooo! I missed two weeks of blogging. I was so excited by my battle against the first week of surgery recovery, but then it demanded more of my attention when I thought it would need less after that. Post-Op Update: I wasn’t bleeding much (or at all after the first couple days), so whenContinue reading “Better Late than Never”

Surgeon’s Field Notes

Not really. I’m on Day 4 of surgery recovery, and I think I’m doing quite well. I’ve kept a detailed journal of everything I’ve been up to since the surgery, and it seems like my healing trajectory is quite good. It was two steps forward and one step back the other day, but that’s partContinue reading “Surgeon’s Field Notes”

Cramping My Style

I considered not saying anything about my upcoming surgery then realized that I absolutely would if it were for any other area of the body. Why should I be so cruel to part of my body just because many others are? Nonsense! I’m having a laparoscopic hysterectomy (uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix) three days hence,Continue reading “Cramping My Style”