I’ve been a bit absent as summer has FINALLY arrived here in Alaska! It seemed like it was just going to rain and be overcast clear up until fall. Thankfully the past few weeks have given us more sun and more excuses to get outside!
Long daylight hours make summer days pretty awesome for maximizing play time! Of course this wreaks havoc on the sleep schedule for work but it’s totally worth it to suck up the sunshine while we can. Last summer was gorgeous and we spent a lot of time out in our ocean boat. This year my hubby has been doing a bit of major yard reconstruction so we’ve stuck closer to home during the decent weather windows for him to work on that. I also recently started working from home so there’s been a lot of overtime to be had. Just adjusting and getting settled into being home all day has been different after working my entire adult life outside the home.
Anyhow, with the lovely days it’s good to get myself out of the house! As Alaska residents we are able to dipnet for Sockeye “Red” salmon to stock our freezers. We tried it for the first time this past week and we were able to bring home 27 gorgeous fish. It was fun to go out after work and be out on the water till 10pm in the daylight still. So much work to get it all processed and put up but glad to have it for our family.
As we move into August we will be going back to Oregon to see our eldest nephew get married. Around here the kids all head back to school in mid-August which seems so early to me. Before we know it the days will be shorter and our noses will be nipped with frost. It seems like that is when I want to get tucked into my studio for creation time. Right now, there’s just too much temptation outside!
I have not been completely absent from creation, I did release my Northern Wonder collection, there are still several pieces available! Some of my products are available at AKCrazy Collector in Soldotna, AK and I recently added stickers to my lineup there. I have also been working on a few watercolors to print fun greeting cards to add too! The first one went live today!
I hope your summer has been wonderful!