It has been an interesting summer, to say the least.
We have, of course, been battling wetter conditions than usual. Nearly every major storm is accompanied by flood watches/warnings, and I’ve never seen this many areal flood warnings in my life.
And fungus issues in the garden, ugh. Too much moisture is a whole different ball game than drought, and I’m still slogging my way through this one. But I’ll save garden and chicken talk for another post. 🙂
August has also been unseasonably cool. It’s downright strange.
This has also turned into the summer of travel. I did practically zero traveling after Tabby’s death nearly two years ago, and I’m evidently making up for it now. We took the family vacation with 1/2 of the in-laws back in May, and will be traveling with the same in-laws again in a couple of weeks, and then the first RRFS retreat since 2013 is a week after we get back.
I’m sort-of hoping to fit a writing conference in next year, also. We’ll see how the budget recovers.
Enough about that, though. Life is happening, that’s pretty much the gist.
Blog-things are also happening!
I’m sure you noticed ( 😉 ) that the blog theme changed up a bit a little while ago. Well, I’m re-branding-ish. I was pretty close, I think, with the last idea (tea and books) of something that could be ‘me’ for a long time, but it wasn’t quite there.
Fantasia Hearth, I think, suits me better. Because I love fantasy so very much, whether it’s writing, reading, or watching fantasy, but I love my homestead (erm, homestead dreams?) just as much, too.
A hearth is so much more than a homestead, though. It is, almost, the heart of a home. And for as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamed of having a home with a big fireplace that I could curl up in front of with a good book, or (eventually) gather around with my own family to share dreams, thoughts, concerns, and prayers.
At Fantasia Hearth, I’m going to do just that. This is my virtual home, and you’re welcome to stop in for a bit of conversation any time.
And on that note, I am finally reviving my Facebook page (vs. my personal account). If you liked it previously, it should still be there. And if you’re not sure, just go check it out.
I’ll be gradually locking down a bit more of my personal account, and sometimes opening up a bit more about slightly more personal things, so if none of that turns out to be your cup of tea, you may want to stick with just my Facebook page.
There’s some exciting things coming up the next few months! I hope you’ll stick around to see them. 🙂
Maria ZanniniSeptember 1, 2015 - 4:04 pm ·
You’re never wrong to show off your passions on your blog/FB. I love your tagline too. 🙂
Every so often I tell myself I need to update my blog template. Fortunately, I usually talk myself out of it. LOL. I’m always afraid I’m going to lose something in the transition.
We’re still hot down here. Not much rain. Wish we could borrow some from you. I have 40 chicks on the ground which I’ll raise to laying age and sell them in the spring. The roosters will go in the freezer.
Rebekah LoperSeptember 1, 2015 - 5:05 pm ·
Thanks! I nearly went down a completely different road for rebranding/changing the template, but then I just decided to have fun and follow my heart, and I’m so much happier with how it turned out now!
It’s been about a week since we had rain now, I think. Maybe not quite that long. But it was still accompanied by the flood warnings, which is just so weird.
We have highs in the 90s for at least the next week, but considering that we’re usually into the 100s steadily by now, and have only had a few days at all that hot, yeah… weirdly cool. Also the amount of night-time lows that we had in the 60s for August.
Patricia Lynne (@plynne_writes)September 2, 2015 - 7:56 pm ·
The blog looks nice. And yes, reading by a fire is awesome. At my parents we had a fire place and in the winter I’d curl up with a book and read…and then fall asleep.
Rebekah LoperSeptember 4, 2015 - 9:09 am ·
Gah, sorry, just realized I never responded to your comment! I meant to, and then… busies.
Falling asleep by the fire sounds wonderful. I have a writing retreat later this month, and I think the cabin we’re in has a fireplace (and it definitely has a fire pit outside) and I’m hoping the weather here cools down enough then that sitting by the fire won’t be downright miserable!
Rebecca EnzorSeptember 3, 2015 - 1:16 pm ·
I like the new blog theme!
Rebekah LoperSeptember 3, 2015 - 1:17 pm ·
Thank you! 😀
jazzfeathersSeptember 5, 2015 - 7:13 am ·
Beckah, I’m even more shocked than the liast time!
Just joking. I am not shocked. I really like the changing your’ doing and actually I think when the time comes to change things, it’s better to embrace the changing and enjoy it 🙂
Can’t wait to read your new stuff.