US Diary 12: Some Sunny Days in April

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Week 12. Still impressed by the road trip from the week before, we were restless for another drive. So, off to Delaware Water Gap we went, on a Sunday morning. I do miss hiking.

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Rain and winds stripped away all the blossoms on the trees in the backyard. The backyard was unbelievably pretty, while the blossoms lasted. (Not long enough, in my opinion.)

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Week 12 saw a couple of beautiful sunny days. After completing my second dress, I set off on my new goal of re-creating the jewelry from my Etsy shop. I 'demolished' just about every piece; I was extremely happy doing that. Taking them apart was like smashing glass -- things are not going to be the same as before. (I can't wait to show you!)

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With my new-found crafting motivation seeing me spend hours at the desk, I was kindly accompanied by my silent companion. He was happy to share the room with me. Fluffy is the best: no jumping, no crying for attention -- just sitting by my side, saying the few approving 'weow's as I scratch his fluffy head, and purring himself to sleep.

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Week 12 also saw The Hubs turning a year wiser. We celebrated with our first backyard barbecue, which was quite impressive for us amateurs.

Note: Our year in the US began on a Friday. 12 Fridays have since passed, oh my.