What I Learned: Summer edition

Inspired by Emily P. Freeman’s,  “Let’s Share What We Learned This Summer” I present my simple list.

What did you learn this summer?

Consider joining in by going to her link.

What I learned

  1. Calligraphy
  2. How to watercolor and use a palate by watching a demonstration at Arch Supplies in San Francisco. It was free and so helpful!
  3. How to apply snaps to clothing (and I figured out how to use them prevent a wide neck collar from falling off my shoulder).
  4. I do not like sewing clothing: tedious business, good for people who want to be detail oriented.
  5. Machines exist that can bypass the system that puts oxygen in blood.
  6. A DIC response might just be part of my son’s condition, but like most things, he never looks as bad as the numbers indicate. We walk in mystery.
  7. 70% of time spent writing a project is editing.
  8. Why Mormons believe a righteous person might theoretically rule a planet one day (clue: they don’t phrase it like that). It is so great to talk with people of other religions (or who have been other religions) to get a sense of what it is like in the other person’s shoes. We may wildly disagree on some points, but it is so worth it to ask.
  9. Windows look amazing when they’re clean.
  10. If I write long enough, I max out and feel satisfied the rest of the day.
  11. Having community is the key to everything, the founders of the Four Friends Market met at their church.


  1. eferndz says:


    That piece you sent me was whoa! have you developed a full plot? Your writing has advanced so much lately, it’s so good.

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Thanks, Erin! I’ll post that one next Friday. It will be a fun project to think of a plot. I’m sure Regina will provide inspiration.

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