Good morning, my darlings!
I can’t believe it’s already mid-April! Our cherry tree has already fully blossomed and lost all its petals. That means it’s officially spring in the DC area, even though the outdoor temperatures have been characteristically tempestuous. We did have one really beautiful day over the weekend and Mr. DitL and I went for a walk outside in the sunshine and it was utterly glorious.
I want to take a minute to thank to all of you who have checked in with me over the past couple of months. This health stuff has all been super weird to deal with and knowing that you were out there wishing me well has definitely helped. I really do have the best readers.
I’m finally starting to feel more like myself, although I’ve still got a ways to go. I’m really happy that I’ve been able to get back to working sometimes, although it also makes me crazy that I haven’t been able to stick to any kind of schedule. (I do love doing things in an organized manner.) I’m just trying to do my best to lean into the chaos and be grateful that I am on the mend.
What I’m reading:
A Duke in Shining Armor: Difficult Dukes by Loretta Chase. This is a reread for me and I loved it just as much the second time.
A Rogue of Her Own by Grace Burrowes. I really enjoy this series! Four bluestockings united by a mysterious bequest, each unexpectedly finding love. Sign me up.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Mr. DitL and I started re-listing to the Harry Potter books on tape in December. It’s definitely slowing down as we get to the later books…I just know what sad things are coming and I’m not always in the mood to hear about them! We just bit the bullet though and finished book 6. It ended like it always does, and I cried like I always do.
I recently met the lovely Karin Jacobson and she gave me a very sweet mention on her blog. Thanks, Karin!
Vogue’s analysis of the jewelry we just saw on fashion week’s runways!
Royal Blue Diamond Surfaces After 300 Years.
The Egyptian Artifacts of a Little-Known, Victorian-Era Woman Collector.
The NYT released new obituaries for women who weren’t properly memorialized in the past.
If you’re in the mood for a gemological tidbit: How Does a Trapiche Emerald Form?
There are tiaras on display at Kensington Palace!! You want to see these pictures.
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