1.  On August 9, I played with Whiskey Doubles at the Milwaukee Public Market again. This was our second time playing the market as a full group, and I’ve really enjoyed each time. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere, and we meet a lot of people going by, enjoying the market.
  2. On August 16, I played Milwaukee’s Irish Fest with my friends’ band Pay The Devil. I played with them for this event last year, too, on Irish tin whistle, and had a great time. Playing the whistle is super easy for me as a flute player, but is also a good opportunity to flex some improvisation muscles.
  3. I went camping with a big group of friends out on the western edge of the state, at Wyalusing State Park. We went on a pretty epic hiking trip, and discovered a beautiful waterfall.
  4. I painted, and started buying furniture for, my home library! Check out pictures of the paint job. (The furniture will take a while to get here; looking forward to posting an update on the completed space.)
  5. My husband and I got rid of cable. When we lived in an apartment, basic cable was included, but when we moved to our house, it got a lot more expensive – and we couldn’t justify the extra cost. Not when most of the shows we watch are available to buy online, for a much lower cost. I’m looking forward to saving some money, and I’m also looking forward to being a little more productive at home. First draft of my novel, here I come.
  6. I read three books: The Vacationers, by Emma Straub; The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood; and a quick Kindle read called 2k to 10k: Writing Faster, Writing Better, and Writing More of What You Love, by Rachel Aaron.
  7. On August 30 I had another Whiskey Doubles gig, this time at Hoyt Park. I’ve never been to this Biergarten before, but it was an awesome place to play. There was a lot of rain before the show, and we were worried we might not be able to play. But the clouds cleared just in time for a beautiful rainbow to appear over the venue.
  8. I photographed my husband’s band, {else}, so they could have some promotional photographs not taken with a cell phone. Take a look at the best shots.
  9. I also took a few shots at the {else} show on August 29 and took some pictures, and started learning how to touch pictures up in Adobe Lightroom.