Sunday, June 25, 2017
Yesterday we visited two new-to-me quilt shops in the area and took a nice drive into upstate New York. It's beautiful right along the Hudson; I'm sorry I didn't take any pictures but it's difficult to do so from the car. There was a kayaking competition nearby sponsored by a local Hawaiian group and the day included hula dancers and Hawaiian snacks and music. It was really nice; we only got to walk by at the end because we were out but it was still fun. Today I'm working in the afternoon and I'm looking forward to that. It should be a good day.
I'm almost done with the first English draft of the book I'm translating, Mon Secret; I just need to finish the last couple of pages and type it up. I'm hoping to get that done on Monday or Tuesday. Translating really forces you into the nooks and crannies of a work and I'm appreciating this one more and more as I dig into it. It's written as a letter from mother to daughter and it's so emotional and raw. The biggest challenge is making it readable in English without losing that sense I have of touching an open wound.
Additionally I joined (again) the French Institute here in New York, which has a great lending library of contemporary French literature as well as access to ebooks and other media. They also have free movies on Tuesdays, which is a great perk.
This week looks sort of quiet right now but that can turn on a dime. What are you up to today? Have a great Sunday.