Well, it is time for the July newsletter. A lot has happened since my last newsletter in June (which can be found here: https://www.victoriamayburybooks.ca/2020/06/12/june-newsletter-2020/), some of it was good and some things weren’t as good.

How is it already July?

What do I have in common with a strawberry? We are both red! Sometimes I forget that I don’t have the tan from Africa anymore. Waiting in the sun at midday in July can give you a bad burn apparently so wear sunscreen!

The past month has been somewhat crazy and a lot of things have happened. Firstly, I found out that I am intolerant to added oils, eggs and chocolate. It sucks but my new normal is eating tons of fruit and vegetables. They are delicious but I miss chocolate. It has really changed how we cook in our home though I still bake chocolate desserts for the rest of my family.

Secondly, we were able to still go strawberry picking along with my grandfather. I wasn’t able to go because I had a meeting (being a grown up is hard!). Nevertheless, they were able to get a good deal of strawberries. God has given the strawberry farms a good crop this year which is always awesome. Speaking of strawberries, there will be a special article concerning them coming up this July. Stay tuned for that.

Thirdly (which perhaps I should have mentioned firstly), we are moving again! It is kind of crazy that my family has only lived in this house for three months. It has honestly felt like an eternity that we have been in this quarantine. I am ready for the next stage. The place we are moving into was bought together with my grandparents. There will be six of us in the house and it is kind of cool to live in a multi-generational home. The only fly in the soup is that my family has a cat. . . as does my grandparents and we have no idea how well they will co-exist. If you guys would pray that the move goes well and that everybody gets along, that would be awesome.

Lastly, we have some surprising bills from the dentist. My father went in last night to get a new filling and got a surprise root canal instead. There are some more things that the dentist wishes to do to his mouth before my dad can get a new filling. It was a bit of a shock but we are handling it just fine like anything else. I have yet to be asked to come back to work, it has been a little over three months that I haven’t been working. My mom has a job cleaning a lovely lady’s apartment and my brother still is without work. This year has been strange and crazy but hey, we have strawberries!

As for what is happening this month coming, we will be making necessary renovations to the house. Also, I’m getting ready for Bible College in the fall which is exciting! I will move to this new house and go to school probably within two weeks of moving. I have packed most of what I’ll need and have been working overtime so that I will have all the short stories and website content written before I go up north for school. Maybe it is a blessing that I’m not working right now so that I can get everything ready for when I leave.

Now that I have written way too much for this newsletter, I best finish up because it is my grandmother’s birthday today and we are going to try to do something special for her. Happy birthday, Grandma!

I hope all of you who are reading this (and those that don’t read this) have a wonderful day! Until next month.

Best,

Victoria R. Maybury

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