phone snaps taken last month:
flowers in the sidewalk, mint water in coca-cola glasses
homemade red velvet (dairy free!), Seattle’s 4th of July from our living room window
our last happy Schnitzel photo, Mighty O donuts
Our friend’s Terminator birthday cake, my co-worker taking advantage of a sunny day
t-rex slippers (an amazing gift from Dave and Angela a few Christmases ago), broiled grapefruit breakfast
So, there were bright spots but honestly July was a brutal month for me. A lot of things seemed to fall apart in quick succession, the final thing being the loss of our cat (something we’re going to struggle with for a long time). The only positive thing worth saying is that Dean and I have a remarkable support system in our friends, family, and co-workers. When I went back to the office, my co-workers had written a really lovely sympathy card and filled my desk with sweets and this beautiful bouquet of flowers (I hear the flowers are Ted’s doing):
I’m glad Dean and I pulled thru this sad, stressful month together. Oh, August, I’m sure you’ll bring us happier times.