Corona Summer II

Odds n ends from July that didn’t fit in my other posts:
Dog pool party!

I laughed so much at Lydian’s skewered dbl dogs!

My talented friend Jenny made my hair look so full and fluffy.

Harris Shoals. I’d never been before the pandemic and now it’s one of my favorite early morning spots.

My roommates and sweet companions. I love them so much.

Athens ant hill!!!

Best goths in town


I ate so well this month thanks to Jason. That zephyr squash is so pretty. Enjoyed: chanterelles cremated in butter, two skillets of ratatouille, corn chowder, zucchini fritters. Lots of blueberries too.

A picnic date where we both brought dates!

This little guy in Jim’s yard!

Carey and Becca have such an impressive garden! Thankful they have shared so much kale with me. I’ve had a whole week of just sauteed kale over wild rice n dal. Never got tired of it- so delicious.

I almost cried when I saw Joe IRL. Lotta coworkers I miss seeing.

Pretty walks with this pretty trio.

Kris sighting at Ben Burton! He made me this amazing mild noodle dish when my guts were in bad shape.

I’m pretty frustrated with how physically limited I feel right now, but it’s nice to get out on some slow runs. K, hi!

My old coworker Eric Reynolds made these and they are perfect.

Hi, tiny friend!

Loved getting up super early and hitting these trails with Jessica. She also reminds me I need to make time for reading. She’s already finished the two books I’ve had on my nightstand.

Back to the Schoolbus Graveyard with my qt girlfriend, confidante and daytripper.

It’s a strange thing to experience so much simple joy from your “inner world” alongside so much frustration and hopelessness from the “external world.” I guess that’s how life works… tho the contrast feels much sharper under everything covid-related, mass unemployment, PPP loans drying up, the eviction moratorium being lifted, injustice and unrest, etc… Currently, I’m trying to look at personal happiness as energy to face the Big Stuff. My internet therapist gave me these optimistic insights: “I keep telling myself that the future always has some uncertainty (more or less), and that the vast majority of us are SURVIVORS. We will find a way or make one to overcome the obstacles thrown at us, and it always takes us coming together to do it. On a personal level, it’s more important now than ever that we have a strong emotional support system so that we never feel alone in our fight.” On my best days, this is my guiding philosophy. Hope everyone has their supports and is taking care. ♥

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