Y’all it’s been another week. I’ve had plans to write a blog post since Tuesday (the boys were here for Week TEN of Marmie & Poppa Camp and they left late that afternoon), but … obviously … I got distracted. In good ways, and bad ways. The bad was the news. I live in Georgia. the state with nearly as many coronavirus cases as the country of Italy (Italy, y’all … and I expect we’ll be even with Great Britain come September – we’ve already surpassed France and Germany – countries with six/eight times as many people). When my kids were growing up, I remember telling folks that where we lived was “a nice place to raise a family.” and now I wonder what it would be like to live someplace where that were true. and the Post Office was able to deliver the mail. and Elijah McClain’s murderers were charged … you get the gist. And yet, now I do live in a country where I’ll have the privilege of voting for a Black woman for Vice President in November (with early voting in my state, I’ll actually be able to cast that vote in October … and I’m planning to vote in person … and buy lots and lots of stamps!!).
I have no photos to share for all that bad stuff. actually, I have very few photos period, which is probably related? So here’s the good part of my week, documented in mostly grainy and blurry images. and as always, reminding me that there is joy, love, and laughter here … and still, much to celebrate.
First up, the best from the boys’ visit. I love how they are together. and apart.
Cool thing that happened since Week Nine of camp is that BOTH boys passed their swimming tests. Yep, no more floaties! It was a blast to see both boys swim across the pool and back 🙂
My sister has a new kitten. She had some landscaping done (as one does before hosting a wedding in her yard) and the crew found this little guy while they were clearing a bed. He was about ten days old then (born around July 4th). Four weeks later, he’s doing great … and having fun playing with yarn – yikes! (this is actually a toy ball of yarn – TBD if my sister can keep him out of the actual stuff?!)
Marc and I are watching Homeland (if you can believe it, Marc’s never watched it!) and we finished Season Two last night. Crochet afghan #4 is the perfect accompaniment!
I ran to the lake (and back) this morning. It’s been 70+ degrees here for days, and that’s just hot for a run. Storms blew through last night and it was still 71 this morning, but it didn’t seem so hot. and the weekend promises 60-somethings. A good run never fails to put me in a better place.
As does a little porch time with a good book and a cocktail.
Cheers to the end of another week. and the beginning of another weekend. Enjoy it, my friends, and be well.