Well I certainly didn’t feel like celebrating our country and freedom on the 4th given the Supreme Court’s radical and horrible recent rulings and the ongoing gun violence in this gun obsessed culture. Sad and frustrated.
But turning my mind and feelings to what I can control, we found things to be thankful for, to get done and to make us smile and laugh.
The pup is certainly contributing to the smile and laugh part as is our habit of making clever and funny comments.
We continued our dog related spending spree by purchasing a larger crate and mat as he is already larger than our much loved mini poodle and has outgrown her crate and some other doggie hand me downs. It feels like we can actually see him growing!
I slogged through planning, problem solving and paperwork for my club but also accepted an invitation from another board member to go sailing and then to lunch later in the month. definitely something to look forward to.
A close friend and her Hubby got Covid for the first time and had a tough few days. They are feeling better slowly.
We did our usual divide and conquer for grocery shopping at two stores, cooked dinner together every day, got some answers about Hubby’s social security and plane tickets for him to take our granddaughter home at the end of her August visit.
I made strawberry vanilla almond baked oatmeal for quick, healthy breakfasts. Threw in some blueberries too. I'm enjoying it and froze some for later.
I met a quite nice neighbor as our dogs visited on their walks very early Sunday morning. And we are slowly being able to put furniture and decor back in place as the pup becomes better at leaving things alone. Rather like having a crawling or newly walking baby in the house! We still find ourselves calling him our previous dog’s name, Lola, instead of Coco. I even blurted out a combo name of Cola the other day. The mental habits wired into our brain!
What else? A bit of pruning, reading, balanced the books for June, lunch with a friend, Pilates at home, keeping a maxi dress I ordered as is perfect for around home or out for a casual meal, Our older son and DIL will arrive Tuesday for a two night stay so I must make myself do some cleaning along with making myself go t through two bulging files of legal documents for the club. Since the club legally dates back to 1932 when it was incorporated (although started officially in 1910) what a process but perhaps it will produce what we need for very different times.