friday 5 | 6.26.20 …

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Wednesday turned out to be a gorgeous day: I was especially buoyed by the jaunty day lilies I saw and I took not one, not two but three walks. The middle, longer one accompanied by Gretchen Rubin and her sister Liz Craft on their weekly Happier podcast – Episode 279: Halfway through 2020: Check In with Your #20 for 2020 list and #Walk20in20 and a Spotlight on Just Mercy.

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Thursday I spent the best part of the afternoon in the dentist’s chair – having a molar readied for a crown…not on my agenda, at.all! C’est la vie…Best way to sum it all up: when it rains, it pours. And pour it did – buckets … just as I was leaving the dentist.

Friday (this morning) brought these two articles to my attention:   This article is another viewpoint on a subject of attention and concern for many Americans, as well it should be for us all. I also read Austin Kleon’s weekly Friday update and found this week’s to have a lot of interesting links. And the best news …

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Today, niece Dolly and Eugene were married in a park where family members and guests could social distance. Those of us not in the area – as far away as Ohio and Los Angeles – attended via Zoom. Great, great fun…and in these times, possibly the next best thing to being there!

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After the wedding, I took a long walk to the Franciscan Monastery.  Yes! The outdoor sanctuary/grotto was open… complete with fish in the Koi pond. I sat a while to regain my energy for the return trip but more to appreciate the beauty and the peace of the grounds, trees, sky, so very needed in these trying times.

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Have a lovely and peaceful weekend and life.

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Looking back on the week, I think it’s been a good one, despite*the current state of my well-being:

• Monday: I attended weekly quilt group meeting followed by my fave lunch at Nordstrom

• Tuesday: @ home day, tackling and completing my least fave activity: tallying monthly expenses…

• Wednesday: a hint of spring in the air and the invitation to take a longer than usual walk. My walking companion: more of  Anne Patchett’s Dutch House. I am so enjoying this book; Tom Hanks’ narration is perfect!  Wednesday evening I started feeling punk…

• Thursday: I missed joining my stitching group, opting to stay home and take care of me. Wise move…which brings me to today …

• *Friday/Today:  I’m sitting in bed, surrounded by books, journals, planner, a magazine and my iToys, er uh, tools. Not too far away, a glass of water, my tea mug with tea half cooled; issues and a packet of DayQuil/NightQuil acetaminophen capsules. Yucky! Yep, I have been stopped in my tracks – I have a cold! Despite both flu and pneumonia vaccines. I tell myself “this too shall pass” and I certainly hope such is the case, soon! Of course, against the backdrop of novel COVID19, this malady takes on a larger magnitude, as cases here in the US spread and increase in numbers. My cold began late Wednesday evening and seems to be running the usual course. I certainly hope that is the case. 

My appetite is intact; that’s a good sign and an invitation to feed me some breakfast .

Have a great weekend.

Cheers~