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May 31, 2021


memorial day weekending: the midway point
posted by soe 1:28 am

It’s been two damp, chilly days up here in New England, more in keeping with early April than the conclusion of May. But I’ll take unseasonable weather with my folks than lovely weather without them. However, if the weather gods could cooperate on Tuesday to give us a dry spell to take care of some outdoor tasks, I’d be appreciative.

Mum and I snuck out on Saturday to buy plants for her garden, but I came home with several more vegetables for mine, as well. We’ve watched movies and baseball and listened to music. Dad and I wrestled for a bit with his computer. We’ve read and I’ve knit and there was a fire. Mum has made mountains of food.

Tomorrow, Karen and I will meet up. We’ll find some lunch, we’ll walk along the river, and we’ll catch up. The forecast depends on the site as to whether we’ll be dry or have showers periodically drip on us. Either way, it will be fine, because I’ll get to spend time with her.

I can’t wait.

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May 30, 2021


catching up
posted by soe 1:52 am

I got something like 12 hours of sleep last night, and I didn’t need to take a nap during the day. Amazing!

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May 29, 2021


home
posted by soe 12:59 am

I hugged my mom for like five minutes straight.

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May 28, 2021


invention, kindness, and not waving from six feet away
posted by soe 8:22 am

Whoops! I fell asleep without posting this last night!

Three beautiful things from my past week:

1. Period underwear. Honestly where was this invention when I was a teenager?!?!?! (And for those of you with flex spending accounts, it’s a covered expense!)

2. A colleague offers to take on a task since he knows I’m trying to wrap up a dozen things before leaving on vacation. He also compliments me on how well I’ve supervised our interns and says he hopes the person taking over the task will do just as good a job.

3. This was the last week for one of my volleyball teammates before she moves away. We’ve reached a point in our COVID recovery where we can toast her and give hugs goodbye.

How about you? What’s been beautiful in your world lately?

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May 27, 2021


end of may unraveling
posted by soe 1:17 am

End of May Unraveling

I’m onto the foot of my first rainbow and clouds sock. Maybe I’ll finish it while I’m up visiting my folks.

I finished the print book I’d been reading and am now just picking which library books that are due soon after I get back to town I should take for vacation reading. Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is one possibility.

On Overdrive, I’m about halfway through Jackie Fraser’s The Bookshop of Second Chances. I’ve got a couple memoirs for Rudi and me to listen to on the drive — Michael J. Fox’s most recent one and the book Amber Ruffin wrote with her sister, Lacey Lamar.

Check out As Kat Knits for what others are reading and crafting.

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May 26, 2021


back at the ballpark
posted by soe 1:49 am

Back at the Ballpark!

“It’s a beautiful night for some baseball. Washington Nationals, play ball!”

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