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Whatnot – 07/21/21

The skyline.If anyone has been following my son’s challenging move to Kansas then you will be happy to know that he is finally IN Kansas. His car stayed at the dealership in Albuquerque and will hopefully be delivered to him soon. We were all so grateful that my friends were able to help him out while there. 

The pup and I are partial to morning walks but lately it’s been a little warm and she has been fussy. Honestly, I have been too. You wake up, get dressed, do the hair and then as soon as I step outside my hair turns into a frizzy disaster. It’s been a little humid for us. Anyway, so now and then we do an evening walk and if we are lucky, we are rewarded with a skyline like the one you see above. 

I am nearly through with Count the Ways by Joyce Maynard. It’s very good. Even with all the stress from my son’s move, I’ve managed to sit down with it and it’s been a treat to take my mind off of real life even if only for a little while. What Comes After is next on my list officially but my library hold for The Paper Palace came in and I am much more in the mood to read that. 

The Paper Palace

I have to say something about vaccinations. Here, in California it seems like we are headed for another lockdown. For ten days in a row, LA County has had more than 1000 positive cases of the Delta variant and according to the article I read, 99% of those are unvaccinated people. If you don’t want to vaccinate, that is your choice. But do not blame the new mask mandate, or the looming shutdowns on the recall election coming up for our governor, or the government trying to control us by injecting chips into us. It’s nonsense. If you don’t want to vaccinate, don’t but leave it at that. Don’t call the vaccinated “sheep” just move on and it would be great if you waived medical services once you come down with it. 

I received a travel advisory about quarantine for my upcoming flight. Restaurants, who just removed their outdoor dining spaces are now adding them back. We are going backward and it’s super frustrating. 

Sunday Matters: Summer Is In Full Swing

Sunday Matters

Good morning! I took this past Thursday off for my daughter’s online college registration and it threw me off. Totally forgot what day it was. She ended up not needing me at all but it was nice to take a day off. I have Monday off too because I have a lot of vacation time to use up before the end of the year. Needless to say I am typing up this post right now and that’s why it’s late today.

It was 106 here yesterday so the Hub, the Pup, and I took off for the harbor. We had a nice lunch seaside and discovered at 11 years of age that the pup likes cod. Plus, she used all her puppy manners with the other dogs too. I think she was just happy to be on a long walk in cooler weather. It was only 72 degrees there.

Right Now:

I am enjoying some coffee with this coconut whipped cream that my son likes. It’s pretty darn good. We are watching the Branson space launch newscast right now. If only these millionaires could use their wealth for the homeless.

Later, hopefully, a trip to one of my fave indie bookstores and then tacos for my son. He has requested tacos before he leaves this Thursday.

This Week:

With tomorrow off, my son and I are heading to a NEW indie bookstore I learned about recently. We will grab lunch too. We wanted to hit the botanical garden but that is not enjoyable when it’s 105 degrees out.

This coming Saturday my own dental office got my daughter a Saturday appointment so she can get a visit in before she leaves for school. Her own dentist doesn’t have flexible appointments so it’s time to switch. That term Adulting keeps coming to mind.


I am finishing up Shoulder Season. I think Count The Ways by Joyce Maynard will be next.


I finished Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood on Netflix. It was really good. Looking forward to American Horror Stories which starts on 7/15 and then of course the actual American Horror Story: Double Feature which begins later this year.

Grateful for:

  • I am feeling pretty good after yesterday’s pleasant visit to the harbor. It was a really nice day and the pup was in heaven. I think we need to take more road trips to the harbor/beach. I’ve not been to the beach once this summer. So grateful for that pleasant day.

How are you all doing? I am getting a little nervous about the Delta variant. More cases discovered in California. Of course, I am worried about how it will impact the college move-in process. Hopefully, not at all. The university sent an email saying vaccination or a negative test will be required for check-in. We are fully vaccinated so we are good there.