Wednesday, August 12, 2020

225/365

Today…

Spending the morning with my Logan!

Sitting in the warm sun on a cool morning.

Laying wrestling on the grass.

Playing with 35 mini monster trucks.

Coloring together on a light-up whiteboard.

Having lunch on the back deck.

Watching 'Sofia the First'

The big hug I got before I left.

Playing with stencils and watercolor pencils.

Take out for dinner.



Tuesday, August 11, 2020

224/365

Today…

Nine, yes, NINE, hours of sleep.

Stretching before I got out of bed.

A two-mile walk while listening to a Chase Jarvis and Liz Gilbert podcast, before breakfast.

Stopping to drop off a card and wish our neighbor Jim a Happy Birthday.

Watering my garden.

Watching a Bee gathering pollen from my sunflower. Amazing.

Getting the grocery shopping done.

Staying off devices and social media most of the day. Got the news from my Sister.

Talking to my Dr. CynCyn. 25 more days.

Appreciating Whole30 vs Keto because - more vegetables and...sweet potatoes.

Evening conversations with Mike.

Sheet pan fajitas with cilantro lime riced cauliflower for dinner.



Monday, August 10, 2020

223/365

Today…

Feeling extremely grateful that I do not have to work right now with this Pandemic still going on. The stress would just be too much for me, I’m sure.

Starting another Whole30.

Listening to a few podcasts today. 

First, ‘The Power of a Morning Routine’ from Melissa Urban’s “Do the thing” podcast, while eating my breakfast.

Second, a Chase Jarvis podcast featuring photographer David Alan Harvey, while taking a two-mile walk in 80ยบ weather. And I didn’t die.

Remembering how much I LOVE listening to stories and advice from photographers. Especially seasoned National Geographic photographers.

Editing photos while listening to Jason Aldean.

Playing with brush pens.

Trying a “Ground Meat with Stuff over Stuff” template for dinner. Ground beef, asparagus, onion, broccoli, over roasted potatoes. 

Quote of the day:

“Do I take good pictures every day? Hell no. Do I take pictures every day? Hell yes.” ~ David Alan Harvey


Sunday, August 9, 2020

222/365

Today…

The sun is coming up later and later.

Watching all the birds come in while watering this morning.

We had a whole family of Bluebirds eating mealworms at the patio table.

My Mammoth Sunflower is blooming. A little short but it’s perfect for photographing. 

I found three different things I had been looking for over the last few weeks/months.

All because the garbage disposal broke. Silver linings.

Took an early morning trip to Walmart.

Then a late morning trip to Lowes.

The garbage disposal has been replaced. I am so grateful my husband is mechanically inclined. 

Grateful to our new neighbors, who have spotted two fires in the creek behind our house before they got out of control.

Laundry done.

BLT’s for dinner.



Saturday, August 8, 2020

221/365

Today…

Was a good day. 

I got some chores done.

This afternoon we took an Intro to Kayaking class.

It was fun.

We learned a lot. 

We played some games to teach us how to maneuver our kayaks.

Then we paddled down the San Joaquin river...

Against the wind and tide.

We visited the Dow Wetlands, just to rest a minute.

Then we paddled/got blown back to the marina.

We ordered pizza delivery for dinner, with our cocktails.

We are tired. Good night.



Friday, August 7, 2020

220/365

Today…

Slept in until 7 am.

Coffee on the patio with the birds and my journals.

Designated today a rest day.

We’ve got a new juvenile Mockingbird visiting.

Then talked to my Dr. CynCyn.

Gave myself a mani/pedi.

Talked to my Sister twice.

I painted today. Yes, my toenails and on paper with my watercolors.

Practicing painting birds.

Working on another rainbow plaid with brush pens.

Talked to my Melissa. So glad she is feeling better. She sounds better too.

Listening to country music while editing photos.

Chicken thighs, mushrooms, and broccoli for dinner.



 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

219/365

Today...
Thursday with Logan.
I brought him some fresh-picked cherry tomatoes. He loved them!
We went on a short adventure through the empty high school. 
A flight of stairs became a "Bat(man) Tower.'
Lunch on the back deck.
A quick trip to our house and back. He noticed all the things that are different since they moved out.
He loves to chat, a lot, while in the car.
Cuddles while watching cartoons.
Getting a few minutes to visit and catch up with Jesse. 
He gave me a lamp for my office. 
Breakfast for dinner.
Watching the Yellowstone series with Mike. 



Wednesday, August 5, 2020

218/365

Today...
Wednesday morning with My Logan. 
Hugs, cuddles, play, conversations, and his sweet habit of twirling my hair around his fingers.
Peanutbutter and jelly sandwiches for lunch. 
Hanging out at Jesse and Bri's cute little cottage.
Miss Bailee doing so much better.
A much-needed catnap when I got back home.
Listening to country music on Amazon while editing photos.
The weather and that sky today!
All the feels.
Take-out for dinner tonight. And a cocktail. 


Tuesday, August 4, 2020

217/365

Today...
Woke up, made some coffee then sat on the patio sipping while watching the sun come up over the trees.
A Black Phoebe joined me. So did Miss Cleo.
Wrote in my journal a quote about how we gotta start romanticizing our life. Yes! 
"...start believing...even the smallest most mundane things are exciting and new because that's when you start truly living."
Basically, be in the moment, all of them, and be grateful for all that you have.
Working on it. Everyday.
Then I had some breakfast; two eggs, a slice of bacon, a little avocado, some spinach, a couple blackberries, and blueberries. Yum.
My Sister called and I took her on my walk with me.
Stopped to talk to Jim for a bit as he was watching the birds. Got caught up on the neighborhood. 
Made a run to Whole Foods and found they had Dahlias. Joy spotting for sure!
Wanted to buy them all but settled on one bunch. I took pictures with my phone of all the others and then finished my shopping.
Dropped off some donations at Goodwill. 
Got home and put the Dahlias in water before I put the groceries away then, had some leftovers for lunch.
Did a photo session with these beauties in my front yard. It has the best light in the middle of the day and lots of green foliage for backgrounds.
Edited photos while listening to my 'Girls' playlist.
Got my posts done for today and tomorrow.
Mike came home just in time for dinner. Chicken Verde in the CrockPot with cilantro lime riced cauliflower, avocado, cabbage, and tomatoes.
Now I get to read before I go to bed.


Monday, August 3, 2020

216/365

Today...
Up before the sun.
Coffee.
Watering my garden and picking my first tomatoes of the season.
Laundry done.
Straightening and putting stuff away. Trying to clear out space.
Working on the guest room and purging more stuff I don't need.
My Melissa called me. They are ready to leave if Hurricane Isaias gets too crazy. 
Taking and editing photos.
Listening to Kenny Chesney, Green Day, then, my Girls playlist.
A cocktail and catching up at the end of the day with Mike. 
Grilled pork tenderloin, broccoli, fresh mozzarella cheese, and some of those tomatoes.


Sunday, August 2, 2020

215/365

Today...
Kayaking San Pablo Reservoir with Mike.
Watching the Terns, Cormorants, Pelicans, some Tukeys, and a Bald Eagle.
A much needed afternoon nap
Reading 'Life will be the death of me' by Chelsea Hander
My Dr. CynCyn called me.
Editing photos
Marinara sauce with ground pork over zucchini, Caesar salad, and a glass of wine for dinner.



Saturday, August 1, 2020

214/365

Today...
Saturday!
Shopping for a kayak with Mike.
Bought another kayak. My kayak.
Beautiful weather at the marina.
Watching NBA basketball.
Planning a trip to a reservoir tomorrow with our kayaks. 
Managed to find a waterproof pouch for my phone at our local REI.
Can't wait to take pictures on the water!
Pork tenderloin, roasted sweet potatoes, and broccoli Chipotle for dinner. 
An evening cocktail.


Friday, July 31, 2020

213/365

Today...
Woke up with the sun aka Cleo the cat.
Finally finished up another photo editing project.
Discovering how awesome the lens is that I got myself for Christmas.
Dropped off some old sheets at our local wildlife rehab for them to use as bedding. 
Got a quick trip done to Target for all the August birthday/anniversary cards I want to send out.
Ten birthdays and two anniversaries! I love greeting cards and I love sending them to everyone.
It's FRIDAY!
Cocktails and conversation with Mike.
NBA games are back on TV.
"Whatever" for dinner.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

212/365

Today...
Woke up with the sun. Got to see Mike off to work.
Watering my plants before the sun came up over the trees is refreshing.
Ate a healthy breakfast, made myself a lunch, and headed over to spend the day with Logan.
Bailee is feeling much better after her emergency surgery.
Logan was ready to go on an adventure after breakfast. We planned it yesterday.
We walked a few blocks through his new neighborhood to get to a trailhead.
Such a great, cute neighborhood and so much character.
We saw a Doe and fawn, but no cows. Logan wanted to see cows.
One mile up into the hills took us about an hour. 
We made it up to the top and could see for miles. 
Stopped on the way down to sit on a boulder and have a snack.
Only a half-hour to get back down. Wore ourselves out.
Ate lunch on their deck, read a book, played with his 34 monster trucks, and watched Spirit.
I got to visit with Jesse for a bit when he got home from work.
Turkey burgers with coleslaw for dinner.
GamGam is tired and content. 
It was a beautiful day.




Wednesday, July 29, 2020

211/365

Today...
I woke up and I'm still kickin.
Up with the sun.
Spent the morning at Jesse and Bri's, hanging out with Mr. Logan.
We watched PJ Masks and played with Buzz and Woody.
Had lunch together on their deck.
Got my grocery shopping done and some bills paid.
Listening to Kenny Chesney while editing photos.
Take out for dinner. 


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

210/365

Today...
Sleeping in until almost 8. The only way I can get enough sleep these days.
Enjoying taking my time and the quiet.
Picking another lemon cucumber from my garden.
Working on the great pandemic purge of crap.
Playing with my camera and my Trader Joe's flowers.
Jesse stopping by to pick up tools. Glad he finally took a day off from work.
Editing photos. Loving my abstracts.
Listening to Aerosmith, Keith Urban, and Shania Twain.
Talking to my Dr. CynCyn.
Conversations about life and this crazy time with Mike. 
The turkey flock visiting the backyard.
Creamy sun-dried tomato chicken and zucchini for dinner




Monday, July 27, 2020

209/365

Today...
Up before the sun.
Jesse dropping off burritos.
Meeting my neighbor at a park to photograph her and her art.
A beautiful cool morning.
Learning about Fordite.
Enjoying the quiet.
Going through the hope chest and old photos.
Editing photos and listening to music.
Hanging out and chatting with Mike. 
Carnitas bowl for me and tacos for Mike for dinner.




Sunday, July 26, 2020

208/365

Today...
Sleeping in till 8.
Watering and photographing my flowers.
Wrapping up another refi on our mortgage.
Working on rearranging the guest room and more.
Purging.
Helping Jesse and Bri some more today.
Getting to spend some time playing with Logan.
Chatting with my Sister.
Listening to Led Zeppelin while editing photos.
Grilled steak and Caesar salad for dinner.


Saturday, July 25, 2020

207/365

Today...
Quiet morning.
Coffee and breakfast while watching the sunrise up over the trees at the creek.
Starting to put things back where they were, opening up some space around here.
Helping Jesse and Bri with their move.
Bri and I got their kitchen set up.
Watching Jesse mow his own lawns with his new mower.
Enjoying hanging out in their little house and the vibe of the neighborhood.
Bri's cousin showing up with lunch for everyone.
Meeting a few of their neighbors.
Appreciating the time I had them here with us and now, the quiet space. 
Listening to my Editing playlist while working on photos. 
Practicing my brush lettering.
A cocktail, kettle chips, and chocolate chips. Not together but, yeah, off the Keto wagon today.


Friday, July 24, 2020

206/365

Today...
A good nights sleep.
Took a trip to the garden center. Only a few people were there.
Hanging out with Bri while she packs up their stuff.
Reading in the afternoon. Rare for me.
Mike and Jesses working together.
Los Panchos for dinner.
Finally getting to see Jesse and Bri's new home.
Super cute, tiny house in a neighborhood of old tiny houses.
Seeing them so excited and happy.






Thursday, July 23, 2020

205/365

Today...
Another morning photography session with the sunflowers.
Breakfast with my Logan.
Reading books, playing PJ Masks, hanging out, having fun.
Dinosaur shaped peanut butter sandwiches for lunch.
Bribing him with chocolate chips to change out of his dirty "PayJays"
Jesse told Alexa to call Melissa and Logan talked to her and Sofia. So cute.
Escrow closed today on Jesse and Bri's house.
Tonight is their last night here. 
I'm looking forward to quiet and more space, but I'm also going to miss them being here.
Watching Mike and Logan feed the birds and then sit on the patio watching them together.
Pork chops, mashed sweet potatoes, and fresh green beans for dinner with my boys.


Wednesday, July 22, 2020

204/365

Today...
Overcast when I woke. It was a nice change.
A nice cool day.
Keto chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast with Logan.
Playing Go Fish and Logan won.
Coloring.
Making Mickey Mouse shaped sandwiches for lunch.
A quick trip to Michaels.
Jesse and Bri getting their final signing done on the house.
Grilled cheeseburgers, curly fries, and cantaloupe for dinner.
Reading before I go to bed.


Tuesday, July 21, 2020

203/365

Today...
Partly cloudy Sky!!
My sister calling to check-in.
Playing Chutes and Ladders with Logan in his tent/cave.
Finishing our puzzle.
Called and talked to my friend Joyce for over an hour and a half, while...
Sitting on the top of a hill looking over the valley.
Getting my grocery shopping done.
Received masks I ordered with my pictures on them. They turned out great.
Reading books, eating chocolate, and coloring with Logan.
Editing photos while listening to Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley
BBQ shredded chicken with coleslaw and fresh pineapple for dinner. Made by Bri.
Reading 'The White Queen' by Philippa Gregory


Monday, July 20, 2020

202/365

Today...
A thirty-minute walk before breakfast.
Snuggles from Logan.
Planning our last menu and grocery lists for the week with Bri.
Playing with Logan.
My Sister checking in.
Finally talking to Mom. All is well.
Jesse and Bri moving their first trailer full to their new home. Escrow closes Thursday.
Looking forward to quiet and more space but I know I'm going to miss having them here.
Listening to Led Zeppelin.
Making it through the day with this headache that won't go away.
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and broccoli for dinner.
Turkeys stopping by for their treats. I love how excited Logan gets when they come in the yard.


Sunday, July 19, 2020

201/365

Today...
Sunday.
Got out of bed, grabbed my camera and lenses, and headed to the backyard to photograph the wild sunflowers in the morning light.
Brunch with Mike.
And a short walk together before it got warm.
Finally, talked to my Melissa. Must not wait so long between phone calls.
Catching up with my Sister.
Editing photos while listening to Led Zeppelin.
Finished Wolfpack. It was a quick, inspirational, and empowering read. Lots of highlighting done.
Grilled Chicken and corn on the cob with a Greek Salad for dinner. Made by Jesse and Bri.


Saturday, July 18, 2020

200/365

Today...
The 200th day I've posted here and my 365 photo project...in a row.
Saturday morning.
Coffee with Husband.
Watering the garden and visiting the birds
More wild sunflowers blooming.
Talking to my Dr. CynCyn for over an hour. Catching up on the books we're reading.
Mike and Logan feeding the birds together.
Scanning and editing old photos of my friends. RIP Hu.
Listening to Fleetwood Mac.
Reading 'Wolfpack' by Abby Wambach.
Painting and listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Take out for dinner and I didn't have to go get it.
Dinner conversations with the kids. 


Friday, July 17, 2020

199/365

Today...
Friday!
My dahlias a blooming!
Got out in the backyard with my camera before tea and before Logan woke up.
Breakfast with Mr. Logan.
Another two-mile walk, round trip, to go see the ducklings. We saw all of them.
Accidentally startled a Green Heron out of it's hiding spot, but I got some great pictures.
Logan and I had a picnic lunch in the living room while watching a Lego movie.
It was a good photography day.
I love it when I get to edit photos that take my breath away.
Just started reading "Untamed" by Glennon Doyle. I'm doing a LOT of highlighting, it's that good.
Crispy spicey Turkey with riced cauliflower, lemon, almonds, and herbs for dinner.
Our flock of turkeys visiting tonight. Haven't seen them in a while.


Thursday, July 16, 2020

198/365

Today...
Thursday with Logan.
Finally got him out for a walk.
We walked over the little green hills and bridges, and through the "woods" to pick flowers and see the ducklings.
Logan had soup for lunch at his little table on the patio. 
We watched part of  'The Batman Lego Movie." 
Loving the 80 ish degree weather we are having.
Jesse and Bri taking care of dinner tonight.
Spaghetti, Caeser salad for dinner, and a glass of red wine for me.
A nice cool evening hanging out it the backyard.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

197/365

Today...
I woke up.
I'm alive and breathing.
The sun was shining with a few clouds.
Watching my Melissia do her awesome job, live on Facebook.
Morning with Logan. 
Reading books, building a rocket with mega blocks, playing Candy Land.
A drive up to the cemetery.
Sitting under the giant okay tree talking on the phone to Susie Q and then my Sister. 
A slow drive back home, listening to 70's rock. Rest in peace Julie Anderson.
Afterwork conversations with Mike.
No cooking tonight...take out for dinner.
Going to bed early.



Tuesday, July 14, 2020

196/365

Today...
Went for a two-mile walk before breakfast.
Visited Jim for a bit. Talked about flowers and birds.
Laughing Cow cheese in my eggs for breakfast.
Enjoyed a much cooler day.
Ordering clothes online and picking them up via curbside.
Weekly Whole Foods trip.
Got our taxes done and filed.
Tacos and watermelon for dinner.
Listening to Mike read books to Logan.
 

Monday, July 13, 2020

195/365

Today...
A cup of coffee and a beautiful quiet morning to myself.
Getting some cleaning done while listing to some music.
Ahhh, a little bit of order for a few hours.
Painting for almost two hours. 
Jesse and Bri making made it home safe from a fun weekend date.
Scanning some of my watercolors.
Shooting my little fern in the shower where the light was perfect.
Catching up with my Sister.
The hug I got from Logan today when he got home.
Sauteed chicken thighs and roasted broccoli for dinner.




Sunday, July 12, 2020

194/365

Today...
Sunday.
A nice quiet weekend, except for crazy Cleo.
Awake too early but I got to talk to my Dr. CynCyn first thing.
Sunday breakfast with Mike.
Then we went for a bike ride before it got too hot.
Taking a catnap.
Laundry done.
Watching the Hunger Games for the first time.
AIR CONDITIONING.
We had a "Snack" or as the kids used to call it, "whatever" dinner tonight.
Enjoyed a great phone conversation with my brother Gordie.


Saturday, July 11, 2020

193/365

Today...
Saturday!
Breakfast with Mr. Logan.
Watering plants and feeding birds.
Logan kicking back in his chair with his feet in the kiddie pool at 9:30 am.
Coloring and painting.
Hanging out with him and Mike.
Then a quiet afternoon and evening with just Mike and me.
Cocktails
Listening to music.
Air conditioning!


Friday, July 10, 2020

192/365

Today...
My Dr. CynCyn has tested negative for COVID-19. Thank you!
Spent some time on the phone with her this morning.
Had a busy day with Logan.
We played, read books, watched Frozen, had a snack lunch, fed birds, pretended to bake cakes...
And that is all I got done today.
So grateful that I get to spend time with my grandson.
We had take out for dinner.


Thursday, July 9, 2020

191/365

Today...
I went for a walk before breakfast.
Got to chat with some of the neighbors.
I had a quiet morning all to myself.
Got a Target and Safeway run in before it got crowded.
Picked up some goodies for Logan and me to play with tomorrow.
Talked on the phone with my Sister. We vented and we both felt better after.
Checked in with my Dr. CynCyn and my Melissa via text.
Day four of Keto and it's going good.
Roasted chicken sausages and vegetables for dinner. Just Mike and me.
So thankful for air-conditioning. 


Wednesday, July 8, 2020

190/365

Today...
Humpday.
Breakfast with Logan.
Watering my garden.
Talking with my Sister.
My Dr. CynCyn checking in by text.
Hanging out in the backyard with Logan before it got too warm.
He let me take a picture of him.
Making star-shaped peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Logan's lunch.
I had a salad.
Working on a puzzle. Well, I was. Logan just wants it to be done already.
Reading books.
Watching Mike and Logan feed, talk about, and watch the birds.
NomNom Paleo's Potsticker Stir-fry for dinner with my boys.
Strawberries and pound cake with whipped cream for dessert, for the boys.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

189/365

Today...
A walk after tea and breakfast.
Visting with the neighbors; Juanita on her walk and Jim working in his garden.
All the pretty flowers.
Deep, rich, thoughtful conversations with my sister for over an hour.
Getting our old freezer and airconditioner picked up for free today.
Ordering some clothes online and using curbside pickup.
New clothes!
Starting on another refi with our mortgage broker.
Texting with my Dr. CynCyn.
A quick grocery trip, the best kind.
Tacos for dinner with my boys.
A quiet evening.
Successful day two of Keto.


Monday, July 6, 2020

188/365

Today...
Starting another reset. Trying Keto this time.
Scrambled eggs, sausage, and strawberries for breakfast.
Watching my tomato plants grow.
Getting my hair done after four long months.
Embracing the gray that I've been covering up for years.
Talking on the phone with my Dr. CynCyn.
Being able to shop at Whole Foods.
Getting packages from UPS and FedEx. 
Having Jesse here to help Mike with projects and heavy lifting.
A much cooler day today.
Marinara sauce over pork tenderloin slices with Caesar salad (no croutons.)


Sunday, July 5, 2020

187/365

Today...
Sunday.
Sleeping in.
Getting the laundry done.
Lots of leftovers for breakfast and lunch.
Afternoon cocktails.
Listening to music.
Editing photos.
Working in my bujo and writing in my journal.
Burgers and tots for dinner. 
The last piece of my Apricot Cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert. 
Tomorrow I start an overdue reset.


Saturday, July 4, 2020

186/365

Today...
A quiet, slow morning. 
Peach cobbler and coffee for breakfast.
Making a potato salad.
Hanging out in the backyard with Jesse, Bri, and Logan.
Cocktails and listening to music.
Cooling our feet in the kiddie pool.
Logan playing in the Kayak. Jesse and Bri taking "rides" with him.
Taking pictures. Making memories.
The turkey flock joining us.
Jesse grilling streak, sausage, and zucchini.
Bri making Firework Fruit kabobs and dessert...
Strawberry and blueberry pound cake with whipped cream.



Friday, July 3, 2020

185/365

Today...
is my birthday.
Husband, Jesse, Bri, Logan, and I went to Lake Berryessa.
Got there at 8 am, before all the people.
It was beautiful and so peaceful.
We brought donuts, breakfast burritos, stuff to make lunch, a standup paddleboard, and a kayak.
We all had fun taking turns on the toys and we all got sunburned.
Left for home by 2 pm - it was getting crowded.
I talked to my girls and my sister, we ordered Sushi for dinner and had Apricot Cobbler with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
I got a whole bunch of birthday cards, a Yetti Rambler, and a UE Blast speaker.
We are all spent and ready for a good nights sleep.
I feel so loved and so grateful for my family.
Soooo, tired.



Thursday, July 2, 2020

184/365

Today...
Paleo waffles with banana and maple syrup for breakfast with Logan.
Watering my plants.
Feeding the birds.
Talking to my Sister, hearing how much better she feels and sounds.
Playing Candy Land with Logan.
Turkeys coming into the yard early today.
Watching Logan thoroughly enjoy a bowl of chicken and rice soup.
Husband coming home with a Kayak.
Jesse feeling a little calmer today.
Logan having a blast feeding the turkey poults on the patio.
Pork Tenderloin, homemade mac and cheese, and fresh green beans for dinner.



Wednesday, July 1, 2020

183/365

Today...
Halfway through this crazy year.
Logan day.
Science experiments with baking soda, water, and vinegar.
Bowling in the hallway.
Pretend cake backing with water in the backyard.
Logan telling Husband and me that our house is pretty cool. 
Then following me into the house to tell me he loves me. 
Checking on my Sister.
Talking with my Melissa.
Doing research to debunk conspiracy propaganda.
Grilled chicken, corn-on-the-cob, and salad for dinner. 


Tuesday, June 30, 2020

182/365

Today...
A solid eight hours of sleep!
An almost two-mile walk before breakfast.
A new batch of baby ducks in a pond I rarely walk by.
The smell of my tomato plants when I water them. 
My Sister calling to talk.
Painting my toes. 
Moments when Logan wants my attention.
A short trip to Michaels. 
Some quite hours, by myself, here today.
Jesse, Bri, and Logan going to see their new home this afternoon. I'm so excited for them!
Tacos for dinner.



Today marks six months since I started this habit of recording what I am thankful for each day and my 365 photography project. Boy, what a CRAZY six months it has been. There have been days when I thought about stopping both projects because, well...life, and sometimes it all seems so useless, but it brings me joy (most days), and I know that my future self will thank me for finishing. With all that is going on in the world right now, I need this more than ever, and I must finish out the year.

Monday, June 29, 2020

181/365

Today...
Waking up.
Sunshine,
Tea.
Picking up an Apricot Cobbler from the produce market.
Buying these sunflowers.
Photographing these sunflowers.
Checking on my sister.
Painting and playing with stamps with Logan.
Steak, baked potato, and Caeser salad for dinner.
Chocolate ice cream for dessert.
Going to bed early.


Sunday, June 28, 2020

180/365

Today...
Sunday.
Cooler weather.
Coffee.
Jesse made us breakfast.
Plum jam/syrup on biscuits.
Watering my garden. I've got more Poppies!
Talking with my Sister.
Jesse and Bri getting their offer accepted on their first house!
Getting myself out of a funk by looking at potential part-time jobs.
Watching Husband and grandson feed the turkey poults on the back porch.
Soup and sandwiches for dinner.






Saturday, June 27, 2020

179/365

Today...
Saturday.
Coffee and toast.
A solo six-mile bike ride.
Talking to my Dr. CynCyn
Talking to my Momma and my Sister.
Watching my boys work together on the fence project.
Fixing them lunch.
Deleting a racist from my life.
Take out for dinner with my boys.
A cool breeze and partly cloudy sky this evening.



Friday, June 26, 2020

178/365

Today...
Finally got to see, and photograph a Juvenile Steller's Jay.
Watching my plants grow and bloom.
Breakfast with Logan. Scrambled eggs, spinach, and we shared a chocolate muffin.
Making plum jam or sauce. Still waiting to see if it thickens.
Group texting with my beautiful tribe of phenomenal women.
Playing tag and camping games with Logan.
Pulled pork sandwiches and coleslaw for dinner.
After dinner conversations with the kids about the near future.