Monday, August 31, 2020
Sunday, August 30, 2020
Saturday, August 29, 2020
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Monday, August 24, 2020
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
Thursday, August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
The sky shows Mother Nature is putting on lately.
I just can’t get enough of them.
A morning walk before the temperature started climbing.
Listening to Brene Brown’s Podcast with Glennon Doyle.
A wonderful two-hour phone call with my Julie!!
Our eye doctor who is such a joy to visit.
My prescription has not changed much, thank you.
Mike home early from work and feeling a little bit better today.
Jesse stopping by to help us with the generator.
Grilled t-bone steaks, sauteed mushrooms, and salad for dinner.
Sunday, August 16, 2020
Waking up to an epic thunderstorm
Sitting outside, under the patio cover, just watching the show.
It went on for hours.
Paleo waffles, homemade pork sausage, and berries for breakfast.
Texting with my girls.
Power and air conditioning.
Researching the history of Abiquiu, New Mexico.
Listening to 70’s pop while editing photos.
Leftover Sausage and Kale soup for dinner.
And again, air conditioning.
Thoughts on my morning walk: no matter how crazy and messed up so many things are right now, we still have Mother Nature. Blue sky, trees, air, flowers, birds, animals, and more.
Power and air conditioning. Currently 104º and rising.
Making breakfast for me and MIke.
A great phone conversation with my boy. We talked about his work, their house, politics, or rather politicians, and found out we are both on the same episode of Yellowstone.
Logan’s birthday party at Jesse and Bri’s with just the families.
Jesse getting into the kiddie pool to cool off and play with the kids.
Getting to see and talk to other people in person.
Enjoying an evening out of my house.
Friday, August 14, 2020
My Logan turns 4 years old today. Where does the time go?
That glorious cloudscape on my walk this morning.
Saw the egret again. Watched it forage for breakfast.
Watering and taking pictures of flowers.
Air conditioning during a heatwave.
Talking to my Sister several times today.
Again, air conditioning.
Cracklin’ chicken and salad for dinner.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
Meeting up with a Great Egret on my walk this morning.
Getting my bike and camera to go back and photograph the Egret.
So lucky it stayed on the branch.
My Sister calling to check-in. We are all doing alright.
Appreciating my new-ish Macro 100mm lens more every time I use it.
Reading the new issue of Click Magazine while having lunch.
I love that magazine.
Editing photos while listening to Country Music.
Watching tennis with Mike.
Buddha bowls for dinner.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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
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
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 80º 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
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.
BLT’s for dinner.
Saturday, August 8, 2020
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
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.