Wow, a lot happened this week! Most of the time, I gather my photos by batch on google photos (where my phone automatically uploads them). I tried doing that this time, but it turns out I had multiple batches per day, because there was just a lot going on, and a lot to photograph! Some things deserve their own entry, in fact, and aren’t even in this post. But the things that I chose to highlight this week were definitely fun moments, and I’m grateful there were so many of them. It was a hot week, spent alternately hiding in the shade outside, or hiding in front of the a/c inside. I don’t really do heat so well!
For some reason, I feel the need to confess the hard times of this week, too, because I just don’t want to be one of those “hey look, my life is perfect!” people online, the person whose posts you see on Facebook and assume their life is going way better than yours or something. So, full disclosure: there were some hard times this week, too, some high anxiety days, some low energy watch-a-LOT-of-tv days, housework that never got done, and some aggravating old injuries to deal with (and some potential new ones, woohoo…), and some pretty fantastic tantrums. Though I kind of hate the word tantrum… more like extreme emotional expression. Or something. Anyway. I think we all learned a lot, and dealt with the hard stuff just fine, mostly because there was a lot of great stuff, too. So here’s the great stuff. 🙂
Day 192 | July 11, Fri – It never would have occurred to me to go to the beach at sunrise, but I’m really glad I did! It was my friend, Tina’s, idea, and she, Heidi, and I carpooled out there at 6am. We saw geese, bird tracks in the sand, and boats on the water as we walked along the shore. Shells, rocks, sea glass, pieces of itty bitty crabs that the birds had gotten to. Most importantly, we chatted, sent our laughter out with the waves, sipped coffee, and had a damn fine start to the day. Definitely looking forward to doing this again!!
Not long after I got home, the busy part of the day started, with a Buy Nothing Project round robin coming to my door (5 huge trash bags of clothes to go through), followed by a baby! The baby, of course, was our buddy, Marcus, coming to spend the day with us. I took both kids to drop off Joe, then we headed to the library, where it just so happened they had story time! We had so much fun. This is in the outdoor sensory garden:
(I like this pic because the head of the xylophone mallet looks like Homer’s wearing a clown nose!)
Day 193 | July 12, Sat – This is our neighbor, Homer’s little buddy, W.! W. uses the walker to practice his walking, and then gets back in his wheelchair when he needs to rest. He goes back and forth a few times during his exercise time in the tennis courts. Homer is fascinated by his walker, and W. and his mom are both nice enough to let Homer check it out! Here they are talking about racing each other from chalk drawing to chalk drawing. They’re pretty cute together!
Day 196 | July 15, Tues – Little S. came over to play on Tuesday. She is amazingly cute, and she and Homer play really well together. I love how she would suggest something, like “Go aside?” and I’d confirm, “Go outside?” and she’d say, “Oh-kay!!!” like it was the best idea I’d had all day. So funny!! Here they are being little rock climbers together.
Day 197 | July 16, Wed – I was trying to take a pic of the Imaginets set that Homer and I did together. He loves this toy! He does really well picking out the right pieces too, to match the cards. Tails did not want me to photograph that magnet rabbit, though!
Day 198 | July 17, Thurs – I got a free sample of Jamberry nails from a lady in my neighborhood Buy Nothing group. It’s pretty cute! Too bad it’s just the one nail. I may have to get a full set. It’s way easier than painting them, that’s for sure! For fun, I took the pic with my beloved coffee from my favorite local cafe, too. The lady who sent it to me asked for a pic, so I decided to try to be artsy with it, and then thought, heck, why not make it my day’s photo too? 🙂
All righty, I guess that’s it for now. As always, thanks for stopping by! Hope you all had a really great week!
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