Update 8/24 – 8/30
Last week was fraught with “adulting”
which in my world, is rarely a good thing.
I am trying to be very Pollyanna about things, so let me put my rose
colored glasses on and see how it goes! First, my toilet broke early last week, but
the really great news is I was able to identify the problem, order the right
part, and fix it myself all without having to pay for a professional. And then, my car was burglarized. Emergency cash, a ziplock bag of hand sanitizer
and Percy travel back pack were taken. Truthfully,
I had been using the emergency cash for people in need when I’m driving around,
and I have plenty of hand sanitizer so I can chuck it up to “They probably
needed it more than I do.” The Percy bag
was a bigger blow because it had an emergency key to my house, and they don’t
make that bag anymore, and it’s a bag I use all the time because it’s what
Percy feels comfortable traveling in.
But I had found an extra one on ebay recently, so this just means I go
back to the old version, and will have to keep an eye out for another that isn’t
falling apart. I watched a movie this past
weekend that has the young lady from Moana and Carol Burnett. I stepped out of my “only watch or read
things that you know make you happy” comfort zone for this one. And then I ended up crying for a good 45
min. It was a little Pollyanna in the
story telling. At one point, this girl with
no home, sleeping on a park bench with her tiny dog, has her bag stolen with
all of her money it (it is also where she kept her pup.) It was devastating for her, and just reminded
me how fortunate I am to have the same things (basically) stolen, and it’s not
at all devastating. My car was out in
front of my house, and since there was a spare key in the bag, my other
adulting was replacing my door locks.
Again, I did this all by myself, despite the fact that the previous
owner managed to strip screws on every thing I try to replace or fix in my place.
Quick update: I got an email yesterday
saying that someone had found the bag (Percy’s travel papers were inside, hence
my contact info). I’m going to find a friend
to go with me to try to get it back. Really
hoping that there are awesome people in the world and less murder-y ones!)
I’m not sure how excited Percy
actually is about my walking kick.
Sometimes I do two walks if I can get the people to go with me (or in
many cases, I find someone to walk and talk over the phone for some seriously
distanced social distancing.) I was
walking with Erika at one point and she delighted me with this story. Apparently, Daphne was trying to have an
online class, which she must have touched something that made the video screen
disappear. Erika went up to Daphne’s room,
irritated and very razzlefrazzle and some minor swearing. Her eldest, Toby, came in, and fixed the
issue and then turned to Erika and said, “I need some help in my room after
this.” Erika follows Toby into his room, and Toby suggests that Erika take a
seat and then explains, “Okay, Mom. I want you to know, that when we were in
front of Daphne’s screen the video and sound were still on and probably heard
everything you said, and saw your face.” Oh man, I love this kid!
Friday evening I took a bottle
or two of Snoop Dogg wine over to my next door neighbors to enjoy her
fire. I’m getting kind of excited about having
a friendly neighbor! And bummed that I had
my first outdoor hang just as the summer is coming to a close. After I changed the locks, in Saturday I met
up with Becky and Jared at the park (it had been far too long!) Sunday, I went to hang out with D&J. We had a lovely boat ride and also watched
Midnight in Paris in the pool. Every
weekend feels like it could be the last great summer weekend – but I keep
hoping the weather holds up and we have a very mild winter so my outdoor
excursions can continue.
That’s about the summary – hope you
all are enjoying life!
I spent the week in Anaheim at Halo
Outpost, soaking up the universe I spend so much time in, and meeting a lot of
really awesome fans.
I also went to see Zack Brown
Band with Dr. Rach! Below you’ll find pictures
of Percy picking a fight with an obnoxious “No Barking” sign, a coned Casper
sleeping with his lil tongue out, and an HP funny. This was also when Casper had emergency surgery,
and the doctors were able to work a miracle and save him. We also found out he had cancer, and they gave
him about a month to live so we loved up on this dog harder than any dog has
been loved. We got many more months more
than one, but this was the week that we went from enjoying our good boy, to
cherishing every moment we had with him.
We all hung outside checking out
the solar eclipse while listening to things like “Black Hole Sun.”
Momela: Your father was
responding to a text from June 10 2013 and wants you to know that he does
respond to messages.
Frita: I thought about taking your mom’s wallet but
didn’t think she’d appreciate that.