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May 5, 2021

The Corona Diaries - The Twilight Zone

It's been almost a month since I last posted. Things have changed in a lot of ways and the blogging is not coming along as a regular thing anymore.

Which is FINE.

Kurt and I are now fully vaccinated and Harper started back to school on April 21st.

Things are certainly not "normal" but they are getting closer and closer in our little world. All of our friends are vaccinated and we had an amazing "hey we are in the neighborhood can we drop by?" phone call from some of them the other day which led to a 2 hour hang out on our deck without masks! That was sooooo nice.

We still only go grocery shopping once a week, but I feel like I have the freedom now to pop into a store to get a forgotten item any time if I need it. We don't see friends on the regular, but I know we'll start to more often. Harper has swimming again on Saturdays and summer is not too far away with in-person camp (with restrictions of course) and then our trip to Maui. There is a lot to look forward to in a careful, thought out way. And masks. Happy to still wear a mask. {knock on wood} We haven't had a cold or anything for over a year. I'm happy to keep it that way for a lot longer! {knock on wood}

A few people told me they cried getting their 2nd vaccine shot. Being the weepy type myself, I thought I would. Instead, I cried seeing Harper off to school again!

She prepped her outfit the night before.

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I am relearning how to pack a lunch and snack.
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BACK TO SCHOOL!
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Safe Distances while we wait to go in the gate with temp checks and daily pass checks. Harper gets tested at school every week.
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BYEEEEE!!!!
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We had another overnight/baking adventure in Ojai with our friend Betty. Yummy dutch baby breakfast!

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This giant dude (still a puppy!) is named Indiana and he cruises around our neighborhood.
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I'm still baking from time to time. Found a blueberry cookie recipe which I liked and they are pretty purple cookies!
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Biscuit has had many adventures lately. Roof climbing...

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...and lizard (DINOSAUR!) catching. The giant lizard's tail was long gone and I thought it was close to death. I picked it up and took it too the front yard and it sat for a minute then BOLTED away. Whew. I know, it goes against the prime directive, but cats have nine lives, so why not give a lizard another chance?

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A friend gave Harper this funny karaoke microphone. She loves it.
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And we are stocked up for summer! Okay, well, for a few warm days anyway. These won't last long...
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That's kind of it. I've been working on a new creative project, doing some paying work from home and making future travel plans. It's weird to feel "free" to do that. It all feels weird. I hope more people get vaccinated. I hope things continue to get better and better. I hope.