(60) Days of Summer

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"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." – Sam Keen

It hasn’t *technically* been Summer for 60 days.
But 60 days ago I posted an update,
in my unapologetic diarist fashion.
It was the last day of Spring classes–
and thus, the beginning of my Summer.
3 days in, on the last day of finals, Doc died.
And so, my already upside-down world would stay that way.
Basically, I am in part-time college instructor limbo.
And pretty okay with it.
Summer classes end this week though and I am not sure what is next.

I went to NYC and it can be summarized by rain and ridiculous clothes. Actually, it was more than a vacation and I am super grateful for my friends. Andy was wonderful to host me back to sanity after a very long few weeks.

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I’ve just been teaching away my life since—3 hours a night, 4 days a week. And getting little else accomplished. Jordan is living here for the Summer, so I guess if you count eating donuts, then I am getting a WHOLE LOT done.

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The giveaway had some extra bizarre items this go around. This bottle holder had matching cup holders. Eek. And just look at my pretty mama with that cute baby!

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We moved Cherí’s dad with unexpected swiftness.
And Jordan and I have spent more time eating out than cooking.
C’est la vie.

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I meditated in the light of the setting sun regularly and celebrated the solstice at an all night softball tournament.

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I also renewed my gym membership. So I look like this a lot.
At least I take nice long showers daily.

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It is also notable that our oldest- and grouchiest kitty declined over a few weeks and passed on last month.
And there was a rare family reunion.
Mixed blessings all around.
The powers of the universe are strong and if ever I believed in any sort of astrological effects, it is now.
Things are really wild. People are crazy.
It isn’t all bad (though some definitely is) but it *is* an unusual time.

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