So. As I mentioned the other day, it's been a rough summer. And August, in particular, has been Truly Crappy. Usually, as the month wraps up, I put together a "Right Now" post. But this month? Not so much. (Although you can be assured that I'm . . . drinking, reading, and dreading . . . every day.)
It's really easy to get swallowed up by the overwhelming tough stuff of life -- especially when it sweeps you away suddenly. And completely.
So I'm trying to find the good.
Because it's still there. Under all the crap and maybe hiding in the corners.
Like . . . despite my absolute breakdown in the gardening department, flowers are still blooming.
And Erin came for a visit. She even extended her stay by several days to offer help and support, which was lovely.
Tom and I quietly celebrated our 35th anniversary earlier this week.
A new gelato shop opened in my neighborhood!
And tomorrow, thanks to a lot of last-minute problem-solving and a bit of magic (thanks, Di!), Tom and I are heading to Boulder for a quick visit with Brian and Lauren. This trip has been on the books for quite a while -- and I'm very happy to not be canceling.
There is good.
I just have to keep finding it.
Have a great weekend, and I'll be back after my trip.