Surfing Sunday 8.02

We’ve spent the last week and a half completely reorganizing our house, especially our office, in preparation for the four of us to all be working and schooling from home. The kids’ school will be starting online in a couple weeks, and Mike will be working from home for the foreseeable future. We did a lot of purging and even a little painting. One wall of the office is now a deep blue, a color that Annie and James picked out because “it’s so pretty and calming.” Annie even said that she’s excited for school to start because “I love sitting in the office and looking at the blue wall!” I can’t imagine that excitement lingering for long, so I will enjoy it while it lasts!

The blue wall makes a lovely backdrop for this gorgeous weaving by my friend Mandy.

Around The ‘Net

~Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people’s lives

~An Arizona superintendent on safely reopening schools: ‘It’s a fantasy’ 

~’I’m just so, so tired’ COVID taking emotional, physical toll on Houston health care workers

~They defied health rules for a storybook San Francisco wedding. The virus didn’t spare them

~Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead.

~Governor, my father’s death is on your hands

~In Era of Sickness, Doctors Prescribe Unusual Cure: Voting

~A medical student couldn’t find how symptoms look on darker skin. He decided to publish a book about it.

~’A handshake is a handshake’: Friends split $22M Powerball jackpot, honoring years-old agreement

~Sisters Who Gave Birth 20 Minutes Apart Share Before/After Shots

~Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive

You Can Help

If you can, please consider donating to Feeding America, a fantastic organization that is helping local foodbanks feed communities that are struggling. You can donate directly, or you can search for your local food bank to see how you can help.

Happy Sunday, everyone. Stay safe out there!

Surfing Sunday 7.19

I took the kids to the beach last week to get a change of scenery. They spent HOURS in the water – James literally only left the water because I forced him to eat. The ocean is like 62-63 degrees (I think that’s like 17ish in Celcius), too cold for my wimpy self without a…

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Surfing Sunday 7.12

During quarantine, we’ve seen family, but always outside and always at least six feet apart. This weekend, after months of waving from a distance, we let my kids and my cousin Leah’s kids get close enough to each other to play and hug. Annie and Harper wasted no time. These two are so cute together….

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