Surfing Sunday 9.13

It’s scary times with the horrible fires raging on the west coast right now. We personally are safe from danger and hopefully, that will continue. The amount of smoke is absolutely astounding. The air is tinted with smoke, turning the sun a strange red color. We’ve been staying inside as much as possible to avoid breathing in the unhealthy air. And we’re lucky, we aren’t close to any fires. Mike’s parents are in northern California and it’s so much worse. I can’t stop thinking about the people who’ve been displaced and the lives that have been lost. The enormity of loss this year is staggering. I’m focusing on what’s right in front of me.

These best buddies are such a light.

~Anguish and fear grip the West Coast as ash darkens a broad swath of the region.

~Climate change is a real and urgent threat in California.

~This might be your most important flu shot ever

~America at Hunger’s Edge

~This is our season of coaching our children through disappointment

~As the West Coast Burns, Communities Unravel With Each Death

~Coronavirus, Charity, and the Trolley Problem

~Did COVID-19 Mess Up My Heart?

~Committee proposes a four-phase plan to allocate a future coronavirus vaccine

~A University Had a Great Coronavirus Plan, but Students Partied On

~How to breathe easier in America’s Smoke Belt

~Scientists are trying to explain why so few Kenyans are dying of coronavirus

~How The Kardashians Spent Years Destroying The Show At The Center Of Their Empire

Fun Finds

~I recently binge-watched Schitt’s Creek, and oh my gosh I can’t believe it took me so long! I loved it, and immediately ordered this shirt after I watched the final episode.
~I was looking for a footstool on Amazon when I came across this velvet one. I didn’t get it (I was looking for something much smaller) but I thought it was so cute.
~Our office chairs are comfortable, but old and have peeling fabric. I looked at new ones, but decided it would be waaaaay cheaper to just buy some cute slipcovers. Office chairs are PRICEY!

Happy Sunday, everyone! Stay safe out there.

Surfing Sunday 8.30

Annie and James started school a week and a half ago, fifth grade for Annie and second grade for James. It’s hard to believe that this is their last year at the same school until Annie is a SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL and James is a Freshman. The beginning of the year has been good,…

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Surfing Sunday 8.16

This has felt like the longest summer ever, so it’s hard to believe that my kids start school on Wednesday. They’re not exactly…excited…about starting the term with distance learning, so Mike and I have been trying to hype them up a bit. Annie is mourning some of the fifth-grade traditions that normally come at the…

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