Three for drinks!
I still haven’t figured out how I can make gifs on my own. Well, I can make the gif but the file is huge. When I use the tips to make the file smaller, the gif looks like caca.
So for now, we’re stuck with embedding from a third party.
This is 2020
I intended to do this yesterday but time got away from me. It’s going to be a half-assed year end wrap up.
I got to go to 4 soccer matches. Grateful I went to preseason matches or it would have been only two. Among the last “normal” things I did.
And now that I’m sitting here, I can’t figure out what to say.
We’re doing okay. We’re grateful for what we have. We’re hoping things get better soon. We worry about the world.
Walk at Klamath River bar. Mom likes to tell people she’s going to bars.
I was going back through my old posts. Remember when one of my teeth epically failed? I had to get a root canal. We had the crud. Then I had that weird spell where I would get disastrously dizzy when I turned my head a certain way (luckily resolved on its own). This was all in January and February! Before the protests, and the smoke, and not getting into the writing workshop, and people we lost, and other disappointments that aren’t even related to Covid.
But some good things: my wildlife camera has been super fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our yard this summer. Bob just got me some bird-feeding equipment so looking forward to getting that going. Bob’s enjoying retirement and has taken over the cooking which is fabulous. Braces are off. Zoom calls with people that I rarely see or have lost touch with.
I’ve picked a new writing project — get ready for the ups and downs of that.
I probably won’t keep this updated but for fun:
989 / 90000 words. 1% done!
Some shows we enjoyed: Ted Lasso (10 million gold stars, I watched it twice.) Ozark. Chernobyl.
I’m trying to think of movies we saw. I loved The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. We just watched On The Rocks.
We enjoyed the Creem Magazine and GoGos documentaries.
Even this guy knows the importance of washing hands.
I managed to read a lot this year. LOVED LOVED LOVED Murderbot (Martha Wells). I am precious with my reading time because I have so many books I’m dying to get to but I read the novellas twice and considered reading them again this month. Olive, Again (Elizabeth Strout). The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss is phenomenal and needs a new title and a new cover because it should be huge. I loved the Broken Earth Trilogy (N.K. Jemison) and the Farseer Trilogy (Robin Hobb) even more. The Liveship books are sitting on deck. Barkskins by Annie Proulx was fantastic.
I don’t think turning the calendar over is going to be magical but it’s a great time to refresh our optimism.
Happy New Year.