No pomp. No circumstance. No caps. No gowns. This was supposed to be graduation weekend at UNC, but it has been cancelled, or maybe re-scheduled for the fall. It is a bittersweet end to an amazing four-year journey for Peter. His stellar college career was expected to propel him into the next phase of his life, but he is now venturing forth into an uncertain world where the old “normal” will never return. Over his four years at UNC, Peter has grown into a thoughtful and compassionate man and I am so proud of him. I know that he will overcome this bumpy start into adulthood and become an even better person through weathering this adversity. Congratulations to Peter and all the 2020 graduates!
Our foster dog looks very big inside the house, but she seems much smaller when she is outside.
I’ve been listening to The Decemberists a lot lately. There’s something both mournful and joyful about their music–but especially their lead singer’s voice–that feels very appropriate for the current times.
People talk about loading a dishwasher is the best way to find the cracks in a relationship, but folding your significant other’s clothes is taking that examination to a whole other level. The dishwasher is just about different–not better–ways of doing things, but folding clothes really takes into account someone’s personality. Do you fold a shirt in half or do it for display like they do it at the Gap? Do you ball socks together or follow Marie Kondo and just pair them together? But the thing that is most important to me is the dividing clothes into piles by type. One pile for shirts and another for pants, shorts, and underwear.
We got a big, black dog and we are seeing her through to adoption. Her name is Sandy and she is a Pointer/Lab mix. She weighs about 60 pounds, she’s seven years-old, and she’s already sleeping on the bed.
I’m from the future to remind myself of the day the dots on the map got smaller. I don’t remember the date. I don’t even remember what the dots previously represented, but there was day in COVID-19 pandemic that the dots representing the number of cases on US Map got smaller to account for a larger number of cases. It was visually shocking.
It is the beginning of Spring and the weather is beautiful. It is inconceivable that there is a virus ravaging the world when the sun is shining.
Deborah has moved in so that we can honor the state stay at home order together. With some much going on in our lives, it took a global pandemic for us to move in together. Talk about a sign from the universe.
The most prominent sections on Amazon Music are Entertaining the Kids, Working from Home, and Cooking Playlists. Sounds like a good description of our new normal.