in these times of laying low, i’ve noticed there’s still been a little bit going on lately. first of all, i hope all 3 of you reading this are happy & healthy & home.
GA opened up for business a lot sooner than maybe it should have. that didn’t matter much to The Mr. & i. we mostly are conducting ourselves as we did mid-march & april. mostly.
unlike some of my friends, we aren’t feeling too burdened with staying home. we don’t feel the need to constantly occupy jovie. believe me, she doesn’t let us when we try. and the weather we’d been having has been outstanding!! mid-june and The Mr. and i enjoyed some windows open (all day long!) and morning coffee outside. that is unheard of. i went for a walk and was semi-chilly! so the ONE good thing about 2020 so far has been the lovely weather we’ve consistently had.
the temperature with the windows open! mid june!
i’ve talked about legacy theatre several times on this here blog. we loved going for the intimate professional shows. then jovie began taking musical theatre classes. they have outdone themselves with innovating during this horribly crazy time. they built an outdoor stage they used for the final class. they are putting on 2 professional shows this summer, and jovie will have her camp mostly outside. all the while they are social distancing like madmen. they have really outdone themselves making sure we’re all safe. which is awesome, because it is the reason we feel OK about jovie going to camp. but also- jovie still gets to meet with broadway stars every week over zoom! they have been incredible.
but last week, we went and saw You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. it was a fun/cute show and even jovie & The Mr. had a lot of laughs. it was so great being able to do something semi-normal. i can’t say enough about how awesome they have been with re-shaping everything to make all the guidelines work!
this past weekend it became summer, and thereby feels like summer. totally nice.
The Mr. got a bonus day off as his company recognized Juneteenth. so a nice long weekend was had. the pool is even chilly because of that lovely weather we’d been having. [i am a wimp; The Mr. spent a ton of time at the pool. i was in the chair enjoying the music]
he had a nice birthday and father’s day. and we’ve been a tad busier in between. i have been living life like a shut-in but we did go on a “date” to publix. i hadn’t set foot inside our publix in 2 months! [thank you instacart!!!]
speaking of instacart- i’m amazed at how many shoppers there are in our area. in the weekly runs of groceries we order, i’ve had the same shopper only once. but the one i got yesterday takes the cake! i gathered my groceries from outside and she had left us a lovely bouquet.
which was a much needed bout of happiness. because the cake she can take was the one that gave me a ton of trouble yesterday morning. but it was all worth it. that cake was absolutely delicious! i wish i could share some with my shopper! (and you guys!)
the only thing we’re doing a lil different from march & april is the fact that we have gotten takeout a little. we’ve only done so a handful of times, but it gets to feel a little special when that happens. and, hey, anything feeling “special” these days is to be enjoyed to the fullest! (i have a poor picture of our first takeout- twisted taco!!)
jovie spends much of her days
reading, re-reading, devouring the Harry Potter series. and legoing. and legoing scenes from harry potter. saturdays have turned into movie nights, where we are going through the – you guessed it- Harry Potter movies. she can answer any question we have. and The Mr. is reading/re-reading them now, too.
this might be the reason we aren’t needing to occupy her, and why we only see her at mealtimes most days.
we’re all hanging in there pretty well, and hope you are as well.
and, since i have no really interesting pictures on here, and The Mr. always notices when i don’t post a relevant pic- here he is opening his signed books for father’s day.
anyone else have a Covid Beard?