The Week In Seven Photos

“Houston, we have a problem.”  I’ve always dreaded the dog days of summer, but now I’m kinda looking at what has always been my second favorite month of the year

as the twisted days of May.

As I march out the door in the morning to experience another new situation during these twisted days, at least I’m not the only one that has found themselves going down grocery aisles the wrong way, I find by mid-afternoon that I experience a wave of exhaustion.  This week an exhausted Harper joined me as we had our first vet appointment during the shutdown.  A new trend in doctoring for yourself or your pet is that the waiting room has moved to the parking lot.  For Harper, the current procedure is to remain in your car and they come out and handle taking the pets in for their appointment.  Poor little Harper wanted to know why some stranger was taking her into her least favorite place (ok, I also wanted to know how long I could wait before I ran into the place to check on her and get her back).

She was rewarded with a walk along the beach afterward and

daily I continue to be surprised by the various reactions to recommendations and rules being posted for the benefit of everyone.

During these bleak May days there is a comfort level that continues to escape me even as I wander around in the park with my mask.  I choose to wear a mask outdoors because I never know how crowded the paths will be or if someone upwind will decide to spit (we may need a new sign)

and I’m envious of those that somehow feel safe walking in the zone of no socks, no shoes and no mask.

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  1. And it seems to me as though there are some very dark clouds on the horizon. Might be a good time to stock up on M & M’s and anything else that you consider essential.

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    1. Definitely will need a steady supply of M&M’s along with Harper baking plenty of cakes!🐾🙂

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  2. Alexandra says:

    Was it just a routine check for Harper? All is fine I hope?
    Still no leaves on the trees? May may be bleak, but these are beautiful photos, as ever!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you and Harper is doing fine!🐾🙂 The leaves are slowly beginning to appear and, after a few days of rain, Harper and I will be happy to be out in the sunshine tomorrow.🙂

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  3. plaidcamper says:

    These days are somewhat exhausting, no matter how we pace ourselves. It’s the mental expenditure…
    Glad Harper survived her vet ordeal, never that much fun in the best of times.
    I’ve read awful stories about people spitting on EMS workers and others. Fortunately, they’re outweighed by other stories of people treating each other with kindness.
    I hope your weekend ahead is full of sunshine and ducklings!

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    1. Harper still hasn’t forgiven me for the trip to the vet, but hopefully with sunshine returning tomorrow and a chance for a walk she’ll quit looking at the car suspiciously.🐾🙂 Watching the news today I keep seeing reports of people appearing totally relaxed out at restaurants, bars, water parks and whatever else that has opened in their states and I’m just hoping the mental exhaustion will lift for a bit if I have a chance to kayak on a quiet lake tomorrow. Enjoy the weekend!🙂

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  4. M.B. Henry says:

    I’m glad Harper is doing okay. Lovely photos – those tulips! ❤

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    1. 🙂Thank you!🐾🙂

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  5. jillslawit says:

    I wouldn’t dare leave my shoes at home but I haven’t resorted to a mask yet. I have heard about some spitting incidents. This virus has brought out the worst in some people but fortunately the best in others as well.

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    1. The beach was empty on a windy shutdown day and not many at the park, but someone was enjoying running barefoot on the beach.🙂

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