Not Quite Spring, Not Quite Summer…
We’ve settled into that annual weather pattern sometimes referred to as “June gloom.” Overcast in the mornings and evenings, and sometimes we don’t see the sun all day. The ocean breezes pick up in the afternoon, shifting temperatures from “cool-ish” to cool.
More Shopping My Closet
Above: Hat | Sweater (similar) | Necklace | Bracelet (c/o) | Bracelet |
Jeans | Bag (similar) | Sandals
I tend to run cold, and have been living in my linen and linen-blend sweaters. They handle fluctuating temperatures so well. In this part of Southern California, we usually don’t get sustained summer heat until July. (And then it stays warm until November.)
One door closes, another one opens…
Friday is le Monsieur’s last day of work. He’d originally planned to retire in March, but then Covid hit. He decided to stay on for a few more weeks (working from home) to help his team transition. He’s been with the company for over 20 years, and although he’s been looking forward to retirement, I think he’s really going to miss his team.
We’d hoped to travel but that will have to wait. He’s been wanting to take some cooking classes, but will have to limit himself to online options at this point. And he says he’s going to use one of those language apps to learn Italian. Oh, and I’m also planning to put him on photographer duty. 📷 😉
So just when we were starting to take baby steps to try to regain some normalcy, we’re back in a holding pattern. We’ve had nightly curfews (“nightly” in our case means 4pm to 5:30am) since the weekend to dissuade looters.
But I’m not worried for us personally; the looters seem to be mostly targeting commercial areas. I do feel terrible for the small business owners who are already struggling due to Covid, and hope they will be able to recover.
I just hope that some real awareness and positive change can come out of all this pain. And that we can step through this threshold to a better, more just world.
Thanks for reading.