I’m quiet lately because I’m in transition, and it feels uncomfortable, but that’s okay. I’m hoping it’s an awesome new pair of shoes that will eventually feel great and last for ages type of uncomfortable, and I think it will be. I’m just impatient, that’s all! Recently I’ve been walking more, thanks to the fact that June has been kicked out of daycare and the dog park for being a top notch asshole, so those easy energy releases are no longer options and hiking in fairly dog-empty areas at 6:45am is the only option (Will gets the more populated evening walk, nothanks). She’s going to see a behavioralist in a few weeks and I’m counting down the days til I don’t feel constantly angry and burdened by her insanity. But for now, hiking for an hour every single morning isn’t the worst when she behaves. That early, LA is quiet and the summer heat isn’t burning yet, the drought is troubling but makes for easy mornings. We’ve been seeing coyotes lately, on hikes and just sauntering through Pasadena like it ain’t no thang, and it’s interesting to watch June react. She quietly lies down behind me and stares with intense interest, not at all what she does when she sees a domesticated dog. We get home and I have a little over an hour of quiet alone time before I leave for work, drinking tea and making jewelry, reading the New Yorker and telling the animals how good they are not getting in each other’s faces (now that’s one progress I can happily report on). Not bad at all.
We went to Arizona for 4th of July weekend (the last photo is actually there, right before an amazing storm) to Will’s grandma’s, and found two wonderful old point and shoot cameras in a drawer that his grandpa has used while hunting. We brought them home and I just got some film for them, I can’t wait to shoot a roll as I haven’t touched a film camera in ages since my Mamiya battery exploded (ugh.)
In other news, I re-activated my Pinterest account. I’ve had a secret account for almost a year now and we use Pinterest so much at work for inspiration boards that I decided to jump back on board publicly. Pinterest let me use my old account so I just slid back in, terrible old pins from years ago and all. I still think there are some awful people saying awful things that are not constructive and that the social commenting piece of Pinterest is unnecessary, but I feel somewhat more mature about not wanting to punch people in the face and can hopefully just roll my eyes at stuff. Such is the internet, I suppose.
And thus concludes my terribly random post.