Took Scooter for a walk earlier and saw these blowing in the breeze along a busy stretch of La Brea. It’s always amazing how something beautiful can grow in such a rough spot. I hope that’s us next year.

Late at night I worry about earthquakes. That sense of dread that rolls through my core that the shaking may start and I won’t know when it may stop. That uncontrollable rippling coming from everywhere. I must ride the waves.

My friend Obehi brought us a homemade batch of chapati which spurred a dinner of fanciful items that came together beautifully. Chicken fried in duck fat and za’atar, hummus, kefir yogurt mixed with a cinnamon-tinged chili oil, and arugula and parsley tossed with good olive oil and flaky salt. Proud with hire this turned out.

Freestyled today’s breakfast with an interesting pairing. Sourdough bread, butter, Sqirl’s Strawberry, Rose, Geranium jam topped with homemade pickled peppers and flaky salt. Rich, sweet, spicy, and savory. Going to keep working on this idea.

Also came across this snail friend. It’s funny that we have leopard prints and tortoise prints in fashion but no snail prints. Just look how beautiful those shapes are.

Came across this little robot friend while I was walking the dogs. Looks like they somehow became trapped on earth. Me and you both buddy.

Woke up to the sound of rain this morning. Didn’t realize rain was coming, it was quite a lovely surprise. Seems like it’ll be clear by this afternoon. It’s nice to have a change like this.

Cleaning out the fridge earlier (we had way too many tiny plastic containers of salsa) I came across a High Life and it looked so tasty. Haven’t had a beer in… months? Spicy red salsa with chips and a cold beer are a perfect combination for a warm Sunday afternoon.

When Kyle is in need of a wardrobe update he’ll often paint old clothing. His designs are always super rad looking and it’s a free way to get new clothes.

Come and Join Me On My Cloud

It only took a pandemic (and watching Greta Gerwig’s Little Women) to get me to start writing again. On of the key reasons I began sharing my blogging in the mid-aughts was that I had a lot of free time to explore the Internet. Having been quarantined for the past 4 days I can safely say that feeling is coming back. I have a lot of time to stop, think, and be curious.

So far, Kyle and the dogs and I are doing pretty well in isolation. Kyle has a worrisome brain, paired with his love language of “acts of service” mean that we were stockpiled and ready weeks ago. His diligence and thoughtfulness during this time has been a blessing. Growing up an only child feels like a boon right now.

Technology has been a surprising asset. Twitter has felt more like a communal space to share things, it reminds me of a decade ago. Lots of group chats, FaceTime, Slack video conferencing, VPN, Apple Watch to make me mindful of standing. Grateful I upgraded to the super fast Internet long ago.

There’s a lot going on right now so I’m going to try and find and share some of the beauty that’s out there.

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