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Julia
Interests: movies and books and photography oh my!
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Last week started off well. ("Well" is relative in covid times...) and then it went downhill fast in the dark. RBG's death and all the reaction about it finally hit me on Tuesday or Weds and then there were some... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Julia's Mexico City
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The Hawaiian word Imua means to move forward with strength, to move toward a goal. To be resolute in what you take on. That is all I thought about shortly after hearing about Ruth Bader Ginsberg's death on Friday, Sept.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Darkness covered everything. The sky, the news, my heart. I had a tough week. I've been working on better physical fitness in a variety of ways this summer with very little to measurably show for it and it was frustrating... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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I hate being patient. Yes, I am also an 8 year old kid this week. And jeez, what was I JUST saying last week? This too shall pass. Well. I was in no mood for that this past week. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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I sent this as a comment on a friend's blog post and wanted to copy it here. It seemed to fit. We've had a crash course in surviving a pandemic, then to be sent back to "real life" from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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With school getting rolling (and the teachers and students are taking our time getting rolling which is a good thing) I realize that what Harper (and the entire world of 8 year olds) is missing by not going to actual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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And I wanted to document it! (Though now it's taken me until Wednesday to finish this!) It was a day where I felt I accomplished a lot of good things that made me feel proud. I ended the day on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Last week I didn't realize how anxious I was about school starting until the second day and I could feel myself getting really impatient and short tempered. Then I realized, oh, right, yes. Crazy Distance Learning Pandemic Third Grade is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Last Monday was the Last Day of Summer! We told Harper we would finally go to the beach and she got up and made an important list of what we needed to take: Umbrela and Shade (not sure if she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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That was it. The last week of summer vacation. Tomorrow (Monday) will be the last day of summer vacation and I think I'll surprise Harper with a trip to the beach. It's finally hot enough and you can legally go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Another quiet week of summer. Another week of cool weather, which has been refreshing since LA normally starts to get hot in August/September/October. So far, not too bad, which suits me just fine. The big thing that happened this week... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Weirdly, time seems to be flying lately. For months it was S L O W and now the weeks seem to hum along. Not sure if we are just getting used to it, or if the anticipation for school starting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Yesterday was busy though I can't quite remember with what. But now it's Monday and I'm doing this. But I'm not happy. It's not easy to be cheerful this morning. Not at all. The hardest part for me while I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
It was a lot of work, boy howdy. Not a lot of reward for the camp counselor, tbh...except delicious berry bars. I'll invite you next time!!
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Well. We're still here. Numbers in California are going up. Not as bad as some states, but bad. And there are secret military type squads taking people from protests away in unmarked vans in Portland. It's just all insane. Why... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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It was a weird week of not being sure what day it was, which, in covid times is not unusual, but even more so last week. It was a week where I felt even more removed from the world than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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For me it was a "meh" week. June gloom definitely ended and the days are sunny and warm almost from the get go. Now it will be four months of mostly just hot and sunny. I realize people come here... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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June Gloom is still with us and I'm glad and I hope it lasts well into July. I don't look forward to hot summer days especially when there is nowhere to go. I haven't checked in a while, but I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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A note about last week's post - what the heck happened with the formatting? I have no idea. (EDIT: I fixed it!) My only thought is the youtube video did something wonky. This week I will put the video I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Did you ever go body surfing as a kid an... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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The protests against police brutality continue, though with a bit less rioting and looting. People are focused and it's incredible and inspiring. Might change actually come? If I were a praying person, I would pray, but I'm not so I'll... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
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Wow. What an awful time we are living in. George Floyd was murdered by cops in Minneapolis and the reaction has been loud and intense. This follows on the heels of other black people being killed for no reason at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City
Thank you. It's so nice to know you are out there, reading the blog. I'm glad it brings you some joy. I try not to sugar coat, but report and then share what I might be feeling, even in a terse comment. I'm doing great with all the surface stuff, it's the undertow I worry about. Love you xoxox
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Remember when I started this series on a daily basis? Oh those were sweet naive days of yore. This past week was all about "finishing strong" for Harper for school. Starting last week it was four more weeks of school... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2020 at Julia's Mexico City