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What a summer this has been! I’ve enjoyed this unexpected, unplanned time off from writing. It has allowed me to focus on all of those ever-present important things that sometimes get neglected in day-to-day living. I’m starting to itch to get back into the swing of things, though. Perhaps it’s the start of the school year? Or the back-to-school items being traded for halloween items, which makes me realize the quickness of time passing, which makes me want to get back to my deliberate self-reflecting and memory-recording, before more time passes? Either way, it feels good to see the blinking cursor again.
My health has come a long way, I’m happy to report. I’m even letting some people take a few pictures of me nowadays, with my face/smile/eye almost back to “normal.” Most people can’t even tell it was half paralyzed anymore; for this, I am grateful. My pain has mostly gone completely away. This is excellent news, and I don’t take it for granted.
The summer has brought other things as well, all good things. Like roller derby. B’s graduation from school. Weekends spent hosting our friends. Grilling. Watermelon and corn on the cob. Day trips and weekend trips. Meeting new people. Delicious, run-down-your-chin-juicy peaches. Outdoor projects. Fresh tomatoes from the tomato plant out back. Long days. Cool sheets. Seeing friends from home. Lightning bugs. Sweet, sweet summer.
I’m savoring the last few weeks as best as I can. School has started, and I’m also busy with practice, and with normal everyday life things. But the days are fulfilling.
I hope all of you are having wonderful summers as well!