Still smiling

Of course I am. Of course not all the time. But living here on the bright side means I probably am more often than not. I even manage to find a way to smile during hard times. I like to share my smiles, but have found myself increasingly unable to — all the energy having gone to adulting during a pandemic, recovering from the traumatic year+ we all just went through, dealing with things pushed to the wayside by said trauma, starting a new job (!), et al.

This post then is not to say I’m back, but instead just to say I’m still here, I’m still smiling, and I anticipate a return, sometime, I just don’t know when. I do know that I like timelines, so I’m going to check in with myself again in Autumn. So that’s when I’ll be back here then, too… unless something else comes up that I can’t see like happened last year then this year then…. who knows?

Adjusting. Recuperating. Just being.

I hope you’re well, and smiling. Until our smiles meet again…


Ms. Bean asks some questions

Ms. Ally Bean, the one with the spectacles, answered some bloggy questions posed by another blogger, and she indicated it’s a good way for her to emerge from a bloggy rut. As I have been experiencing something not so much a rut but bloggy silence as my brain thinks about other things that require way too much attention, I decided to answer her questions as something fun to post the the ol’ blog here.

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Photo of the Month ~ February 2021

Wintry afternoon between two snow days.

I hadn’t intended to hibernate, but I didn’t know how much my mind and body needed to recover. After the fascistic horror of January 6. After the first couple weeks of a new administration, after which I finally relaxed. After seeing the beginning of the end of The Year of Uncertainty with the vaccine rollout. After realizing that the sustaining silver linings during COVID were good but deep down I was extremely exhausted. … February found me inside and quiet, and outside some. I took a few photos. This, my favorite of the month.

There are bright spots between storms. Even in the midst of gloom, there’s light.


DSF’s Photo of the Month is published on the last Sunday of each month.


To exit, click left

What fresh hell is this? My main thought whilst sitting in a new Zoom situation that started predictably but escalated into something tortuous requiring a speedy introvert escape. Alternate thought: How to Scare Off Introverts, in Five Parts

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