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13 thoughts on “June 30.21: Coping

  1. You’d probably burn the bottoms of your feet trying to walk on our beaches right now. 🙂 Rain and somewhat more normal temps are due in later today. Hope you are well and enjoying your post cicadas summer. 🙂

    • I don’t doubt that about your beaches — the numbers for your part of the country have been scary! I’m glad to hear that maybe things are getting better for you. Our heat index hit 100 yesterday and this morning we are being whomped by lightning and thunder with another gullywasher, but it all seems like Camelot compared to what New England and the Northwest have been going through. I do hope you and your family have been safe from it.

      • I was out at 7:30 this morning putting hanging baskets down on the ground, stacking chairs, laying bird baths down, etc. to supposedly get ready for high winds and severe storms coming in. You know our generation – better safe than sorry. 🙂

      • Oh, don’t I know that drill! Better safe indeed. I hope you were spared those storms, though. What a summer!

      • I took everything down, laid things on the ground or put them in protective space, and the bad storms traveled north of us and took out power lines. So, I guess it was kind of like taking a raincoat and an umbrella when it doesn’t rain. Insurance. 🙂

      • Good for you — you protected the whole area from those storms! I so agree: nothing brings on rain better than not having an umbrella! Very glad you weren’t thumped by the storms.

  2. Bravo! One of my favourites.

    You’ve reminded me of my one time of sunbathing on the Mississippi coast. Our airy home on the edge of the vast that day did not protect my toes from the sun which swelled up so badly I thought I had been bitten on both feet by jellyfish. It was only when I matched the patterns to the straps of my sandals that I realised what had befallen me.

    • Thank you! And my sympathies to your poor toes! Yowch! I can’t imagine trying to walk with a sunburn like that, but I certainly understand how it’s hard to pay attention to one’s toes when there’s so much else to look at.

  3. What a lovely description! Umbrella or no umbrella, I’ll be staying clear of the beach. I’m also cringing at the thought of sunburned toes – yikes!

  4. Amen to that!

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