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City Sonnet: Goodbye July, 2020

July was a mellow month with hours upon hours staying at home and trying to enjoy each other’s company. It’s been a mixture of squabbles, boredom, decluttering, spontaneous fun, too much video games/Lego, and growing.
This particular day he continued complaining that sister gets more of my attention on a regular basis and is “too connected” with me. A piggyback ride like old times greatly improved his mood.
This selfie is a reminder of our favorite pastime when I would carry/ hold him in the Ergo baby carrier. My back was not happy however.

Thank you Citysonnet for hosting this challenge! Have a great start to August 2020. Stay safe and well.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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    1. What keen observation! I didn’t realize it had some resemblance to the profile pic.
      My back is doing good mostly. I had a bad knee issue that radiated all through my hips and back earlier this year. After that I’m more conscious of how I treat my back and legs. I’m also trying to improve my posture and to stand better.
      Have a great start to a new week!

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  1. I can’t believe July is over, Esther! It’s the 3rd day of August already. I’m planning on going to Oregon to see my granddaughters on August 21. My daughter will self-quarantine for 14 days before my arrival, and I’ll do the same. That means I won’t be going out after Friday. I’m looking forward to my trip.


    1. Miriam, I can’t believe the summer vacation is almost over! I’m learning how quickly time passes when you look back, but the actual days are long. This COVID is making it harder to fill the days with something other than staying home.
      Wow, your Oregon trip is long overdue!! So excited for you. It’ll be wonderful to see your daughter’s family and her newborn. Take care till your travels and stay healthy!!

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      1. Exactly, Esther. Each day seems to be long, especially not being able to go where we want to go. We feel so limited and restricted. It makes the day longer. But as you said, days go by fast in a sense. I can’t believe it was 5 months ago (of 6 days short) we started the self isolate and social distancing.
        It won’t be over too soon. LA Unified School District wanted to open but teachers are protesting about the safety. I don’t know what happens to the schools. Have you heard of schools in your area?
        I look forward to my Oregon trip. I’ll be careful!


      1. It is a joy when you see a new sprout or the leaves getting bigger. It’s the same phenomenon with plants but the novelty never wears off. The crazy part is finding out that overnight it grew a sprout or suddenly bloomed a flower.
        p.s. I thought your comment was about my gardening, so there I go talking about plants. But then

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      2. How true is that! Just yesterday, I was thinking the very same thing. It never gets old watching nature in action.

        Haha! That’s quite okay. I enjoy talking to you and I don’t mind talking about plants at all. 😃😄


      3. I knew you’d understand. Yesterday I asked my husband if he thinks I’m too forgetful and if it’s getting worse. He told me not to worry…there’s just too much on my mind.
        My kids on the other hand think my forgetfulness is funny and terrible at the same time. Many times we arrived one day or one hour too late or too early for their classes. It’s alarming when you drive up and the lots is empty. lol

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  2. It shocks me to see how quickly they are growing and maturing. They’ve been saying some sarcastic things and it’s driving me nuts. But they funny thing is that they’ll say it and not really know what it means. lol.


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