Another random desktop image, my own photo. A trip with friends on the way out, we came back early by ourselves, but we loved tide pool exploring near Monterey. Many years ago.
This week has been uphill the whole way. Work accomplished, but nothing easily. Dentist seen, teeth alive but out of line, appointment with orthodontist next week. Lip lumpy, massaging it, much more sensation - which means it bugs me increasingly as it heals, and everyone else has forgotten about it because "it looks perfect!" The lonely part of healing up.
The friends who are having hard times and are upset, and I'm not in a position to help in any meaningful way. Not without losing boundaries and exhausting myself - and still not really helping. Almost as difficult to stand out of the way and wait. But that is what is needed. Like being scrubbed in, needing to keep the field sterile, while there are difficulties with the patient, and having to stand idle, hold back, watch, wait.
Maintenance flushed the hot water heater, and we've had a lot more, and more consistent hot water since. Even took a lovely deep bath this morning, after thoroughly cleaning the tub. Dishwasher working better as well.
Moby sat behind me, occasionally attacking my hair.