When I looked back over my camera roll for the last month-ish, the latter half of it is basically pictures of my book and coffee outside because I couldn’t get over how nice the weather has been. I’ll spare you from alllll of those (though I’ll probably include one!), but a few other things did happen, too. Here’s what my life has looked like over the last month!
Right at the beginning of 2020 – or maybe even the end of 2019? – I worked on this project where disabled people were paired with disabled writers, and we put out a free e-book about what it’s like to live in Pittsburgh as a disabled person. I was paired with a local poet, and while working with her we both created “Ableist Bingo” cards – bingo cards where we each share microaggressions we face on a weekly, if not daily, basis. You can download the e-book if you’re interested – my part starts on page 25! There was a small reading at Pitt at the end of March and I finally got to meet Ava in person and we got to share our bingo cards. It was really fun and pretty incredible to be able to celebrate it after starting work on it so long ago.
I couldn’t resist snapping this photo of some flowers finally starting to bloom after what’s felt like a very long winter. It was just so nice to see a sign of spring and warmer weather, and to see a pop of color in the yard again!
A friend had a first birthday party for her twins a few weeks ago, and it happened to be on the same day as the birthday of another friend! It was warm enough to be able to hang out outside, which was so nice, and great to be able to get together and celebrate so many people all at once. I’ve been testing out wearing sweaters over my Nap Dresses lately, and I think I’m into it!
Easter was a low-key affair for us this year – just me, my sister, and my parents at home. It was a beautiful sunny day, so I got a little bit dressed up for the occasion even though I didn’t actually go anywhere. It’s still fun to feel like you’re making an event out of the holiday even if it’s a chill one.
Poor Simba! He’s been having trouble grooming himself and has been getting really bad mats in his fur, but he gets very very angry when we try to brush him or brush them out. The vet shaved him for us – this is what he looks like right now! I think it feels better for him, but I can’t help but giggle a little bit whenever I look at him.
This is what every spare second of my life has looked like over the last week! Me, my coffee, and my book outside on my patio. It has been bringing me the most joy, and I just feel calm and relaxed and happy out there. I’m really, really looking forward to this change in weather being permanent and being able to do this every day.