There were lots of changes this year. We got a new dog. I got a new job. We will (almost definitely) have to move out of Utah in the next 3-5 years because The Great Salt Lake is drying up and will become a toxic arsenic dust field blowing (more) carcinogens into the air. That […]
There were also good moments, where we saw humanity in others, we visited with family and friends on zoom, we exchanged homemade foods on each other’s doorsteps, and we learned to listen to those who are being persecuted and silenced.
For instance, if I say, “Do you want Bacon?” Bella immediately appears from wherever she’s been hiding and starts licking her lips. If I say, “If you sit on the couch with me I will cover you in a blanket and snuggle with you.” She will jump onto the couch or run away depending on her mood. But if I say, “This isn’t a bubble gun, it is a milk frother.” She cocks her head to the side and stares at me and says, “You’re a moron who can’t work a bubble gun correctly.” in perfect French.
2016 wasn’t the best year for us … there were a lot of trial-and-error DIY projects, I broke my hip, and a Cheeto got elected president. But there were some good things that happened. Can’t think of any right now…