Come the second week of August in New Hampshire, the change in light becomes very noticeable—even Ollie, my little early riser, starts to sleep in a bit more. It always makes me a bit sad to see it, even though it usually coincides with the days getting a whole lot nicer in terms of temperature.
The break in the intense heat (apparently some kind of record for duration) has made it possible to get out and enjoy more of the area outside of my parents’ backyard swimming pool. I’m working on a post in hopes of enticing you to visit New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. It really is rather lovely here.
If you haven’t read the life-affirming Midnight Library, by Matt Haig (it came out a couple of years ago), here’s a plug for it. Imagine if you could live any possible life for yourself—maybe you’re a rockstar or a glaciologist, or a happy college professor? Maybe you have a cat, or you took that trip? This interesting, though not perfect, take on what life and time means left me a little teary at the end in a good way. Do note that the novel deals with suicide.
If we’re connected on Instagram, you might have seen my stories about taking Ollie to the emergency vet on Wednesday. My little guy was decidedly off and breathing a little funny, and, given his history of dietary indiscretions, I was panicked that he’d eaten something poisonous. It turns out that dogs can get dehydrated from the heat, too, and that my poor doggy likely has some back pain in his middle age.
I’m so relieved to say that he’s doing much better on his (temporary) medication, and that the one issue to look out for appears to be resolving on its own. He’s hanging out with me and wants to know what you have for snacks.
Here’s a preview of the upcoming week in posts!
- In Travel, I’m sharing more of my travel plans for the remainder of the year. They are exciting! Would love your suggestions for things I can’t miss!
- In Eat, we’re having a delicious summer recipe that I’m going to make for my parents, who’ve never had it
- In See, we’ll have Sundry Wonders, of course, with more lovely New Hampshire photos
Until then, let’s catch up with the week in posts.
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