Life as we know it
For the 4th, we went to Ocean Shores with some of Grant’s coworkers as one of them has never seen the ocean! It was a lot more crowded than I expected with people driving right onto the sand, but it was very fun. Given that the sun didn’t set until 9:30PM, we didn’t stay for fireworks as we had to drive three hours back home.
Grant and I spent a week in Oahu, Hawai’i! It was such a nice and much-needed getaway. Highlights include spending the days with our friend Brice eating all the food, beach hopping, a pillbox hike, beautiful Byodo-In temple, some scuba diving and snorkeling, North Shore, Pearl Harbor and the famously beautiful Hanauma Bay.
Grant I both tested positive for COVID when we returned from our trip, so we isolated for a week (making me miss a Rise Against/Senses Fail concert, ugh) and per CDC guidelines returned to work with the proper precautions. I finally tested negative today so I can get back out there and enjoy the summer once this heat wave passes!
Books and media
What I’ve been listening to: Hell Is in Your Head by Senses Fail, 40 oz. to Fresno by Joyce Manor, Supernova by Nova Twins
What I’ve been watching: Our Father