Saturday, October 23, 2021

Thank you Summer 2021

I got restless this spring.

I was hungry but couldn't think of anything I wanted to eat. 

I wanted to get out of the house but didn't know where to go. 

Something wasn't right but I couldn't even say what it was. 

And then, Summer 2021...

Buddy had to quarantine for like a thousand hours to be there for Grant's graduation. #familyisforever

I quit my job! #isshecrazy #maybe

Asheville, North Carolina is weird like me.

My Nashville house is rented out to a great family. I'm quite proud of these shiny floors.

It's not a vacation until someone ends up in the ER with a fish hook in their hand. #Chautauqua

Me and Daisy crying in front of the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela after walking 75 miles through the Spanish countryside. 
Photo credit: T-Dog. #BuenCamino

My tiny house on the lake in Monteagle, Tennessee. This is where I'm living this fall while I write a book.

Oh, and this happened too.

I will write more about all of the above once I get over the fact that it actually happened. Meanwhile I'm soaking it in with immense gratitude.

Thank you, Summer 2021.


Nancy Kleinert said...

Who is that pilot kissing you! And poor Audrey:( and your Nash house looks great, and your mountain house looks wonderful, and glad buddy made it here, and big congrats to Grant!! I miss you! Let’s talk!

Unknown said...

The fishhook ordeal must have occurred AFTER our very long lunch! And that house doesn't look so tiny! And who is this pilot???

Melanie Gao said...

Jan I think the fish hook ordeal happened that night! But she's all healed up now.

The pilot guy is my sweetheart, Keith.. More on him in a blog post one day soon.

Nancy we do need to get together! So much to catch up on.

Susan Seastrand said...

I think the Summer of 2021 was very good to you. Glad you are well, and you look very happy!!! Waiting to hear more!

Melanie Gao said...

It sure has been, Susan. I hope all is well for you too!

Jane Alberico said...

Happy for you Melanie! Each day is a new beginning!