Chin up, Buttercup

It’s been a long and depressing summer so far, to be honest.  The feeling of goodwill from our #SpreadSomeLove promotion has run low and there is so little to be happy about in the news. I saw a post earlier that really summed it up:

Ain’t that the truth?  So there hasn’t been much by way of Blythewood adventures, festivals, crafting, or anything really.  Between that and the heat, what was the point?

I’ll tell you what the point is. Pokémon Go, that’s what!  I swear that game has done more to unite us as a people than anything else in the past ten years.  I’ve seen people driven to take their dogs for an extra walk, to get out of the house, to strike up a conversation with someone new, and all because of this game. It’s been fun.  It’s been a lightness that I think we all needed.  There have been more people on the state house grounds congregating for Pokémon than I have seen in a long time.  And it feels so good to know it isn’t a protest about a flag.  Just people having fun with friends and making new ones along the way.

Nine year old Wendi would have flipped her lid over this.  🎶Come with me, the time is right.  There’s no better team.  Arm in arm, we’ll win the fight, it’s always been my dream! (Pokémon!)🎶

Beyond that, Ghostbusters was everything I could have asked for.  And there is a new ice cream place in our little town which was a welcome escape from this triple digit summer.

Is anyone reading anything interesting this month?  I am stepping WAY out of my comfort zone to read The Hatching by Ezekiel Boone.

It is in this awesome slip cover.  And I kid you not, when you slide the book out, it says “There’s a reason we’re afraid of spiders…” behind the book.  As if I need another reason.  (I’m probably going to regret this.) What’s on your summer bookshelf?  Tell us in the comments!

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