As you can see, we are still continuing to enjoy our morning coffee on the sidewalk outside Avellino's. One of these days soon they will be letting us back in, but it couldn't have been more pleasant this morning. That's Gene in the massive beard, John on the right, and our friend Tim who is just back from Italy and still jet-lagged. I was sitting in the chair with the backpack. I've learned I need to put it in front like that so I don't walk away without it.
To me, it seems a little on the warm side, as it's almost 80°F right now, but compared to other parts of the country, I feel happy to be as comfortable as we are. We rarely get past the high eighties, and that usually doesn't happen until August. Who knows what this year will bring us? I see it's incredibly warm in southern California and Nevada right now, and when I look at those temperatures I know I'd be hiding out somewhere air-conditioned. We have so few residences that have it, but stores, malls, and movie theaters do. I have not felt ready to go back to the theater, even though they are beginning to partially reopen. We are on the way back to normal, but it will be awhile yet.
I just ordered myself a Kindle Paperwhite to replace my old worn-out Kindle Fire that I have been using to read books on. I didn't see any reason for color, since it's the only thing I use the device for. My brother has been using a Paperwhite for years, and he gave away his Oasis, preferring the old Paperwhite, so that's what I ordered.
And I also just watched the season finale of The Handmaid's Tale, which if I hadn't been watching from the beginning, I think I would have stopped it by now. That link takes you to Wikipedia's information about it, and it calls the genre "tragedy, dystopia" and I have to agree. Nothing uplifting about it, but I'm hooked and am now released for another year or so before the next season drops. It feels like it's time to concentrate on happy things.
And what could be happier than blue skies and white fluffy clouds? Hope you're staying cool, dear friends.