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Reading: Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life by Marta McDowell, a wonderful combination of biography, (horti)cultural history, poetry, and period illustrations.

Audio: My friend T. and I have decided that this is a moment to revive the 1970s “easy listening” genre.

Video: We just started Lovecraft Country.

Eats & Treats: So many blackberries! Superiority Burger gelato.

Drink: Sicilian-style salted lemonade, served at our local bakery on weekends.

Garb:  New (used) Anna Sui sunglasses. Masks from Birdiepurl and various Etsy sellers.

Beauty Products: Chantecaille had a big sale and I got a lavender eye shadow, a deep violet eyeliner, and a rosy Lip Chic lipstick in rose-themed John Derian packaging.

Pleasure: Having our internet restored (and even improved) after a week-plus without it. Finally getting a haircut…after 6 months.

Plans: Getting ready for our workplace to reopen in September. This is a major event! Wish us luck.

Image: Henri Meunier, August. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. M15514.9