June 21st, 2021

Venus

Happy Father's Day and Summer Solstice!

We celebrated the first today, for HalfshellHusband. Not so much the second—the winter solstice is bigger for us, mainly because HSH has Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Although nowadays, I like to imagine that the sun becomes noticeably less intense as we get farther away from June. I LOVE the extra daylight, but the summer temperatures? Ugh. It was 108 on Thursday and Friday here, and by the time this heat wave dies down on Tuesday, we'll have had almost a week of 100+ weather here. I hate this climate!

We've been catching up on our TV shows. We finally finished out the season for The Rookie, The Good Doctor, and New Amsterdam. Not so thrilled with The Good Doctor finale, as Claire is one of our favorite characters and gives the show its "heart." For New Amsterdam, we're happy that Iggy and Helen are both okay. We really miss Dr. Kapoor, and with no permanent replacement for his character on the hospital staff... we're hoping the actor's wife is doing better and that he might be able to return to the show.

I'm now watching The Blacklist alone, as the plot arc has peeved HSH to the breaking point. I totally understand why—I've hated the whole Katerina Rostova storyline since it started, and the farther the show ratholes in pursuit of it, the more it all crappifies itself. But I'm in it for Red, Dembe, Aram, and Harold, and the fewer episodes with Lizzie and her ridiculous vendetta, the better. Still about 6 more episodes to go, and plenty of opportunity to regret it all later. \o?

All right, off to bed. I'm already running late, and it's a work day tomorrow. :(