1. 5:45 alarm. School begins in one week. 

2. Still stinging but my stomach is not as tight.

3. Cappuccino and front porch with my journal. I know that my head is hanging. I'm trying to stay upright. 

4. No deer.

5. Monarch butterfly.

6. I feel for where I need to pull the tomato. 6 of them. Tomorrow I'll drizzle them with balsamic and a little bit of salt.

7. Dragonflies. So many of them. Is it that I never noticed them before? Or is it that this space we have here is full of the things that draw them near.

8. Praying Mantis. All of these signs.

9. I'm still sour and I know that it will pass in time. 

10. Two sleeps until California.