August 25, 2022
Good Morning Babe,
I miss you so much! It seems like fall is on its way. It has been so beautiful driving to work every day. I feel like I am driving in an exquisite maze of green the entire way. The corn is as tall as it is going to get and although there are soooooo many times that it is difficult to see oncoming traffic at the few stop signs I meet, the uplifting scenery takes away the stress. Sometimes when I am driving through the tunnels of trees that seem to connect branches from each side at the top, I want to just stop my car and sit in the beauty for a bit. This time of year feels like a completely different world.
Sue and I went for a walk on Saturday and we went to the most beautiful “forest”. I was able to take at least 4 photos of the peaceful animals that called this place home. There was a doe literally 5 feet away from us who just stood there and waited for us to move on our way. I stopped to take a photo and she is looking directly into the camera. I was also able to take a picture of a squirrel that was sitting on a branch of one of the trees next to us. It didn’t move. It was so cool. The trail was worn so these guys must be used to the humans that enjoy their environment. One of the photos is completely bare of the charming fox who was there when I snapped it. I zoomed in every direction, and I have come to the conclusion that she was completely in my imagination because when I snapped the photo, she was standing still. Hahahaha. That’s ok. At least I’m seeing imaginary fox and not monsters. 😊
We actually did 2 ½ miles and it took us a complete hour. I’m getting there. Little did Sue know that she was just about to have to carry me on her back. Then I saw the finish line and forced myself to finish on my own two feet. If I had been walking with you, I’m sure we would have taken at least 15 breaks and I know you would have been annoyed but you would have taken the breaks with me. ❤ As we were walking, there was a park bench and Sue stated, “We need to stop here for a second so I can clear the rocks out of my shoes.” I knew she didn’t have rocks in her shoes. Hahahahaha. She’s a good friend.
She always asks about you and she is genuinely concerned. She has been the most amazing support system for me but she has come to appreciate you and she has never even met you. She trusts my love for you and she respects it. She knows you are an incredible man.
I have been so lucky that I have been able to speak with JR 3 times already this week. His voice warms my heart everytime I hear it. He received a letter yesterday from the State Corrections Department that said that they were in the process of lifting all of the remaining Covid restrictions and that they were going to open up more programs. He was hoping that this would include opening up the gym more than once per week since he has been focusing on weightlifting. He said that they might even be opening up church services again. I can’t believe that the prison system would have even stopped church services. What is this world coming to??? This is the main problem with the world today.
I was watching a video yesterday where someone had taken a clip from a video that had gone viral of a 3-4 year old young girl in the backseat of the car. Sitting in a car seat. She had a McDonald’s happy meal sack on her lap and was taking out some chicken nuggets. She looked directly at her Mom who was filming and said with the most evil look on her face and said so matter of factly, “I don’t care that they forgot the f***ing ranch!” and you then hear the Mom laugh uncontrollably. The person who posted the short clip then came back on with a rant of how horrible this video was and how the parents are to blame for her disgusting behavior because they laughed instead of putting a bar of soap in her mouth. He then went on to show how many views the video had received. Millions.