Yesterday I announced to my mom that I will be moving in again. Not full-time, but things at home have once again stabilized, and we need a break from each other.
Quite honestly, I think some time apart might be good for all of us.
Note: I’m not running away (yet). 😛 But I need my office hours back, and I’ve been looking for work.
Some of you know I’ve lived with my mom before, traveling back and forth between her place and my house. Those days were treated as both a calm-down from emotional or mental stress and as office hours – time away periodically gave me opportunities to finish and publish my book, among other things.
Vaccinations are being offered to the 12-17 year olds now, which means the kids will finally have opportunities again to get out of the house more. There appears to be a light at the end of this very long, tedious lockdown tunnel.
In other news…
It’s suddenly summer here; funny how this happens so quickly in my part of Canada. Just two weeks ago I was still wearing my winter coat when I walked Tucker! Yesterday, after a string of many hot and sunny days, I suggested we turn on the a/c because the temperature inside the main part of the house (not the basement) reached 27° C. That’s over 80° F. By late afternoon it climbed further… Ugh. ☀️🌞🔆😎
This is where I sat and talked-to-texted this post this morning. Never mind Tucker stealing the blanket I used to cushion my butt…😐🙃
As the temperature in the house climbed and I resisted turning on the a/c until this weekend, I dug out two fans from the attic (and had multiple conniptions about all the crap that’s stored up there). I placed them strategically around certain parts of the house to help move the stagnant, hot air.
This completely freaked Tucker out. I don’t know if he’s never seen fans before or what (he’s almost 11 months) but he was totally unimpressed and quite scared. My daughter and I tried to get him accustomed by bribing him with treats and encouraging him to sit with us nearby but he was having none of it.
In the end, we left him alone and by lunchtime on Saturday, I had to turn the a/c on anyway – it was getting unbearable. Besides, a/c is nice, especially for sleeping… 😴🛌💤
Wanna know something else?
None of my summer capris fit. Ugh!
I have been wearing black jeans most of the colder months, which are the same size as the capris, but for some reason, the summer pants shrunk. 😛 I am not happy.
I’ve been wearing dresses, and active wear instead.
But, with the province slowly opening up, it might be nice to have a wardrobe again, so perhaps, I need to do some shopping… maybe online first until the reopening madness with crowds has subsided somewhat…
And with that thought, I will leave you to enjoy the rest of your Sunday.