Tuesday, September 14, 2021

I'm Back - sort of

 

I know - it's been awhile since I posted - and thank you to those of you who checked in with me by email while I was absent.

We're back in the city ......... and I am glad... it was a rough summer for me... mostly cause the weather didn't cooperate - lots of rain and cold temps.  

Last week the lil one turned 9!! and she had 2 parties with us........ and enjoyed 2 birthday cakes! and 2 special birthday dinners.

 


She also climbed on the school bus for the first time in over a year.  I loved THAT!  and I love her new school hours - from 9 - 4 (well those are the hours she's out of the house) Her old hours were 7:30 - 2:30 and for some reason 9 - 4 feels much much longer and I seem to be getting so much more done!  THAT lifts my spirits - I love a clean tidy house - and all the cleaning seems to be helping with my issue of loss of control.... which means I have been able to eat again... which is a very good thing!  Sir Steve has registered her in swimming classes and dance again.  She is back on the competitive dance team!!  Hopefully she'll get to compete this year. 

 I saw youngest daughter and grandkids a lot this summer - twice at the campsite and last weekend we ran down to Quebec to celebrate my middle grandson's birthday.  It was so good to be together as a family again. 
(god only knows how long it will last - considering how the covid numbers are climbing again!! School has been in for only 4 days and we already have 2 schools with covid!! UGH!!)

There hasn't been a whole lot of 'fun and games' between Sir Steve and myself... no play and yeah no sexy times either.  Colour me sad.  BUT Sir Steve is dealing with some health issues ....... and it is time for my yearly cancer scan (this Friday) and that's always a major worry for me (and Sir Steve too)  There are days that my spirits plummet - cause ya know - I'd just like to get 'back to normal'..........(please tell me THIS isn't our new normal)

Now I think I have you all brought up to date on our life............ I promise to try posting something/anything more often............

Monday, August 23, 2021

Catch Up

 


 

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the lil one was making lady bugs from old golf balls and promised to show you pics.... well it didn't go as planned. First the red paint wasn't red - more purple - so I had to find a different colour (settled on red nail polish.  For some reason craft paint is as scarce as toilet paper was...... go figure) Then the lil one has been busy socializing with her 'friends' every day...and had little if any interest in art.

Last week we finally got them finished!!  They are now proudly displayed in our back 'garden'...........


 
Sir Steve's stepmother came to visit on Wednesday.  I spent the morning preparing dinner... making a veggie salad... cleaning and prepping the mushrooms and steaks........... BUT when it came time for dinner it was decided we'd order dinner from the Bear's Den ( a snack shack on site).  so much for my planned dinner of steak, baked potatoes, salad .......... ah well .......... It was a good visit and Sir Steve got some more paper work signed and sealed. 

Our new mattress arrived last Monday....... YAY!!  it's so nice to have a proper fitting mattress in the bedroom - makes the room seem bigger AND I can make the bed without having to squeeze between the bed and the wall!!
BUT
after 2 nights of sleeping on it... my lower back seemed to be sore.  I thought it was the new mattress...... but it got worse... the pain was localized on my left side (in the left ass cheek) and travelled down my leg to my knee.  I realized it was the same pain that I had after my fall in January........ I talked about it HERE...... GAH!! colour me discouraged.  I did some research and it seems that the sciatica problem can become chronic........... as I did nothing to strain the muscle/nerve I have to assume it's chronic.  Fortunately I still have some pain pills leftover so Sir Steve is gonna pick them up from the house on his way home tonite and hopefully I'll be able to sleep again...........I should be back to normal in 10 days or so........... (fingers crossed)

On Saturday we had a date night!!  It was wonderful...... just the two of us.  We went to a sweet lil restaurant in a local town...... down by the water.  We sat on the terrace for our dinner.  It was hot sunny evening - but there was a nice breeze coming off the water.  We had a delicious dinner of schnitzels..........

 





And today is the start of my last week of summer vacation alone.  The lil one comes back to us on Friday and a week later school starts.  She will be going back to in person learning (thank god!) and life around here will return to normal.............. So this is my last week to recharge and relax - hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate and give me sunny hot days................ 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

Tales from the Weekend

 


 

We have installed a security system in the house in town.  It has all the bells and whistles including front and back cameras.  We're new owners.... and tend to be a little hyper vigilant.  On Saturday - early - we got a message that the back window (the lil one's room) had a problem.  Sir Steve rushed off to town.  While he was gone I checked the security feed - and discovered a police officer had come to our door.  I assumed the security company had alerted the police.

Turns out - the problem with the back window was just a blip - corrected itself in less than a minute AND no police were called.  UGH!! I felt sick.  Why would police come to our door??!!!  My anxiety ramped up.......... Sir Steve called the police when he got back here.  They said the officer was now off duty and suggested he call again on Sunday.  He did... and the officer was to call us back.......... hours passed.  My anxiety ramped up more..... over the top more. 

By late afternoon I was nearing total melt down I asked Sir Steve to call the cop again.  This time they put Sir Steve right through.......... Turns out just over a week ago - there was a home invasion around the block from us.  The officer noticed when he was doing a house check immediately after that we had security cameras.  He had come to see if our cameras caught anything (there's a back lane) GAH!!!  Our back camera wasn't working that specific night so we had nothing to offer.

Lesson learned !!  Police officers are our friends (grinning)

We are having a rough patch with the lil one again  -- mainly because of lack of supervision/guidance at mother's. Her personal hygiene goes totally out the window when she's there......... that in itself annoys me but wasn't the main problem.  I noticed pimples forming on her face and said in passing "you're washing your face at mom's right?" She was slow to answer which made me look at her... she looked as guilty as hell when she said "YES" I called her on lying ....... and one thing led to another and (le sigh) we're back struggling again.  

On a more pleasant note.......... Sir Steve got to experience first hand my "method of eating a chocolate bar" (cheeky grin)


and I do believe I got his seal of approval!!  

And life in the country muddles along............   

Sunday, August 15, 2021

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