Wednesday, June 03, 2020

OOOOOOOOOps !!



GAH!!  Honestly I had every intention of posting this morning.......... but between some computer hiccups (the joys of being in the country) and homeschooling it just didn't happen......

Tomorrow we'll do our weekly check in .......... see you all then!

Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Routines





I love routines!!  they keep my world upright and moving forward.... change my routines and I get flustered and distracted and seem to fall behind.

I have a continuing conversation with myself -- they are MY routines so I can change them... it's ok to change them... and sometimes even necessary to change them.

My morning routine in the city is .... 1st coffee outside on the deck.... say goodbye to Sir Steve... take my pills ... pour my 2nd cup of coffee and write my blog............

Here in the country my routines are a bit blurred........ sometimes I don't have a second cup of coffee till much later... sometimes I don't drag the computer out from the bedroom until time for homeschooling.... then I get flustered 'cause I haven't written my blog!!!

This morning I had my morning coffee visit which delays the start of my day by about an hour.........

my next door neighbour up here and I have become best friends... in September when we were moving back to the city we both moaned that we would miss our morning visits......... she mentioned she came into our town for groceries every Monday so we made a date to do coffee on Mondays all winter. 

And we did....... until covid happened.

Now we're back to morning coffee on the deck -- and yes we are social distancing... thank god for a big deck!!  My visits with her are stronger than my need for routines...amazingly enough..... this morning when I came inside to make breakfast for the lil one I didn't even flinch that my blog post hadn't been written.  My blogland friends would wait......... my coffee with BFF takes precedent ........ WOW!!  no getting flustered or distracted...... it hit me this morning that friendship can override my routines and that is a very good thing!!

Monday, June 01, 2020

Teeth Chattering





Last week it felt like summer....... the temperatures were in the high 30's with humidex readings of 40... (that's high 90s to low 100s for those of you on Fahrenheit)  THEN on Saturday the temperatures dropped.......... down ... down... down - woke up Sunday morning to 5 degrees!! (41 for fahrenheit folks) ........... and NO HEAT in the trailer!!!  GAH!!  It was a simple fix... Sir Steve just had to switch over the propane tanks... but I was a block of ice by the time he did it.  Have I told you all I am a 'fair weather camper??!! GAH!!  With any luck it should warm up again by mid week.

Sir Steve and my SIL worked on the deck extension again this weekend....... and it's finished!!!  I love it!!  Now we can come in and out of our bedroom door...........


                                                              Before....

                                                               After........



One of our neighbours up here... she used to visit me every Monday during the winter and before covid...... told me she had trained as a hairdresser...... but she was allergic to the chemicals they use and had to give it up.......... BUT... a hairdresser??!!  living right beside me ??!!! OMG!!!  Soooooooooo she is bringing up her scissors and stuff and maybe ...... hopefully....... this week she will trim my hair for me!!  wouldn't that be nice?!!!

We're gonna renovate the kitchen here!!  Well really what we're gonna do is get rid of the banquette and put in an actual table with 4 chairs........ OMG!!  I can't wait.  This trailer checked almost all our boxes.. separate bedroom for the lil one... patio doors... big master bedroom (king size bed would you believe??!!  and wardrobe) ...... but we had to give up the dining table........... Sir Steve is gonna fix that !!  with the brand new table and chairs which is supposed to be here next week......... YAY!!!  I will of course post before and after pics.....

and final bit of news.......

The doctor changed Sir Steve's pills.......... and said 'hopefully' the side effects wouldn't be so........ mmmmmmmmm.. annoying?? frustrating??
Well it's been 2 weeks and I don't see any change......... am I being too impatient??
and I hate to bring it up... cause I know it is REALLY bugging him..... and somehow my telling him I am horny isn't gonna make it any better is it?? and I am worried if I try any ... how shall I put it ?? coaxing?? teasing?? sucking?? and it doesn't produce the desired results it will just make it worse ... for him and me.........
but ya know.. on the large scale  of things this really is pretty small stuff.........

Life is good despite some minor blips .........

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday Smiles










Saturday, May 30, 2020

Passing Grade

edited version - Fondles pointed out that the last 2 pics were the same. (thanks Fondles!)


Righty then - trying the new blogger !  Thanks to Hermoine for getting me started! 

Despite my frustrations this past week -- it was a good week.  I shared with her teacher on Friday what had been happening ..... and she reminded me (how quickly we forget) how kids tend to check out come June - especially if the weather is nice!! The teacher told me she was ahead of most of the class in work..... and was definitely ready for grade 3...... so maybe I need to lighten up a little bit??

Anyway...........
our social studies/geography took us to Mexico this week..............

We 'celebrated' Cinco de Mayo and made Papel Picados and tissue paper flowers (which are now decorating her bedroom) 




We made God's eyes..........



and celebrated the Day of the Dead.......



On Thursday evening the lil one made tacos (with supervision) and for some reason the pictures I took didn't save.......... and of course I didn't discover that interesting fact till wayyyyyyyyyyy after dinner.

Next week -- haven't a clue where we'll land up.............. gonna have to get my act together!!

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