I’m frazzled; it must be Monday

I get to travel around the city to look for, and hopefully purchase, a clarinet mouth piece this afternoon.

Does this make you happy for me? No?

I’m not happy either.

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Never a dull moment – Wednesday

Hump day was not good. I won’t bore you with all of the misery but instead will extricate the best parts for you.

Like this one:

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Never a dull moment – Monday

On Monday the girl child went off to school as she always does. I spent my morning hours doing what I usually do while simultaneously doing a load of laundry when suddenly, I got a text from her.

My tummy hurts, can you please pick me up!

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Non-habitual routines: the new normal

Twice this weekend my partner got up at 5 am and left to go fly a plane out in Peterborough, 2.5 hours away. Yesterday and today.

And with teenagers in the house who don’t get up until they’re literally starving to death, I had a rare couple of mornings to myself.

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Here we go again: back to school, and then there was chocolate

So this morning, they left. Every single one of them! I had an empty house. πŸ˜€

Today was the first day of school for Canadian children.

#HappyHappyJoyJoy

The morning was kind of anti-climatic actually, which is a nice change of pace. Having gone through various forms of stress, anxiety or other associated emotions in the past, I didn’t really know what to expect today. Nice that it went relatively smoothly.

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Rain, milestones and a lost (and found) bikini

Today marks the beginning of a new milestone. Although school doesn’t begin for another week, my highschool boy has his orientation at his new school this morning. He and a friend are taking the bus. πŸ˜€

I wonder if he’ll be in a talkative mood tonight…oh wait, he has hockey tonight. #andsoitbegins

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Slipping…

Is anyone else in a mood?Β  We’re still on holidays here in Canada until theΒ  first week of September but I tell you I’m really getting ready for the routine to return. Every year, every late summer, I find that the lack of UNINTERRUPTED time to myself for even just a couple of hours a day has me feeling very out of sorts.

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children + communication = mom in looney bin

Yesterday I spent most of the day doing this.

It was actually kind of relaxing as my partner prepped the old, original doors by sanding them down and puttying the holes and scratches. All I had to do was use a brush and paint the doors with primer.

The Benjamin Moore down the street recommended we use oil primer to seal the old wood properly. The doors are original to the house (1949) and in dire shape. They look ugly too. So this summer, my partner decided to do something about them. He started but then got called away to work so I offered to do the priming.

It’s messy, painting with oil. I turned off the AC and opened all the windows to keep the air flow going, and luckily it was a pleasantly hot rather than oppressively hot day.

I took one break to walk Jasper, beyond that I was busy with the the doors.

At some point in the afternoon the girl child announced she’s going to her friend’s and she’s bringing an overnight bag because it’ll probably turn into a sleepover.

(Doesn’t it always? πŸ™„ )

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