If we were having coffee, I would still be in my pjs. It’s almost 1 PM but here I am, not anywhere near ready to get out of bed. I slept a lot yesterday and figured I would be up early today but that hasn’t happened. I guess my body is (a) trying to get the sleep it needs, (b) recuperating from a very busy week, or (c) both a and b.
This was a busy week, as usual. Adding to the busy-ness of normal weeks, this week there was some needed repairs done here at the mobile park where I live. A couple of weeks ago, a motorist had a diabetic seizure and crashed into the power pole and bus structure at the entrance of the mobile park. This caused power to be out for about 12 hours while they repaired the damage. However, when the man hit the post, the power lines underground were damaged and in turn, the damage took out the water pump that supplies the well water to the whole complex (122 households). They patched it up but had to order a new pump and schedule the work. That work happened on Thursday of this week so we were warned ahead of time that there would be no water (which includes no toilets) from 7 AM until 8 PM. We could fill the tub with water to use to flush toilets if we wanted to but with little ones, that wasn’t really a good solution, nor was using the port-a-potties rented by the management. So we got out of the house and wandered. It was a wet day so no park for the kids. We just ran errands as much as we could. That meant that anything that had to be done at home, didn’t get done. Then there was yesterday. I spent the day at the convention center for a Jamberry regional conference. It was stressful for me to drive out there and to top it off, I couldn’t find my car at the end. It took me over 45 minutes to find my car! I was about ready to sit down and cry. Also, my hearing loss played a major role yesterday because if I wanted to hear the Speakers without distortion, I had to turn off my hearing aids. However, that meant that I couldn’t hear anyone around me that may have been speaking to me. I think that probably made me come off as unfriendly and I feel bad that I didn’t get to meet the people with which I had chatted and wanted to meet in person.
Anyway, I got home around 5 and fell asleep on the couch, waking up at about 11:30 and coming to bed. I thought I would read for a bit but my eyes closed and didn’t open again until 6 this morning. Then they closed again until about 11:30. Wow. I must have been beyond exhausted. Yeah, I need vitamins. Or Geritol. I remember the commercials for Geritol when I was a child and I used to think they were so silly. Now I need to go out and find some!
I managed to start and finish another novel this week. Reading is back for me! Yay! It was another one I got for free as a Kindle First Reads. It’s called Evelyn, After. It’s a pretty good novel and even though it had some “spice” to it, I enjoyed it and recommend it to you. There was a lot more to it than “spice.”
This week might be a little lighter because there’s no school tomorrow (Columbus Day) so that will let me have a day off from teaching but it is also the day my daughter goes to get her ultrasound that tells us if it is a boy or a girl coming into our lives. I’m not sure if she will need me to go with her or not. If not, I get to stay with the boys. Gender reveal social will be next Saturday so I guess I will have some news next week.
Along the baby lines, this week is Baby Loss Awareness Week, internationally. If you get a minute, you might look it up. It’s important not only for those of us who have lost infants but also for the rest who don’t know how to help, how to relate, how to support the moms and families that lose a child to miscarriage, still births, or infant death. It’s a subject near and dear to me.
Tarot work is continuing as I try to get some customers. If you know anyone that might be interested, please send them my way. The link to the FB group is here.
That’s about it for today. Tell me what you have been up to!
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