There was a period during the winter where I hardly had any social occasions lined up and now they’re all happening at once – well sort of. The next four weekends have something on and then it’s school holidays for six weeks.
Plus there’s a heatwave happening here at present. Spring slipped buy without barely a sigh and we went straight from fairly cool weather to quite hot weather. I’m glad we have seasons as I would get sick of it being hot all the time or cold all the time and each season brings its own good things.
Summer means longer daylight hours which I like and I can spend time outside watering the garden or at least seeing whereabouts the dog poo is to pick up. In winter it’s dark when I get home and the garden is sadly neglected to allow all the weeds to flourish.
Summer also means swims at the beach. I had a wonderful evening last weekend with friends having a swim then tucking into a fantastic picnic on the beach. All of us took a plate of food to share and all the dishes complemented each other perfectly. The sea water is still slightly cool but by the end of this week it should be pretty good so I’ll have to head to the beach again I think.
Unfortunately summer and its hot days also mean hot nights and for me the last few nights a serious lack of sleep. I was pacing the house last night around midnight having gone to bed two hours earlier but unable to get to sleep. I awoke at 5am and was seriously tired all morning at work before I slipped into a sort of a lull that got me through the rest of the afternoon. I think I did say some things that didn’t make any sense at all because of a delirious lack of sleep but tonight’s another night and I’d better catch up otherwise it won’t be pretty.
My mind’s on lots of things too which probably doesn’t help the sleep factor. I’m helping organise a large annual event that a group of friends and I put on once a year and this year I’m the ticket seller so that’s taken up some of my time. I’m also going away next weekend sans child but he’s staying nearly three hours away so I’m trying to work out logistics of that. It doesn’t really seem to ever slow down around here – another reason for me to look forward to my upcoming six weeks off.
Oh, and I’m also doing the Wardrobe Challenge and you get a chance to win a $50 EziBuy voucher to buy some clothes of your own.