Saturday, June 29, 2013

Heat and plans

We've been having some hot weather recently. Surprising, I know. It is almost July, after all. But it's always a little challenging finding ways to keep cool in the city, especially with so many hours of daylight this far north. I'm thankful that our apartment isn't quite as hot as most, though I do constantly throw the covers on and off at night.

Dog days of summer...

Another challenge hot weather brings is all the creepy-crawlies. It seems like everywhere I turn, quite a few fruit flies/regular flies/gnats/etc. are buzzing around my head. Can't leave food out for any length of time, including baby messes. Wouldn't it be nice to leave this messy house and come back in the fall when the flies are gone?

Well...we're getting ready to do just that! We fly to the U.S. on July 9th, which just happens to be a certain person's first birthday. Seems like an appropriate way to celebrate his two (unofficial) nationalities, crossing from one to the other.

Meanwhile, I'm at that stage in the travel preparations where I want to get EVERYTHING and NOTHING done at the same time. Let's see how much we can cram into the next week! OR let's see how much of it can be put off until fall!

I HAVE to see so-and-so before I go! OR I could just wait another 2 months, since we've already waited all year!

Also, I recently dumped placed all of my baggy but not maternity appropriate summer clothes into a suitcase to make packing easier later on. That leaves me with some interesting wardrobe options for the remainder of our time here! :)

So that's what's going on around here. If I have time, I'll catch up on some posts, as birthday month continues.

OR, you might not hear from me again for a few weeks! :)


  1. Now you need to write a post about what you feel regarding children and technology (as David appears to have gone to sleep while on his tablet)...or did you just leave that there and get up to take a photo?

    My grandson has played "baby games" on a tablet until now, he's going into kindergarten and presumably doing even more advanced tech stuff.

    It is bizarre the degree to which Monnie is drawn to everything tech. Why? Not colorful or seemingly half as interesting as the pretty baby toys!

    1. The tablet in this photo is evidence that David will not nap by himself. :)

      I don't really have a plan at this point, just wondering how we can set an example (see my technology post from a few weeks ago). Other than that, it's "never say never" and "everything in moderation."

  2. Good luck! I don't mind packing, it's the unpacking that kills me haha. Enjoy your trip!

    1. Thanks! Well, yeah, it's always tiring to do the unpacking and laundry after already being tired from traveling. But at least at that point you don't really have to think about it.


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