Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Fool's Paradise

Hello friends! Yes, I've been slacking largely with the posting again. It's summer, though - you know how it is. So many things going on, no time to settle down and write.

Summer isn't what it used to be - I seem to be much more sensitive to heat than I was in younger years, and if I'm not on the boat and/or near a source of water where I can plunk in at will and cool off when temperatures exceed 90, my body tends to react with anything from dizziness and nausea to a brain-bleeding migraine. That kind of sucks. Luckily, I'm fortunate enough to usually be near water when I'm actually out in the heat.

Much to my chagrin, I fear that I'm beginning to develop allergies. The last couple years I've had very itchy eyes come late July and well into fall - Enough that I quit wearing eye makeup altogether (not that I wear a lot, but it used to be that I didn't leave the house without eyeliner on. I've gotten over that now.) I also had an irritating cough all summer long last year for no apparent reason. This year has also seen the return of the cough (though not as bad) accompanied by an annoying tickle in my nose, sneezing, and a bizarre wheeze when I take a deep breath. I really don't want allergies and I've been insistent that I have never had them before so why start now ... but it doesn't seem to be doing any good.

Maybe it'll go away.

These things aside, I'm feeling pretty chipper these days. The Hub and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary yesterday - and Incrediboy is at such a truly enjoyable age, we've really been having fun with him. We all went to a local fair this past weekend and Incrediboy begged and bugged to go on the ferris wheel. Well I am OUT on that, being completely terrified of heights, but the Hub took him on it. I wondered how he'd do - half expecting to see him clinging to Daddy for dear life with terror on his little face as they made their first round - but he was delighted. Absolutely loved it. Thank goodness the Hub agreed to take him on the ride, because I am quite sure I would have suffered heart failure before I was halfway up. My son is my hero.

I've been spending much of my other moments submersing myself in my scrapping hobby. I haven't done much ACTUAL scrapping, but I've been looking at layout books and magazines and bidding on cool supplies (mainly discontinued Creative Memories paper) on ebay. I'm chock full of nifty ideas ... now if only I can translate some of them into my own books before they escape me.

God bless my Hub. That's all I've got to say. Between you and me, I'm not the best homemaker. I will neglect the dishes and ignore the dust bunnies in lieu of indulging in creative hobbies. A fulltime career woman and full time mother deserves as much unwind time as any businessman with his sports page or golf clubs or Moose lodge, but so often it's only accepted after the third fulltime job of housekeeper has been tended to. My Hub gets bugged by my selfishness from time to time, but for the most part he is graciously tolerant. I love him for that.

Life is good.

BTW, today is my best friend Chesneygirl's birthday. If you haven't done so, pop on over and wish her a good one - even if you don't have a chance to until after her day. She's an irreplaceable cornerstone in my sisterhood square, she's awesome and deserves to be celebrated. :) Have a great year, sis!!!

Clew (west), Chesneygirl (north), Naive-No-More (east), and Nelly (south) - BFFs


chesneygirl said...

Aawe!!! You are just the sweetest!!
You are definitely irreplaceble in my life and I cannot imagine my life without you now!
Thanks, sis. I love you. :)

Coffeypot said...

Family, work, vacations and a group of bitty hens and you snub us, your blogging friends. You have your priority’s all wrong. Oh, Happy Anniversary, by the way.

As for the itchy eyes, I suggest you change the type of weed you are smoking - one with fewer additives for that extra boost. Maybe if you get the right mix you won’t be afraid of the ferris wheel.

I also went over the Chesneygirl’s site and wished her a late HBD – just because you told me too.

Glad you are back!

Nerdy said...

How sweet of you. And Happy Anniversary!! (belated)

I can't say I have that kind of girl friendship - I've wished I always did. But I do have it with a man. And I have it with a cousin. And I have it with my Mom and sister - two people most can't say they cherish and share with that much. And we do. Talk every day. Lean on each other. I don't know what I'd do without them.


Martie said...

I picked NNM's hand out before I even read which one it was............I guess Mom's always recognize the hand they held for so many years! Love you Clewy........more than you even know and miss you and your men too!

Many hugs, sweetie!