The end! – The last of our big spring clean out left the building this week. The beloved husband did his clothing last. He tried on a checkered sport coat. The fit was perfect and so was the condition. It had patches on the elbows. That’s the only thing that dated it (is that still in style?). He decided to keep it because he doesn’t have many sport coats and it looks great with jeans. He wasn’t going to get any flak from me. I retained far too many jackets from my own working days. Getting rid of the uncomfortable or marginally-liked ones is easy. Getting rid of the ones you love (and give you joy) is hard. There will be another round of clean out I’m sure.
Sayonara April – We had a mild winter and a very warm March. It ruined us. Our April was harsh and bi-polar with 30 degree ranges in 24 hours or less. I welcome May with open arms (and hopefully sandals!).
Neurotic frogs – The weather affected more than just me. The frogs weren’t sure if they should be courting, dating, fornicating or hibernating. They seemed to be doing all at the same time. No eggs yet. Poor little things could have used an electric blanket this week.
Kickin’ it up a notch – This past month I’ve had a hectic schedule with multiple activities and not much “alone” time. Although I managed this schedule all through my working days, I’m not enjoying it now. However, I found that it also kicked up my metabolism. I’ve been moving more and lost a few pounds. My creativity level has also been good. I may not like it but the busy life seems to agree with my body.
Phone update – If you read my earlier post about the 49 robocalls we received the day before our primary election, I know you are dying for a follow-up. To catch up you can read here. The day after the election the beloved husband turned the answering machine back on. We haven’t had a single robocall since. We only had two (legitimate) calls the rest of the week. That is amazing. Taking a tip from Nancy Hatch I dialed back the number of rings prior to the answering machine pick-up to two. There haven’t been enough calls to test how that works for us but I am hopeful.
So how was your week?