Sharon, it sounds like you're really enjoying summer. I envy you, but I know I DID rub it in when it was our summer. I love summer, the beach, relaxing, tropical fruit, light flowing clothes and ocean breezes. Right now my feet are icy and I want to crawl into bed early tonight.
Linda, I hope you get your round of golf in. You need some 'me' time. Any chance of teaching kt to play golf?
BBK, I hope you continue to feel better each day. Steroids always knocked me around too, but generally by the time i was ill enough to need them I was a basket case anyway. Consider the stairs your own personal, free Stairmaster. yeah, I hate those things too. I met a stair case you would like - it's in Greece, on Crete - the ancient palace of Knossos. Those stairs are made of alabaster, with deep tread and shallow riser. I'm not good on stairs but these were a dram to walk up and down. There are some wonderful images online of this place, look it up and whenever you're walking up and down your stairs, mentally picture the staircase down to the throne-room at Knossos. You're a beautiful priestess, a voluptuous snake-priestess with cinched waist, long black curls and bare bosom, walking tall and lovely up those stairs.
TM, I hope you can get a good washing machine. When we bought our last one we switched from a top loader to a front loader. I put on a load of washing and when I went in later to check up on it, both my Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) boys were sitting watching it, totally engrossed. GFG1q said, "I don't know why, but this is strangely compelling."
WFEN, good to see you back here. I hope things work out for difficult child's appointment. Enjoy your holiday planning session. I do think it's so much fun We've been having a ball!
We had a busy day - difficult child 3 didn't get much work done - not surprised. He's promised to finish his last German worksheet before Monday. husband got a phone call about a valuable delivery - something's broken, we'll have to sort it out Monday on the mobile phone while waiting for out plane. We got mother in law's parking permit sorted, I saw the neurologist for another middle ear manipulation (and I've been feeling seasick ever since - it's probably why I'm so exhausted) and we got a lot of shopping done. Bought thermal underwear for me and difficult child 3 (we're likely to be in a fair bit of snow, where we're staying) and some large lumps of meat to roast when the hungry hordes arrive tomorrow night.
Tomorrow we pack. And Sunday. I also have to sort out a computer glitch with my last-minute freelance job. husband & I have to get our wills signed and witnessed (I think knowing we'll be flying in that tiny aircraft easy child accidentally booked for us reminded husband that it was time we brought things up to date).
I still have to type up a "to do" chore list for the kids. I don't want any plants to die, but I especially don't want any of the birds to die. Some of these chores, easy child 2/difficult child 2 has never done before. They all have a lot to learn - I hope they cope OK. mother in law is nearby in the event of a crisis.
I'm worrying. I'm fretting. I shouldn't. I shut up now, go bye byes.
G'night. Have a fun Friday.