It's been really quite warm here the last week or so, I even wore my sandals and capris to work.
Thanks to a garage sale, there has been a fair bit of complaining from the other members of the household about my plants. I adopted an elephant tree, a giant ivy, a big trailing plant with heart-shaped leaves and another spider plant. The elephant tree is so big it was hard to find a place to put it, but the funny thing is that Joeby really likes to lie underneath it. Pretending he's a puma, maybe. I also have a nice crop of lettuce this year. (I know, anyone can grow lettuce, but it's fun to have fresh salads from my 'garden').
I've had lots to do at work, Iqaluit sent me a couple of files to work on in my spare time, which is good as I'm saving my money to go walk across Spain next year with Jessica.
Ian's off at cadet camp, he's staffing this year. Rachel goes on the 26th. Kirsten and Jordan are home, and Eric's staying with us this week as his mom's out of town. So the teenager count remains the same.
When school starts again Ian will be in grade twelve, which is wild, Kirsten will be going back for her second year of university, and Rachel's starting senior high. Where does the time go? (Dumb question, really, I know).
I am enjoying this phase, they're happy to go for walks with me and discuss things, they help around the house - the other day I got off early from work because it was a holiday and when I got home and was going to start cleaning house, they said, "You go have a nap. We'll clean up tomorrow." And they herded me off to my room, and the next day they did clean, they vacuumed and tidied the living room, did the dishes, swept and mopped the kitchen and dining room...