Mismatching patterns are mismatched! My dress is super comfy, but sitting at this desk I am directly in the line of cold air output from the fan/A/C. I neglected to bring any wraps with me this weekend, anticipating warm weather, so I'm making do with one of SALM's throw blankets.
He's off taking DG to a playdate at her best friend's place, and it's likely he'll be there a while because the friend's mom is getting divorced and looking for a place to move along with her little girl, and because SALM went through the divorce-with-child thing already he's kind of a sounding board for her.
I am using this time to sip my homemade cold brew vietnamese-style coffee (which I think would not suffer from an addition of cinnamon and cardamom, tbh) and doing some small data entry tasks. penny by penny and dime by dime I am earning enough money to get Younger Spawn his very own screen. After all, I have my phone and computer, Elder has his 3DS, and DG has a computer, iPhone, Nook, and Nexus; it's no wonder Younger has felt a bit bereft.
Once I've gotten him a tablet, then Ill be continuing my fiddly little penny-ante tasks to save up for a Kindle.
Most of the sand flea bites on my feet have gotten past the swollen-with-fluids stage and are now just sad little red bumps with tiny round scabs in the middle. I think soaking my feet last night helped a lot. I fired up the tub and drew a shallow hot bath for my feet; DG came and hung out with me, sitting on the edge of the tub with our dresses rucked up into bundles on our thighs to keep them dry, and we chit-chatted about shellfish, pearls, sharks, hippopotami, jumping off of boats, swimming lessons, lifeguarding, and treading water. Partway through, SALM appeared after a brief jaunt to the store with a canister of Morton's salt. Don't worry, +Amanda Rachelle Warren
, we are save from ghost incursions once again!
This morning I got up and went into the living room where DG was nibbling her breakfast in front of the t.v. When she saw me she squealed and jumped up onto her knees to hug me. Oh my zod my heart! <3
I love that little girl so much.
Anyway, I'm now internet-researching walking trails in Foxboro and Walpole and whatnot, because SALM and I are definitely feeling the walk thing, but I'm not feeling the Arboretum so much. It's a little weird to drive a half hour to take a walk when there must be
unexplored tracts of land nearby.
Later, I'm going to slam it home on the thesis. Just need to do the Chapter 1 rewrite and make the Introduction matchy to what is in the chapters. There will be a Productivity Hangout at that time.
Hello, lovely people. I hope you all made it through yesterday with body and sanity intact. I know it's a rough day for a lot of you. hug