I will say, Lady is having a bit of difficulty adjusting this time, due to the heat. She likes to walk on the tar/cement and it's just too hot. She will only squat on the lawn or in the backyard. She will only walk when she absolutely needs to do her business. I try to find the shady spots for her to at least take a break. She has had a few accidents in the house so I am watching her actions closer to at least get her to the yard on time.
I will admit it feels weird to be at home in Sterling. This will definitely be a longer stay so it's time to put my life in order. I am cleaning out a few items - old shoes (do you know how long it's been since I've worn actual dress type shoes?); clothes (just don't fit or fit my lifestyle any longer); etc. I can see donations will be forthcoming as I rearrange. I was able to have chiropractic and acupuncture care ....I can say AHHH! Dental appointments coming up and a few other things. I see Jazzercise in my future as I bought new workout shoes the other day...LOL!
I did not close up the house in Plymouth per se. If I went back tomorrow I could settle right in. But I did need to distance myself for a while. I will need to go back in the fall to prepare the house for winter. I truly need to make some decisions and I felt like I was becoming too insulated in many ways. Remember last week when I wrote I was becoming a hermit? I think putting that thought into words in the blog made me realize I need to take some action.
I know I need some structure in my day/week because if I don't have it, I become lazier and lazier. I guess I'll be updating my resume and looking for a part time job. What that looks like at this moment, I have no idea. I did renew my Dementia certification with the NCCDP so I have an option there. I have a few goals/plans in mind (part of the reason for a paying job). Depending on the job, I could do some volunteering on the side. I do not want to grow my other business, which would be fairly easy to do. I have enough with that business at the moment. Oh well, I'll figure it out...LOL!
When I was in Ireland, I wore my Fitbit watch. I had charged it completely before I left and forgot to bring the charger. I will say, I was mildly surprised when I returned and still had 4% left on the charge. I do remove it at night so it has downtime. I truly expected it to die while on the trip.so I was amazed that it was not charged for 9 days and still had a little bit left.
I can't believe tomorrow starts July. I don't know about you, but it feels like time is flying by. I'm sure many of you are getting ready for vacations and such. I hope the kids are not "bored" yet. I hope you have an awesome time and create lots of memories. Enjoy the break.
The daily and wacky holidays for the week...provides something lighthearted to think about:
- Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
- National Blueberry Month
- National Anti-Boredom Month
- Unlucky Month for weddings
- National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
- National Hot Dog Month
- National Ice Cream Month
- National Picnic Month
- Week 2 - Nude Recreation Week
- Week 3 - Capture the Sunset Week
July 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Canada Day / Dominion Day
Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
International Chicken Wing Day
International Joke Day
National Postal Worker Day
I Forgot Day
World UFO Day
Compliment Your Mirror Day
Eat Beans Day
Stay out of the Sun Day
Independence Day (U.S.)
National Country Music Day
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day- Hmmmm, I wonder why!?!
National Apple Turnover Day
National Bikini Day
Work-a-holics Day - even though everyone is on holiday
International Kissing Day
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - first Saturday of month
National Fried Chicken Day
I did finish a Patterson novel this past week. I purchased all the Karin Slaughter Will Trent series so I can start from the beginning. Nothing like finishing a book before finding out it's part of a series and there are 8 before. OH well, we'll see how long it takes to get through them all.
I am going to leave it here for today. I hope you have an awesome week. Take Care! Chat soon! Happy Independence Day! Marie
I found the following saying (at the bottom of an old brief case) from a fortune cookie (must be years old as I have not had Chinese food in quite a long time). When I found it I knew it was meant to be posted/shared:
"WE NEED TO ATTRACT PEOPLE WHO CREATE MORE LIGHT THAN HEAT."