Day 63 – Nine weeks. Still waiting for warmer weather. I think if we could get out in the yard or out on the porches in the sunshine life would at least feel a bit better. This week the temperature struggled to get to 50 degrees. Most days it was 40 which isn’t bad but still isn’t nice and warm. I could go for a week of 70s. We are supposed to be into the 70s by mid-week. Fingers crossed!
My daughter’s birthday is coming up and we were having a discussion last night about how hard it was to plan a birthday party for her when she was younger. Some years it was 85 degrees (plus in our old house we had no air-conditioning) and stifling hot and she wanted a sleepover. I remember sitting on the front porch with 10 girls at midnight because it was so hot in the house. Then other years she would want an outdoor party and it would be 30 degrees. How do you have a outdoor water party in your house? We could never plan anything because we just never knew so we would arrange parties at other places – bowling alleys, zoos, and baseball games were popular. I feel we are back to those weather patterns.
Three birthdays, a graduation, St. Patrick’s Day (our favorite holiday), and Mother’s Day all spent inside at home. I have struggled this week. Some weeks are better than others. This was a tough week. My daughter was to spend her birthday at Walt Disney World. Our family vacation next month will most likely get cancelled and it is doubtful we will be able to to travel before next year. I keep holding out hope and refuse to cancel it until I know for sure that they will not open and we will not be able to travel. All the things I look forward to in summer have been cancelled. Concerts, beach outings, downtown festivals are postponed or outright cancelled. We are lucky I know to still be healthy and together but some weeks I just feel the blues.
How are you coping this week?