I think I'm having a mid-blog crisis. Don't worry. I'm not about to buy a red convertible and drive into the sunset with a younger blog. But that running blog post that's been in my mind since last August, that stream of words that I just wait and see what's left in my memory when I sit down at the computer, is absent. Is it because:
a) I've been so busy at work I've even been working on my days off?
b) Sugar D has finally admitted his twin addiction to Lost and any of Swee'pea's sleep time is taken up with fixes?
c) I've been reading On Writing Well, which has lots of great tips, but now that I'm reading the section about writing about places, I'm feeling a bit stifled knowing that I'm really not that good of a writer?
d) Swee'pea seems to be back to his happy self after three weeks of monster-child and it's actually fun to be with him again?
e) all of the above?
Oh except for all the fluffy seedpuffs that were floating in the hot, barely moving, dripping with humidity air on Saturday afternoon. I really wanted to write about those puffs but can't seem to find any context to put them in.
In other news, our tub is draining v.e.r.y. s.l.o.w.l.y. so that if you're having a shower, your feet and ankles are actually having a bubble bath, and I'm wondering if perhaps I should call that young plumber with his big snake. The fact that Sugar D is home every day now could throw a bit of a wrench into the works though.
Today is the first day of our Summer of Love. So far we have no plans for action beyond walking to the drugstore for shampoo. Sugar D says it's not nice enough weather to go to the Big Smoke, that it might rain. I'm worried this may be setting a precedent.
Oh -- and anyone have any suggestions for how to go hiking with a 30-pound 16-month-old? I think he's too heavy to walk with him in the sling for any length of time and I don't want to buy a backpack. I also don't want to let him walk by himself because it would take us two hours to cover half a kilometre. Is hiking just not an option for a while? Should we just stick to the well-groomed trails? Or is there something I haven't considered?