Part of me hates the fact that this has become the Elise &… blog again, but Thomas is so swamped with work recently that I can’t possibly expect him to post on this blog any time soon (that’s not to say he won’t, just that it’d be a miracle if he did considering his current workload).
Poor man; while I do all the “fun” grindy stuff (looking after our sites, trying to increase traffic, etc.; things I’m very used to and happy doing), he’s left with working out taxes, immigration, and paperwork galore on top of all his regular responsibilities, like responding to bucket loads of emails and working on content for our other sites. So for now I’m very much likely going to be the only voice around here.
I guess this post is in part just to psych myself up and give myself permission, so to speak, to post prolifically on this blog if I want to; even though my posts are currently drowning his out considerably.
The things that nag at you even when no one else cares, am I right?
Well anyway, besides being our regular workaholic selves, we’re trying to get into the habit of sleeping and waking up earlier. Note I didn’t say early, I’d never say early. Regular people working regular jobs will absolutely always sleep and wake up earlier than us. We’re just trying for a considerable hour. We’ve gotten into the habit of sleeping at 3 A.M. at earliest and waking up sometime near noon, but we’re pushing that to something like 1 or 2 A.M. and waking up at 9 or 10 so that we can actually get some sunlight.
The weather’s been a lot better in Toronto. Seems like spring might actually be here, but I won’t hold my breath. The weather is often very up and down and so it could very well turn around and snow next week or the week after, stretching out the winter just a little bit longer.
It doesn’t have to be repeated again, but I can’t wait to be in the U.K. – it will be an amazing change of pace and will mean that all the prep work we’re doing to be there is finally complete. I’m also very sure that Avery will be happier there. He loves sitting in front of an open window – except in the middle of the winter as he gets way too cold. In the U.K., however, he’ll be able to do this year-round. Now that there’s nicer weather in Toronto, we leave the window open for him and he sits quietly content for 20-30 minutes at a time, staring at the birds who are returning from wherever on earth they go when it’s snowy, and undoubtedly wishing that he could eat them. Every 20-30 minutes he hops down from the window sill, stretches, uses the scratching post, and then realizes what he’s missing out on and goes right back to the window. He’s definitely very pleased with the weather changing.
So am I, of course, not being a winter/cold weather person at all. I feel like I’m coming out of hibernation this time of year. I don’t at all like going out in the winter, but this spring weather is great. It’s like autumn, but with the added excitement because of the anticipation of heading toward summer.