I’ve been busy at work where a co-worker was on vacation in Europe for the last three weeks. I’m not jealous, I swear. While there are things in Europe that I would love to see, I’m not much of a traveler. If I’m away from home for more than three days, I start getting cranky. I want my own bed, my own couch, my own kitchen with all of the foods that I like to eat at my fingertips. I want my own bathroom and, most of all, I want my privacy. Yep, I’m a homebody. All of this to say that I may be jealous of some of the things that my co-worker has been able to see but not of the travelling that goes along with that. Taking on her duties has left me with little spare time during the day and feeling pretty pooped at night.
My other distraction in the last couple of weeks has been the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens took The Bruins out of the picture and we’re now struggling in the semi-finals against the NY Rangers. Montreal is the only Canadian city that made it into the playoffs (how sad is that?!) so the whole country is watching closely and this city has gone nuts. Everywhere you look, you can see Habs flags flying, people in hockey jerseys (especially on game nights) and hockey seems to have become the start of every conversation. I spoke to someone in Calgary after the last Bruins game and the first thing out of his mouth was “so has the city recovered from that last game?”
Aside from being busy, life is pretty good though I do still have the issue of The Boy and his father and step-mother. He is still living at my place full time and relations are strained to say the least. As long as I allow him to stay with me, he gets to avoid the stress with his step-mother so there is no motivation for him to work things out with her but….. at the same time, as much I want things to go back to normal, I can’t imagine ever kicking my own kid out and don’t think I could bring myself to do it. How his father did it, I can’t imagine.
We just had a long weekend (Victoria Day, Canada) which was over far too quickly but was nice nonetheless. The weather was gorgeous, The Canadiens (sadly) got their butts whipped by the Rangers, I barbequed and we went to a small party at The Boy’s girlfriend’s house for her mother’s birthday. We all had a few drinks and enjoyed some laughter and good conversation; not to mention good food. I’ll have you know that I was virtuous and brought a salad, lol!
Things are likely to stay busy for me work-wise with vacation season upon us as well as soccer season for the kids but I’ll definitely work on getting my groove back here on the blog. I miss it when I’m away. I want to kick up the fiction a notch or two as well. Now that the weather is nicer, despite how pooped I am at the end of the day these days, I also need to get out and see friends more. That get-together on Monday was too much fun to not repeat over and over and over and there are too many people that I haven’t seen it too long……. I think that I need to start scheduling a bit better!