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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Relief!

Ahh...

I just came out here this morning (here being my living room) and... it's comfortable!

A super sweaty Dreamer from Monday, soaked from being with me
when I cooked lunch
The monsoon isn't supposed to be rolling in until next week, but we got a well timed storm yesterday and it's overcast today so it's just nice. I think I'll actually be able to spend the day outside my bedroom. May even get a significant amount of housework done, instead of the usual bailing out the sinking ship minimum this heat wave has made me do from necessity. I can't bring Dreamer out into the heat for hours just for chores, after all, and I definitely can't leave her unattended.

She naps, but she wakes up if I leave the room. She has an internal Mommy sensor and bam, she's awake. So her naps are for me sitting playing on my phone, not me getting work done because if I leave her side, she's awake. It's frustrating. I may be able to sneak out to get a cup of chai or go to the bathroom or throw a load in the wash, but never all three and sometimes even that short absence alerts her.

Ryan's been on a really bad schedule for us as a family, he worked from 8:30 pm to 5am last month and this month it's the barely different 7:30pm to 4:30am. This basically means that he's tryign to sleep during our peak wakeful hours and in the heatwave we all have to occupy the same space because we only have one air conditioner and it's in the bedroom. But hopefully days like this and the promise of monsoon (due to roll into the Delhi area maybe as early as Thursday, definitely by July 2nd) mean that Dreamer and I will be free to spend hours in the rest of the house without sweat pouring like waterfalls from our heads!

To update you on other things, the heat has also caused a hiatus to our playgroup it seems and enough of my ladies Bible study group has been out of town that we are taking a summer break so not much is going on, though I did hang out with my friend Amy this week, twice.



However, private Bible reading is going well. I've been following along with Good Morning Girls again as we start a study of Proverbs. I've also taken the being trapped in the bedroom as a welcome return to reading. With the fast pace of motherhood I hadn't had time to read since it requires so much attention on one thing and had instead been putting on tv that I didn't have to watch entirely (ie could follow along audibly) or listening to podcasts, but the heat had enabled me to read a bunch of books. I've read at least ten in the last month and truthfully, I feel much more like myself. Pre-baby I'd probably read fifteen books a month minimum. Well,  I'll probably have less time for reading as monsoon frees my ability to have my time spread elsewhere, but I think I'll try to be content slowly nursing a book, chapter here and chapter there, because I truthfully felt much more grounded and sane from reading then I ever did with tv or podcasts.

I also think this means my return to blogging. I never intentionally stopped, but basically the order of importance is Mom-ing, housework, then blogging and on my best days I'm not making it completely through the first two. But now that should change as I'll be better able to multi task the first two if she can come with me instead of trying to sneak in housework while she's napping or the precious few minutes a day her dad watches her for me.

The one downside is that laundry will take longer to dry since we only have one drying rack and it'll be humid but... I'll take it!

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