What has your summer been like?

27 Aug

It’s been a weird summer here on the West Coast after a very wet and chilly spring, summer started out just okay, and now, with a blink of the eye, it’s almost fall and we are finally getting hot weather.

The most memorable part of the summer was when my husband was unknowingly exposed to the virus at work, and and once he was contagious, shared it with me. I don’t want to get that virus again, I was sick, I’m still struggling to be completely over it, it is going away, but taking its own sweet time. It also means that between the rain and being sick – my yard sucks more than normal, doubtful I’ll have it all put to bed properly for the winter, but I will get the Salmonberry hedge pruned (almost done). But for the rest of the yard, I’m just gonna pretend it’s all good, or good enough and there’s nothing to see here, and deal with what doesn’t get dealt now in the spring. It’s whether I’ll try to tackle it by myself, or with help from a yardwork company, I’ve done that a couple times now over the years and it helped me not being behind the eight-ball so to speak.

So, what’s up with you? Did you go anywhere? Do anything? Read anything worth passing on? I’ve stayed up on what’s going on in the adoption world as much as I can, know that the donut hole Massachusetts Adoptee Rights legislation got fixed so no one is left behind anymore, finally. Link here.

Meanwhile, as I’m talking to you, I’m also eating a piece of store-bought pumpkin pie with whipped cream and drinking a cup of coffee and it’s not even noon. How’s that for being super lazy on a day best described as ‘meh’, although I am doing the laundry (or the machine is anyway).

Be kind to yourself and others and stay safe!


Posted by on August 27, 2022 in Adoption, Uncategorized


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3 responses to “What has your summer been like?

  1. cindy621

    August 27, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    I’m so ready for summer to be over. It’s been painfully hot here in North Carolina or maybe it’s always like this and I am older and can’t tolerate if it’s too hot or too cold. Just right would be around 75 degrees with low humidity and a slight breeze. And sunshine of course.

    One thing that happened to me over the summer besides getting another grandson (who I’m taking care of for the next three months. I survived my first week.) was I discovered I have a new brother. My sister that I discovered back in September ‘22 texted me to tell me we also have a brother. She found him on He’s three weeks older than me so while my biological father claimed that my biological mother was his one true love he also was being with some other “true loves.” That was kind of discouraging to know my biological father for 20+ Years and he couldn’t be bothered with telling me he had a son and twin daughters also. And yes, he knew about the son because he told my new half-brother he didn’t have the emotional space to let the him into his life. He probably didn’t want to tarnish his reputation by all these illegitimate kids coming out of the woodwork. So he sent him $600/month till he died a year ago to probably make himself feel better. I don’t know. Sorry for the long-winded story. I guess this is maybe a cautionary tale to be careful when discovering your origins. It’s not always rainbows and unicorns.

    I swear I’m not bitter although it probably sounds like I am. It’s just my life and that’s all there is to it. It certainly makes things interesting.

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  2. TAO

    August 27, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    Oh Cindy,

    First – congratulations on your new grandbaby, good luck or should I say wishing you few sleepless nights with a newborn? I’ll do both. Happy for you!

    It’s the humidity that gets me too, more than the heat and to my lack of dealing with it being humid, it was that which bothered me was the humidity, which was probably a lot less humid than you deal with every year.

    Men, what is it with them wanting to cover-up having children; don’t want to be humiliated, don’t have sex – but then, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for sex with my mother. Maybe don’t have sex if you aren’t going to parent? Rambling on here but I’ve had time being down this summer to think about a lot of things I guess.

    Hugs to you for seemingly taking things in stride – know we are hear to listen if you need to vent or heap praise about your new grandbaby. Cheers

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    • cindy621

      August 29, 2022 at 12:35 am

      Thank you, Tao, for your sweet words. I hope once fall officially arrives you’ll be feeling better and Covid will stay away from you and your husband for awhile. I caught it from my husband in January and then AGAIN in April. Good times 😑

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