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Because of a The Boy’s health, when he’s visiting for awhile we need to make occasional trips to the US for blood tests.  They’re necessary, of course, and worthwhile, but also pretty draining.  Picking up a rental in the morning.  Five hours or so driving in the car.  Crossing the border.  The test.  Crossing the border back again.  Then, since we don’t usually have a car, taking care of errands that are out of the way or difficult without one.

Needless to say, it’s a long and usually at least somewhat draining day.  This is hardly physical labour we’re talking about, but the timing and the stress and the driving (ugh, the driving) do not really leave a whole lot of energy at the end of the day.  But it’s so nice, especially in contrast to the rest of the day, to come home in the evening to my little place and just breathe for a bit.

After a dinner of pasta (store bought, I’ll admit, for the convenience of just coming home and eating), I’m curled up on the couch.  The windows are open with cool breezes blowing through, and I have a favourite quilt around my feet.  I’m spending a bit of time on the computer, in an interesting mix of end-of-the-day multitasking that has taken the form of having fun while networking.  I have Iron and Wine’s “Norfolk” playing, and my guitar next to me to play a bit later, and there are rumors there might just be tea with honey involved before I collapse tired but content into bed.


Written by Jenn

May 27, 2010 at 10:40 pm

Posted in Personal stuff

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