When the summer season is the same (but sunny)

Well almost the same…

This year the days and weeks have meandered by, barely changing with the seasons. My disabled daughter’s adult service is year round, which is good for both of us, and it means she still heads off happily on the bus from Monday to Friday to all her activities and her friends. Occasionally I bring her out for the day, mainly as part of the Rainbow Junior Arch Club summer programme. My youngest is at home most of the time, regardless of season, while my eldest works two jobs, and they are now year round, so her busy routine barely changes either!

Over the years I’ve looked forward to the holidays, dreaded the holidays, and now I barely notice them, as we slide into the summer months, apart from the sun and the sweat. Life just continues. There’s still appointments to go to, forms to complete, meetings to attend, friends to see. It’s comforting rather than cheerful, but comfort is something to be treasured too.

So what else is new?

I could tell you about the broken boiler, the building work that’s going well, but is taking 6 weeks instead of 2, and all the usual ups and downs of family life.

But let’s look at the good things instead, a new Marvel film meant a rare night out with eldest and youngest, a coffee shop meet up to discuss club business (and more), and more festivals to attend with B. This time the Rose Festival in Dublin’s Clontarf, which is about a lot more than flowers. She wasn’t on the best of form, but these certainly made her smile!

So those are my reasons to be cheerful for this week. Head over to Mummy from the Heart for more.

 

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3 thoughts on “When the summer season is the same (but sunny)

  1. I prefer some routine to the summer or we just slip into complete slovenliness. My DD has one more week of Summer school and then we have 6 weeks to try and keep some semblence of self discipline. I’m glad for B and for you that her program is year round.

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