Maybe it's the heat, but it seems that all I want to do lately is sleep and eat (and blog). I went to bed Friday night about 1am and slept until 8am, and took a nap Saturday afternoon that lasted 4 hours! I was appalled when I woke up and looked at the clock! It was time to start dinner. I had all sorts of plans for cleaning the house, but they fell through. It could be I need a little caffeine to jolt me awake.
The temperature has hovered around 95-100* for the last 4-5 days, with some days having high humidity and others not so bad in that respect. I used to be able to not only survive the heat, but thrive in it - but no more. Apparently when you reach a certain age, your thermostat decides it cannot be controlled anymore. At least that is my experience with it. How about you?
In less than 3 weeks, I will meet many of the people in my birth family. I cannot tell you how surreal it makes me feel. My birth mother is being given a surprise birthday party and my family and I are invited. Only Mr. kenju and Miss kenju will accompany me; we are told there will be some of my birth father's siblings and their children - my cousins - there. I have met my birth mother, and one of her adopted children, but no one else in the family. I am not sure how nervous I will be, but if the way I feel now is any indication, I will shake, rattle and roll. I don't know if they are aware I will be there, but I hope that some of them will bring photos of my father when he was young. I have only seen one of him, and it was too dark to make out much detail. Can you imagine how strange this is? To be meeting family members at this age is really odd. I am at once excited - and scared. Wish me well.
Wednesday is our 44th anniversary. I had no idea when we married that it would last this long, and there have been many days when that was not a sure thing - but we have persevered through thin and thick and thin again - and I really think we'll make it to 50 years, if we live long enough.
The vagaries of the internet and this practice of blogging we find ourselves in can bring good surprises - and welcome ones - to our inboxes. I got a very nice email from a woman named Jessica, who had found my blog while searching for information on a brass doorknob in the shape of a hand. I happened to have it on my blog recently (it came to me in an email, as it did to her). She stayed to read a while and sent a nice email with links to things she thought I might enjoy. Indeed I did! She has introduced me to this artist/woodworker, who makes the most interesting works of art - which also happen to be useful. His name is John Cederquist, and you should go*gle him and see his fabulous works. I had to skip around a bit to several links, as none of them seemed to have more than one photo.