It's been a good week with her -- two or three days might have been easier on our schedules, but I think it took that long for the three of us to settle into some mutually satisfactory routines and behaviour patterns. Between our travels last fall and our respective Fairly Big Moves and the reality that we live in two different cities, separated by a reasonably substantial body of water and at least three hours' travel time, we haven't spent nearly as much time together as we'd like, so we appreciate the opportunity to get to know her better -- and we especially appreciate the trust conferred on us. It's a big deal to leave your Two for a week, and we were given all kinds of latitude in how to manage most daily activities.
But a week is close to long enough, and I'm ready to get back to that rhythm I'm still trying to establish in my new home, in my (relatively new) retired life. Granddad/Pater will drop her off at daycare this morning, and we'll pack our cases into the trunk of the car, do a bit of cleaning here so the travellers' newfound mellow isn't immediately destroyed by unmade beds and dirty toilets, and get the torch ready to hand back to the principal runners. . . .
I did manage to accomplish a few things this past week beyond the Toddler-Wrangling -- booked a flight and a hotel for later this spring, for example. I'll tell you more, soon, about how we chose our destination and how we're sorting out the itinerary for getting there. I'll tell you, that is, as soon as I get back home and catch up on my sleep -- Toddlers can really wear out a Nana!
So how are you adjusting to Daylight Savings Time? Spring Springs Forward is apparently associated with more accidents, and I believe it! I will enjoy the light lasting longer after dinner, yes, but it always takes me a while to adjust to that stolen/shifted hour. . . Of course, many of you still have that adjustment ahead of you, later in the month, and some of you live in places that enjoy clocks which don't have to be changed twice a year. . . Which are you, and what's your position on the matter? Enquiring minds need to know ;-)