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We’re off again!

16 May

Route to Albion

We’re off again! This time we’re heading north to the Mendocino coast to a little spot called Albion. We are joining family up there — a blended family, of course.  My sister-in-law, Jennifer, her main squeeze, and her two sons are driving up with my mother-in-law.  My parents are arriving from the eastern Sierras on their own.  We’ll also be meeting some of the Main Squeeze’s diving buddies there.

That is the main lure.  Diving.  Abalone diving.  The eating will be good.  Very, very good.  As for me, I’ll be relaxing, talking, reading, sleeping, and spending time with my mom.  She had shoulder surgery a couple of weeks ago and is in the midst of her long and painful recovery. I’m really looking forward to spending some time with her and I hope that I can avoid getting grumpy and irritated with her.  I seem to be grumpy and irritated a lot lately . . . with everyone.

It’s been hot here.  Heat wave city.  No air conditioning in my classroom despite the fact that it is 2 years old. The powers that be decided that we didn’t have enough hot days a year to justify air conditioning.  All I can say to that is, “Fine!  You come and hang out with a bunch of 5th grade students after PE when it’s 100 degrees in the classroom!”  Add to that the stress of a major due date for the students and Open House on Thursday night and I don’t think my migraine this week needs much explanation.  Thankfully, it’s receding.

Still, hot weather is NOT my thing so when I saw this forecast for the weekend, I was soooooo glad that we will be in Albion, on the coast where it will be a perfect 70 degrees!  Blissfully cool but not cold.  Perfect!