The heat has us housebound. Usually, I'm a bit of a stickler about turning the air conditioning on. I lived without it through most of my college years and beyond. AC air tastes funny to me and I really need the sounds of the outdoors to filter into my interior space. Steve, on the other hand, was the type of fellow who turned his air on in the spring and left it on until he switched over to heat in the fall. When we moved in together we agreed on a threshold temperature at which we would turn the air on, but all that has pretty much been thrown out the window this past month. I justify it in the same way I justified turning the heat up this winter - I need to sleep. Pre-Silas there were endless hours in the evening during which to drift in and out of a summer sleep. With Silas I need to sleep right now, while I can, and am willing to do pretty much whatever is necessary to make that happen. Plus I'm carrying around this little 15 pound heat generator at all times.
So, we are inside a lot these days. Which means progress in things knitting and reading related. I'm at a very happy place with my Traveling Woman shawl. I'm still working the set-up rows, but I can start to see it taking shape, which is wonderfully encouraging. After our mommy-group outing yesterday, I stopped at the library with the intention of picking up a baby yoga book and grabbed a couple of activities-to-do-with-your-baby books as well. Silas is getting so bored with the indoors (and so is mama) so we're searching for some new material to add to our routine.
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