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I can't stand the rain

Enough, already! I've had it with this summer that just won't hurry up and get here. I'm so sick of all this rain and wind and more rain. Here we are in July, and I'm wearing jumpers, for pity's sake! Could those two or three sunny weeks we had back in April really have been it for this year?

Tomorrow's going to be my last day at work before my surgery. Yay! I've taken the Friday off to give the flat a really good clean, as I don't want to come home to it after two weeks at my Mum's and, hampered by my cast, be unable to do anything about my dirty kitchen floor. The weekend will be taken up by me ferrying stuff (clothes, books, mp3 player, phone -- and chargers, mustn't forget chargers!) over to Mum's, and saying teary farewells to my cats who Mum won't let me bring. Poor darlings! They know something's up; they've stuck to me like glue the last couple of days, and seem to get upset when I move out of the room and their direct line of vision. I hear them meow as they go looking for me, and Manasse has gotten into the annoying habit of trying to bar my way to the door each morning, dancing around my legs until he almost trips me up. Whatever time remains will most likely be spent here, as this will be my last chance to get online before I come back.

And although I tell myself it's too early yet to notice any change, I can't shake the impression that my jeans are starting to fit better. I don't feel like my belly is straining against their waistband as much -- but that could be wishful thinking. I still don't see a supermodel looking back at me from the mirror.

Happy birthday, diachrony! I hope your day is fabulous!


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Jul. 4th, 2007 11:02 pm (UTC)
This my sort of weather, none of that bothersome hot stuff.
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:30 pm (UTC)
Different strokes...

I'm not asking for a heatwave, all I want is some clear blue skies for a change! ;-)
Jul. 4th, 2007 11:33 pm (UTC)
aaawww...no summer? Must be a global thing, it's winter here but normally even winters here in Aussie are relatively warmish, I was told to expect no less then 18 degrees on a cold day but it's freezing cold! Tempatures of around 10, we've had lots of rain, parts of Victoria are flooded..And they say Global Warming is a myth...
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
Was the person that told you that actually Aussie? It's always been cold in the south of this country. I would never contemplate living in Tassie or Canberra, or most of Victoria for that matter because of the cold. Erk! Last year was a freakishly mild and sunny winter in Melbourne. You'll be disappointed if you compare every year to that one.
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC)
It was my boyfriend actually, who is an Aussie!lol!He's originally from Adelaide and so he was told on his turn by someone else that Melbourne has nice, mild winters..oh wrong it all turned out to be!
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear your winter's hardly better than our summer...though second thoughts, considering I'll be spending most of my summer in a cast, perhaps I should count myself lucky...Can you imagine what I'd look like, with one leg tanned and the other white as snow?
Jul. 5th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes!

Poor kitties, having to be without their mama. Good wishes on the surgery! And hopefully next year we'll see that supermodel in the mirror. ;~)
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hee! From your lips to God's ears!
Jul. 5th, 2007 02:17 am (UTC)
Our July has been chilly as well. Today it was rainy and overcast and just, blah. We had to wear sweatshirts and jeans to the fireworks on Sunday night. Usually we're in the 90's and humid. I'm not sure what's going on with this weather!
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
A chilly 4th of July? Thta's wrong on all kinds of levels!
Jul. 5th, 2007 05:52 am (UTC)
Aww poor kitties. They always know when something's up in my experience. Mine used to freak out whenever my suitcase came out, because they knew it meant I was going away. Still, at least they will be in familiar environs and they'll have each other.
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:42 pm (UTC)
That's the thing about pets -- it's so hard to leave them behind, and they're so good at making you feel guilty...Though I'm sure they'll take their revenge when I get back.
Jul. 6th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
No doubt. Adorable little rotters.
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:31 am (UTC)
I hear you about the weather! No fair...

And I wish you the best of luck with the procedure and the recovery. Let's hope it gets you the desired result...
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
Dank je, en ik hoop ook op een goede uitkomst. Ik neem mijn mobieltje mee naar mijn uitziekadres, dus...
Jul. 5th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
The weather is a complete downer especailly compared to last summer.

Good Luck for the surgery and we'll miss you on here!!!
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:38 pm (UTC)
I'll miss you, too!
Jul. 5th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
Good luck with the surgery.
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Not looking forward to it, but it's too late to back out now.
Jul. 5th, 2007 11:33 am (UTC)
Good luck with your surgery. Are the cats going to a cattery, or is someone cat-sitting them for you?

As for the weather - I have come to the conclusion that climate change is bringing northern Europe a monsoon season. We get a coolish wet period (4-8C) which equates to what we used to call 'winter'. Then a nice warm (16 - 23C) dry spell in what used to be the spring slot, only this is better than the old 'spring'. now we are in a period of permanent rain and temps of 15 - 16C which we will come to know as monsoon! Hopefully we will then proceed into another warm dry spell...!
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm going to be in Europe in a couple of weeks, and all I can say is: let the mild weather continue, if the alternative is stinking heat. I've been in Europe during a heatwave, and it's to unpleasant to contemplate, what with the lack of air conditioning almost everywhere. Why even Selfridges in London was a stinkbox during that time, because they had no a/c to speak of.
Jul. 5th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Funnily enough humanity coped without air conditioning for many hundreds of thousands of years, surviving in all areas of the globe including equatorial forest etc.

If the whole world switched off the air conditioning it might actually be beneficial in the long term as it would reduce energy use. And oddly enough we have not had time to evolve into a state of physical dependance on it, so we would all manage!
Jul. 6th, 2007 11:06 pm (UTC)
You may not have meant it, but your reply reads very snarky.

In principle, I agree with you, but I personally think the likelihood of staving off global warming is very low because people like their wasteful ways. I guess I'm one of them, because I'm not willing to give up mine if no-one else does. And I've been to America; I think the likelihood of that is near-zero.

Though I must be more honourable than I thought, as I live through the Australian Summer without a/c. :P
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
Mum's volunteered to check in on the cats every other day, and I'm sure I can get my nephew to to stop by on the other days. He goes to school in my neighbourhood, so it wouldn't be too much of a sacrifice -- esp. if I tell him he can use my computer!

And I'm with you on the a/c debate. What's easier than opening a window or two when it gets too stuffy?
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
Bet the cats either totally ignore your mother and nephew, or else make an enormous fuss of the nephew and refuse to give him peace to use the computer!

If it gets really hot closing the blinds works well too. For cooling, not cats....!
Jul. 5th, 2007 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm more worried about what'll happen when I get back -- they'll probably give me the cold shoulder, and they're sooooo good at it!
Jul. 5th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
*hugs* And good luck with your surgery! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. :)
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