Mum was feeling a bit like an old woman this week. Sleep has been hard as it has been so warm that she hasn't slept well at all - tossing and turning all night. So often she has only got a couple of hours. She loves the fan - but it is a noisy one (well it was cheap). So each evening once she has had dinner and crashed on the couch she finds herself dozing off - just like she remembers her father and her grandmother doing. Surely a sign of getting old.
One gentleman today asked mum how she was coping with the heat - mum said it was tough being both hot and a middle aged woman as she was getting both hot inside and outside. He kept telling mum she wasn't old enough for all that business. Mum had to reassure him that she most certainly was.
Luckily today we have had a rainy day and the temperatures are a more moderate 18C. That's another sign of getting old - obsessing about the weather. One of Gdads favorite birthday gifts was a thermometer that read the temperature inside and on the porch of his house. Gdad loved telling mum how hot it was at his house on their phone calls. It even makes mum teary writing about it.