Wind Gusts!

Good morning! Enjoying a morning cuppa on a windy June morning. It always delights me, how the sun can instantly transform the landscape. I love having a yard! Attila does not mow the Hawkweed, so that it will bloom for me, because I love it. The longer Hawkweed has not been mowed this year, the shorter Hawkweed was mowed early in the spring.

I did not expect to face much of an adjustment period when Attila changed mid-week to working the day shift. Apparently even welcome changes require a bit of effort to get used to!

The wind is fierce out there this morning! The weather people says it is gusting to 41 to 47 km/h, ha I say. I’ve been out in garden collecting chairs, battening down the plastic on Attila’s little green house, and chasing garbage cans across the yard. These gusts are ripping leaves out of the trees, and downing any loose or dead branches as well. They are also whistling in at the screen door, it sounds like a blizzard in the dead of winter, only it is warm and pleasant.

My projects are at a standstill for the moment, as I concentrate on all the changes in the last few weeks: Attila getting called back to work, the night shift shock, and now switching to the desirable day shift. My sleep patterns are once again in disarray. I anticipate that, barring further jarring change, next week I will settle into a relatively stable routine. Attila is struggling with the changes as well, but making progress towards a balance.

Although my special projects are on hold, there are projects that must be accomplished as part of the adjustment to Attila returning to work. He likes a sweet treat during his breaks, so I bake muffins, or squares, or upside down cake at least twice a week. He takes sandwiches in his lunch, which means I need to bake bread once a week, and also mill flour at least every 10 days. Baking, milling flour and baking 5 loaves of bread takes up an entire day each week, but well worth it. I am doing most of the cooking as well, which to be honest, is a doddle with the Instant Pot. The ingredients a for small collection of favourite meals is always on hand. Attila chooses what he would like when he gets home for from work, then he spends time winding down from work in the garden, while I throw everything into the Instant Pot to get supper going.



Date: 8:00 AM EDT Thursday 11 June 2020
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 100.8 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: 20.6°C
Dew point: 15.9°C
Humidity: 74%
Wind: SW 24 gust 41 km/h
Humidex: 25
Visibility: 24 km


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Cyril Connolly
1903 – 1974