Well, it's Saturday and I'm still recovering from working last week so I don't think I deal with the lack of sleep particularly well! Luckily, things aren't usually so intense. This summer has actually been especially chill. I've done a lot of my work during normal business hours. Normally, I do mostly get called out in the middle of the night. But I rarely have to drive 4 hours into the middle of nowhere. And I'm only on-call a couple days a week. It's pretty easy, really.
JustJenny, your pups are so sweet! Bikejoring is a dryland mushing sport. It looks like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5DdaK5L5XU Except that I only have one dog. But he is that fast and he loves it that much. It's really, really fun. He's a natural and he picked up the directional commands immediately and I totally trust him on my bike. Otherwise, we don't get along very well. He's a great dog, but we got him soon after our old dog died and while DS was still just a few months old. DH was ready for another dog and I really like his breeder and the breeding that he came from in particular. So I bent. Which was a mistake. If we could devote the time to him, he would be the best dog of all time. But he's high-energy, nerve-y, easily distracted, very sensitive, no self control. He's a gundog, basically. Which is what we "wanted", but I think we forgot how intense they are in the first three years. Our neighbors just got a Bernese Mountain dog puppy that is the chillest, cutest thing of all time. I'm so jealous of them. I want a dog that doesn't run figure 8's around me and DS when we go for a walk. That doesn't bark at the sound of a leaf falling off the tree.
I'm also happy that fall his here. This was a long, hot, dry summer. I was grouchy constantly. We finally started going to the pool a bit before school started and that helped a lot. I wish I had thought of it sooner. We're a bit away from apple season here too. They're harvesting them, but I like to wait for the first frost to get them. In the meantime, we still have melons and strawberries, peaches and raspberries... mmm...
Is anybody else thinking about potty training before babies come? DS is only 20 months, but I think he has all the "ready" signs. BUT. He hates new stuff and he hates me messing with him - like diaper changes, tooth brushing, getting dressed, fingernail clipping, etc. Like really, really hates it. He'll go through phases where he acquiesces, but then a few weeks later will totally freak out at me trying to change his poopy diaper. Every.single.time. So I don't know. If I can get him to accept the potty and enjoy the idea of sitting on it, I think it will be a breeze. Otherwise, it will be difficult. But like I said, it's not like diaper changes are a walk in the park right now. It might actually be cleaner if he just starts taking a dump on the floor! <sigh>