Perfect Saturday

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It’ saturday, still, and will be for an hour longer than normal today, or at least I will pretend it is. It’s been a good day and it’s been a good week. I’m getting used to work, my body is getting used to the new the new daily patterns, and although the days are shorter, I feel more tired in the evening, I have more energy throughout the day. Daughter too has grown used to the long days in kindergarten and manage to sleep when she can. I saw the result of all this today. It has been such a good day!

I had one of those rare perfect days to the city with my two loverlies. We managed the butcher, the pharmacy, the market, the candy shop, and the library hand in hand, smiling and all feeling good. Thinking back there were birds singing, strings instruments playing, and people smiling and dancing in the streets. So, yes, my memories come with a silver lining. But we didn’t argue, there was no whining, and after the first two shops I sat down, brought my kids close and told them how proud I was, and how happy I was with how they acted and behaved. Later today they played together, we had pizza, watched Tarzan and they even went to bed tonight without telling me how I ruin their lives demanding they get the sleep they need every night. Which means we’re even off to a good start tomorrow.

And, you know what? We got windows today. We extanding out house slightly and improving the layout a lot, and has consequently been without windows (but with a whole lot of dust, mess, and chaos) for a few weeks. Tonight the house is not drafty, it’s warm and cosy. I see scary branches  doing intimidating moves in the dark, sending long shadows into what will soon be my living room, and I smile back at them. Welcoming their return. Even the sun came out today and showed me how gorgeously its rays will light up our house for years and years to come. The sun was only out for a wee while today just after the windows were fitted, so it’s clear that’s its main purpose was to brighten my life.

Now I’ve had a few hours to myself, enjoying solitude, silence, and songs. I am online again after being without an internet connection for some days, and I am now up to date on work, blogs, news, and the like. What a wonderful saturday it has been. I hope you too enjoyed it.

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Pure bliss

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I’m flat at in my bed and this is my view. It’s warm, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the seagulls call everyone out to enjoy the warm rays from the sun. I’m in such a state of bliss. My energy level is soaring. I feel head-over-heels in love and I spend my days humming, singing and dancing. I barely slept last night, but I don’t care. Daughter didn’t sleep much either, and has been whining all morning, I’m fine with that too! She’s taking a nap now, sleeping peacefully in her buggy out in the fresh air. I need to plant some flowers soon, I’ve seen a few bumblebees and butterflies briefly visit our yard, I need to give them a reason to stay a little longer. Our magnolia tree is coming to life again, slowly and carefully. The peonies have started stretching up from the dark soil and present clear indications of a flowery and colourful summer. I have my summer playlist on on spotify and soon I’ll jump out of bed again and dance around while doing a few chores. Enjoy spring!

Cherishing Tuesday Chatter

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The sun is out. The sky is blue. Days are now, with a few seconds margin, longer than the night. Temperature is increasing and I can finally say that spring is upon us. My papers are coming together, exams are just around the corner, my energy level is higher and the kids are happier. Half of the year I often find myself wondering why in the world we live in the cold, dark, north when there are so many warmer and brighter places around the globe. But then spring appears in all its glory. I become so high on life, and light, and no other place on earth could compare. In a few months’ time the dark night will be a distant, dark memory, then only allowed to appear as a dusky grey for a few hours between 2 and 4 at night. Now it’s time to soak up all the positivity and brightness from a world waking up from a slumber only to be teeming with new life. Enjoy!

What made your Tuesday?

Cherishing Tuesday Chatter

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My little princess awoke early this morning. We have a set time in the morning when morning starts and the children are not allowed up before then, except for under exceptional circumstances. This was an hour before that set time and I grunted and silently begged for her to turn around and fall asleep; it didn’t work. I picked her up from her bed and placed her in ours and hoped I could trick her into a wee nap; it didn’t work. Finally I placed her in her bed again and told her firmly that it was still night. She objected at first, but then stayed quietly in bed for another half an hour. Disappointed I had lost precious sleep I could feel the morning starting off on the wrong foot. I decided I could not let that happen and instead lay silently in the dark trying to wake myself up and change my state of mind. Negative thoughts started to drift away and were replaced by a positive mindset. Then I heard it, a weak melody prickling the darkness. The song of a robin singing to lure out the first rays of the sun.

My son has some stuffed toy birds that resemble the real ones and even play a melody identical to that of the resembling bird. Thanks to these I could easily recognise the bird.

It’s the first time I’ve ever recognised a bird based on its singing and the moment felt a little magical to me. I lay for a few minutes listening to the beautiful song. When it faded and ended I still had time to read for a few minutes before morning started. Despite the reduced hours of sleep, the morning turned to the better and really has improved the entire day.

What made your tuesday a day to cherish?