It has been a quiet Sunday here - morning at the church, afternoon spend organising the house for the first of our Summer visitors arriving midweek. It has been a cold, blustery day - belying the notion that July begins tomorrow. We are tired, after our stint of decluttering, but there is a relaxed air about the house - a feeling of some chi flowing now that the space has been cleared.
James, with the happy prospect of 7 school-free weeks in front of him, declared last week that he was going to do lots of Maths over the holidays. Each to their own, I suppose, but true to his word, here he is, engrossed in Sumdog, during his screen time, and I noticed some arithmetic worksheets sitting on the desk in his bedroom.
Passing through the hall to the kitchen, I see Mick, the collie lying snoozing on the doormat - I crouch down to take his photograph, but he jumps up and slinks away - "No photos please!"
John is sitting at the table having a cup of tea, and a quiet read. he works so hard and is always cheerful. I love him.
I do not love my latest restoration project, though. I have a vision and it is not yet being realised. Ah well - given time, a lot more paint and just the right fabric and it will be beautiful.
To make myself feel better, I wander into the bathroom to admire the new wash cloth that I crocheted last night, in some soft blue cotton. yes - the sight of it sitting there on the white porcelain cheers me up and feeds my creative ego.
I open the back door and take a look outside. It is still very windy, and a bit dismal. I think the sun may be there, behind the clouds, and I can smell peat smoke in the air, so someone nearby has lit their fire. The hens appear to have taken an evening stroll around the house, and come rushing up to me, expectantly, as I come down the steps. A gust of wind catches me, and it begins to rain again, so I head back indoors.
Time to put the feet up and realx with some light reading and a warm drink. Tomorrow is another day, another week, another month. Hope you find some moments of rest in this busy time of year xx