Thursday, 25 August 2011

Sunshine and Rain Clouds

As if to demonstrate Melbourne's reputation for changeable weather, today has turned from sunny with a hint of warmth to grey and rainy with a chill in the air.  Just like that.  I've been sitting at the meal table working away and the scene has change outside the window, unnoticed until my feet got too cold!

Miss Mischief is sharing the day with me today.  I tell the kids Thursday is the day to be sick so they can stay home.  This is the child who most resembles me.  She's quite and content to keep to herself with a good book.  I barely know she's home, really.  We were chatting in the car the other day when she tells me she enjoys spending time together.  I was a bit concerned because we don't actually talk a lot when it's just the two of us.  "That's OK Mum, I'm happy just to sit and be together without talking".  She doesn't find it strange or uncomfortable to be silent.  Ahhhh, child of my heart.

Today I've submitted an assignment that I'm glad to see the back of.  I've listened to a couple of lectures and caught up on some activities I'd  not gotten to yet.  Next week is mid-semester break so I'll spend a little bit of time looking at my next Arts assignment.  Otherwise, this time I'm taking the break.  Life has thrown a fair few stresses lately and I'm feeling a little weary.  After my exam tomorrow night I'm just going to chill out.  Read a book, spend time with extended family, sleep, watch TV without feeling like I should be doing something else.  You know....stop.  Kind of.


Left-Handed Housewife said...

It's so hard to take time out without feeling like you should be doing something else, isn't? Well, you've been working hard and you deserve a break, so I hope you truly take one.

You know, I'm very quiet in the car with my children, and sometimes I wonder if they mind. I think they must be used to it by now, but who knows? I'd like to think it's just some nice, peaceful time we're sharing.

Now go relax, you!


Aprille Roberts said...

That "chill out" time is so very important, I am always looking for that bit of relax time to squeeze in somewhere! Miss Mischief sounds absolutely precious. I SO love when my children say sweet things like that to me :)