I had a longer than normal work shift, and during it I still had to go and pick up baby girl from school…
And keep working again when I came back home.
Then it was a mad rush of dinner prep, some washing, then eating, then cleaning up…
By the time I had done all that, all I wanted was the couch.
The good ol’ trusty couch.
But I was upstairs, and through my rush to get back downstairs, I looked out the window, and paused.
I could see a cargo ship far off in the distance on the bay.
I hesitated… and then I walked over to the window.
The ship was almost blended into the waters, but you might be able to spot it to the left of the left-hand side tree.
Lights flashed in the nearer water, beacons to warn others of the shore. They did so at random intervals. One of them flashed four times, then the other chimed in for four flashes after a count of two.
A streak of orange light was strewn across the sky. The chance at capturing a gorgeous setting sun was gone, but instead there was other beauty that lay across the horizon.
I took a deep breath and took it all in.
Then once I was happy with my pause, I walked downstairs.
It’s amazing how some sunshine and fresh air can change your whole day.
Uplift you. Inspire you.
Help you to look forward and beyond any corona restrictions, and to those inevitable summery days where the sun shines bright, hard, long, the house stays warm into the night, the sounds of music and clinking glasses fill the kitchen, and day trips and social occasions fill the calendar.
I really feel those days are getting closer, SLOWLY, but surely.
And today, the gorgeous sunshine we got for Father’s Day made it all the more sweeter.
Everyone in town seemed to be out… walking. It’s hilarious how many of us are so concerned with ‘working out’ since we have nothing else to do.
But I mean… it was gorgeous.
Especially by the water.
We didn’t do much, but we did spend a lot of time outdoors. And taking a leisurely walk in the afternoon by the bay, was about the most simplest, and best thing we could do today.
More is coming. I can feel more coming for EVERYONE. 🌅
But today we headed out to grab our last, in-store, sit-down, cafe experience…
Along with the rest of the town.
I mean, really July. What trickery are you fooling us into? How gorgeous was today? And it’s meant to continue for 2 more days… only for the sunshine-y days to return again next week!
Ahh, Winter. You’ve made me kinda like you again.
You know, I have to say… it is A BIT annoying. And I think I am allowed to say this, because last I heard, our shire had NO current cases of coronavirus.
And yet we are suddenly part of ‘metropolitan Melbourne’ (only when they want us) and yet our neighbours across the Port Phillip Bay in Geelong have 2 CURRENT CASES, and are exempt from this lockdown.
Kilometres wise, they are further from the city than we are.
It does not make sense.
I’m not gonna focus on it too much though. We have to do what we have to do. And if too many shires are given reprieves (ahem, Geelong) well then no one is going to listen, and they won’t be happy, right?
I’ll suck it up.
Baby girl took my cue from the other night, and had stuck this note on our bedroom door last night:
I mean, we couldn’t say no to a 6 year-old, right?
Everyone was out and having their last lunches, last drinks, last cuppas…
They were all still social distancing. Counting numbers inside and outside the cafe. Sanitiser was within reach. It was very much across the board.
And the coffee was GREAT. But, it all felt a bit surreal. I mean, you could tell people were getting in their last whatever’s before midnight tonight. I could hear the cafe owner telling loyal customers they would be open for takeaway every day.
We enjoyed it. And then we left. Walked down the main street…
And to the PARK.
Poor baby girl. Poor all kids. They have to go through this shitty time again. Look I get it, we have to do this. Baby girl is actually amazing and totally understanding of what we have to sacrifice again.
But, I wanted to let her run. I wanted her to play.
And she did.
I’ll see you all on the other side… but stay for the gratitude journey, of course, as always. 🙂