#1373 What side of the sunset do they see?

You know, I still call them my work colleagues.

I realised it some weeks ago while out with friends. In conversation I went “oh yeah, my work friend so and so…”

And it was here that it occurred to me what I’d said.

‘Work’ – present tense… ‘Friend’ – present tense.

Perhaps it feels like that because it’s still all so new.

Perhaps it feels like that because I haven’t actually moved on to another form of paid work yet.

Perhaps it feels like that, because they will always be my friends.

Either way, this time of year has had me thinking about the crew a whole lot.

Because I knew, one of them would have started Christmas shopping already.

One of them would have a couple of holidays/getaways planned for the Summer .

One was going to visit the parents and pot around the garden.

A couple were going to spend time with the kids and do a whole lot of beachside activities.

And even a few more were looking forward to an extended holiday break to sleep in and watch the cricket.

I knew this, because I know them so well.

But yet, I was still not content. It’s been 3 months now, so long between catch ups, between drinks, between coffee walks.

So I messaged them ALL.

Well let’s be serious, not all of them. I messaged those who I had a connection with. Those I missed the most. Those who when I said, “let’s catch up soon” back in September, I had meant it.

Because I only say it if I mean it.

So during baby girl’s swim lesson this afternoon I took out my phone and started sending out messages.

In the hours that followed everyone responded. I returned text after text as baby girl and I got home, as she showered, as I prepared dinner and then as I cleaned up… I was grinning from ear to ear and going “awwww!”

Hubbie was smiling at me, crouched over the kitchen island, saying “that’s good.”

It was good.

I went to shower, but then got another message, so sat on my bed to respond. And it was here that I looked outside and saw the view.

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Such a beautiful sky, dotted with those rippled clouds.

How did the sky look to my work friends? How did it look to them all? We were certainly scattered all over the city, that there was no doubt of, from coastal towns to country regions, and every where in between…

Did they see the same colours? The same sky? Were the clouds peppered in their view as it was in mine?

I thought about this for a moment and how we were now, as I always said we would be… strewn all over the place, far from each other, and away from our former place of work.

But we were still bound. We still are. By the memories. ♥

#1357 Saturday sunset and palacinke

I took some smashing photos of the sunset tonight. But they didn’t compare to the one baby girl took:

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Like, what are those colours doing? They’re so vibrant, so bold.

More baby girl pics followed, but of a different kind…

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Palacinke time! (Crepes for any first timers out there 😉)

She mixed the batter and I poured the deliciousness that turned into golden circles of crispy-covered inner pillowy goodness.

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Mmm. Happy Saturday. 🥞

#1228 Orange sunset no. 2

I feel so lucky, when I get to look out my bedroom window and see this in the evening.

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Not every evening though. Some nights are particularly spectacular.

Who am I kidding. Mother Nature is beautiful in some way, each and every day.

There are some pretty cool colours there, so let’s take a closer look.

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Wow. A beautiful orange sky. I love when the horizon shows off like this at the end of the day. As if being sunny at the end of June wasn’t exciting enough for us Melburnians… then, this.

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#1191 Look up

Social media is great.

Social media tells you what is happening – which of your friend’s are pissed off and which family member has life-changing news to share.

Social media shows you countless vids of how to cook delicious food, as it does all those before-and-after bikini shots from people embarking on an exercise regime from yet another celeb trainer.

Social media lets you know what is trending: memes, jokes, news, cat videos…

Social media keeps you informed.

Also, social media tells you when you should stop looking down at your phone…

And start looking UP, at the sky.

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I was literally just on my phone as baby girl was falling asleep. It is my usual routine to message people back and get my gratitude post ready. And in amongst this, while scroll scroll scrolling, I found a site I follow, tell me, to look outside NOW… Jupiter was next to the Moon.

My photo is clearly shit, let’s face it. You need some super-charged DSR/DLR/TLGHDYT I-don’t-know-what super-charged camera to capture this moment. But the moon, as you can see, is to the left and big and bright and shiny, whereas Jupiter is but a tiny tiny dot to the right of the moon, positioned to the centre, and yes I have just seen a planet.

How cool is that. Go out and look outside people. Be amazed at the world out there.

So much bigger than all of US combined…