#1007 Peninsula sunset no. 5

It was a day in which I had a lovely day…

But, nothing of much to note…

A low-key, Saturday night in with the fam…

Ice cream on the couch…

You know what that means.

It’s the all-too-dependable sunset time!

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Ahh, sunset you stunner. You never fail to disappoint (particularly on days where I am lacking inspiration!)

And did you know, baby girl took photos of the same sunset on Hubbie’s phone, and her pics of the same thing turned out better than mine? What the?

Watch out for the next generation… they are excelling in the solo numeral age already.

#995 Peninsula sunset no. 4

You know yesterday how I said I was feeling on top of things in preparation for my Mum’s birthday?

Today the Universe woke up, rubbed her hands together and said MWA HA HA.

I was left frazzled and frustrated in the morning when after picking up my ‘fixed’ laptop from the computer shop, I came home to find IT WAS NOT FIXED.

Back there I went, to lose a good 90 minutes of the morning in bringing it to some kind of workability.

I had to buy beans. There is only one type of bean I ever buy. But it was nearly lunchtime, so instead of having a quick cap as I had planned, I resorted to deeply inhaling the bag once it was open.

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Ahhh. Caffeine magic.

And this evening Hubbie decided to not only put his new whipper snipper together, but to also put it to use around the yard… at the ripe hour of post 6pm.

We sat down to eat dinner at almost 8. Face palm. 

You know what it is that settled me and reminded me of my insignificant and tiny place in this Universe?

The Peninsula sunset.

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Earlier, and then later. I love how the pink and orange hues in the first photo shone behind the clouds, hinting at something living, breathing, taking up residency up there in the sky…

It calmed and centred me, and that’s what I needed in this topsy-turvy day.

#968 My nightgown

I was thinking at about 8:30pm tonight, how I was at a virtual loss as to what to write about for today’s gratitude.

My usual back-up, the sunset? I hadn’t taken a pic. Damn. It hadn’t been anything extraordinarily vivid or eye-popping, but still, with it’s pink and orange-streaked hues that shone through the heavily cloudy sky, I knew it would have more than sufficed…. if there was photographic evidence.

Damn.

I thought and I thought. I recalled the day. Looked around me for inspiration.

I deduced it to the most simplest of things.

“What is the most basic of things I can be grateful for…?”

And then, it just hit me. One of my most favourite things, which I am not overexaggerating, is most likely most other people’s favourite things.

The nightgown.

Not only is it purple, one of my fave colours, but it is super soft and comfy, and sticks lovingly to my body…

Do you know how long I have had this nightgown for? 14 years. I don’t think I have owned an item of clothing AND worn it for that long, so that has to be some kind of major record. But I know it’s history so well, because it was bought for me by my best friend for my 21st birthday… and OMG, it has lasted the test of time. Just realising how old it is, yet how incredibly decent it looks, makes me appreciate it all the more.

(baby girl on the left, me on the right 🙂 )

Why replace something, when it fits so right, when it makes me so happy, and keeps me so warm?

You DON’T.

Ahhh, the nightgown. Comfort at its finest 🙂

(Snuggling into it as I write…. 😉 )

Hands up if you love yours!

#963 Royal Love

Why do I love this place soooo much?

Is it the spectacular views from across the road?

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Is it the amazing food that we get from within its premises?

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Well it is surely both. I love The Royal Hotel, and it has become a firm favourite in our family.

But I loved something else a little more today.

I loved our impromptu decision to go there in the final hours of the day.

Because there is nothing better in a bought dinner, than one that you didn’t expect until the very last second.

🙂

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Oh, and dessert too 😉

#948 Rainbow on the road

My gratitude today comes from the sights I witnessed while driving home from work.

A rainbow that you drive underneath as rain trickles down, is sure to bring a smile to your face.

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And then as I got home, I actually couldn’t resist this:

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I know, I know. Another sunset? But you see, it was all the more sweeter, because I snapped it before I walked in and got the best greeting in the whole wide world.

“Mama’s home!”

She sure is 🙂

#946 Peninsula sunset no. 3

When I post a sunset photo as my gratitude for the day, it is usually because one of a few things:

A) The sunset, is actually spectacular

2) I am at a loss to talk about anything exciting that happened that day, or

Z) I am soooo sick that posting a pic of the horizon is easy-peasy.

Today’s reason?

It’s a triple whammy. All of the above.

So I think I’ll leave this right here.

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