Some days, all you have is the sky.
But on those days, the sky is EVERYTHING.
Check out Mother Nature. Sure we are at the beginning, but she is promising us some glorious pots of gold after the rain, at the end of the rainbow…
(Just quietly, 1500 posts… 🙂 )
It has been go-go-go lately.
So after the constant cooking-cleaning-tidying-preparing for the next day was STILL not done, I saw Hubbie sitting on the bench outside and decided…
I would join him.
And as tired/cranky/frustrated/achy and EVERYTHING that I was, there was something soothing about seeing a girl in a Unicorn dress, prance across the yard to the fading sunset…
I was so cranky this afternoon.
I felt like I was about to explode.
Mostly, I had the SHITS, majorly, about this whole stupid toilet paper situation.
(Yes, deliberate pun).
Almost everyone has gone insane.
It’s like a dog eat dog world… already people are fighting over toilet paper (why this particular sanitary item I have no idea) so can you imagine what would happen if there was an immediate and very real threat to our health… can you imagine then what would happen?
I don’t want to.
I got home from training, and HAD to turn my head around from all the mumbo-jumbo.
I had to make it better.
The weather was meeting me half-way there… so I had to make the rest of the trip.
To the beach.
Within minutes I felt all my crazy melting away into the, what was initially very mild waters, to suddenly ICE COLD ones.
It was a short trip, but it got me away from the routine if only for a bit, and for that I am thankful.
Was this the end of our beach trips for this Summer season? I have no idea. It’s always a sad realisation, wondering if this will be the last visit, thinking the next one may be a good 7-8 months away…
SO LONG AWAY.
But, I will always have sunsets. And those are pretty damn amazing, all year round.
After cleaning all day Saturday and then having our friends over that night, versus going to three different places NO LESS yesterday and being away from the house for 12 hours, it was so well-timed that we had another day to relax, chill and catch-up, on this public holiday day.
Some photos, that capture the quiet (and maybe some crazy):
A bike ride to the park
The swings… what else?
Baby girl deciding to catch tonight’s sunset (ain’t she got great aim? ;))
And then moi, deciding to catch tonight’s FULL MOON
You can’t control crazy-busy weekends, you gotta take them as they come, because as sure as they fly over so too do those long and quiet days settle in when the weather gets colder… but it sure is a blessing to have an extra day, somewhere, anywhere, to allow you to relax… just a bit.
I’m grateful for the beauty in tonight’s sunset.
Colourful. Vibrant. Ethereal. Mysterious. Hiding something even more beautiful.
But I am also grateful for –
Things to do
A place to be of value
A different purpose
But mostly I am grateful for old friends who tell you about job opportunities…
This is the day, February the 14th, where the world celebrates love.
I on the other hand, have been celebrating love and music, combined.
And legendary rock band Queen has the best song to highlight this heart-shaped day – “You’re my best friend.”
In fact I was so loved-up I had to write about it on my SmikG blog earlier today.
It’s such a perfect Valentine’s Day song, because it can be about any kind of important relationship… that between friends, parent and child, or sisters.
And just for the hell of it, here’s tonight’s sunset:
What a love-ly view. 😍😂🌅
I’m grateful we are here.
I’m grateful she was happy.
And I’m forever hopeful.
Here’s hoping baby girl’s school year is as rich in hues, bright in contrast, and stunning in beauty as this sunset.
Made even more beautiful because she took this photo. 😍