6.10.09

the magical powers of a sunny morning...

this morning i woke up and i was tired from the start.  i knew it was going to be a long day.  all i really wanted to do was to curl up in bed, wrap my doona around me and drift back into dreamy sleep.  but such is not the life of a mumma to  a 2 1/2 year old and a nearly-4 year old who like to wake up with the birds at 545 am...
so i dragged myself out of bed, staggered to the kitchen and made myself a milo.  recently our days have been pure heaven - sunny, breezy, perfect spring days.  the sort that should make you perpetually happy all day long even when someone cuts in front of you driving...  but i've been staying up late, and did i mention it? gettting up at 545,every.single.day.
but i dont want to be that drag-your-feet kind of person.  i want to be an up-and-at-em kinda girl!  so today i determined to kick the flesh into line with the spirit and i got us all organised for a walk to the beach.  now the beach is only about 200m from my house - but when you go with kids it becomes a small holiday.  towells - check.  water - check.  food-check.  sand play equipment - check. book - check.  mobile phone for emergency - check. dog-check.  hats, sunscreen and long shirts check, check check...

so off we trundled and within about 1 minute of being out in the sunshine i was instantly transformed from a drag-your-feet kind of girl into a click-your-heels kinda mumma!  it really was just what i needed.  and why (i continually asked myself) dont we do this every single day because this is just so magic- i dont know (NB if found asking this same question to self, re-read first para above).  and, well perhaps it could also be the fact that i have to push the two peeps in a pram up a very steep hill...   anyway...

i was so in love with the day and we were having such fun frolicking on teh beach and in the water that i completely fogot to take any photos until we started our walk home.  so here's my walk in reverse...

here's our own private lagoon - well, it was today!  When th etide is out - as in this morning, the reef forms a gorgeous protected swimming area just perfect for the kids and a dog who doesn't like swimming all that much.  did i say how perfect it is down here?  ...

here's my walking track along the beach...here's the two peeps in the pram that i push up the hill on the way home.  it's one of those that can get towed behind a bike, but i'm not sure what would be worse, trying to ride a bike up the hill, or pushing the pram up the hill...now this photo is VERY deceptive.  this is the hill, and trust me, it is a VERY STEEP HILL.  you cant see it - honestly, it is!and when you get to the top of the hill and turn back to face the way you've just come, this is what you see (facing due west off the coast)


and then facing due east - is the Chapman Valley - another beautiful sight - esp in winter when it's oh so green.  and my house is just down on the left about 50 metres or so...

so there you have it folks.  the evolution from lazy bed rat to life-lover in a morning.  thank you sun for saving me today!
thanks for stopping by, x me

4 comments:

  1. Oh no - feeling guilty for being responsible for at least one of the LATE nights (but it was fun eh?!). I think you were standing outside my friend's house when you took the photo looking back down the hill towards the lagoon.
    Outside is always magic with small people AND Mumma's who need a bit of a lift.
    Love,
    Fee x

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  2. too gorgeous...

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  3. Hey m8! Haven't checked into you site in awhile, but glad to see you are happy and productive!! Keep grooving!! Michelle xox

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  4. Thanks so much for the comment. Oh by the way, how, oh how, do we buy your art? There's one for your 'FAQ' section!! ;)

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