Wednesday, 24 September 2008
A little time alone
Hasn't this been a truly beautiful Autumn so far, made all the more so by the desperate need to see some sunshine after the dire summer. The lanes are almost groaning under the weight of berries and our children seem to have permanantly stained faces from gorging on blackberries. Mr Davey is back late tonight and I have to say it has been really rather lovely looking after my brood alone, but only because it has been for a limited time. I know how hard it is by yourself having done it for far too long before. Still, a change is good and we are all excitd about Daddy's return.
Of course, Lucy-Lu reverted to type, spending the last two nights snuggled up in her mamma's bed in case I should 'feel lonely without Daddy'. So lovely to cuddle up to this warm little bundle squirrelled away under the covers like my very own teddy bear and to see her as she wakes in the morning. Mia Isabella has been vocal in her disgust that Daddy is absent and has been heard to shout 'not 'till workin'' whenever I have tried to explain, her curly head practically shaking with disbelief and a suspicious look in her eye as though I have hidden him away just to annoy her.
The last two evenings I have been completely alone once the two littles were asleep as the older ones have been taking themselves on visits all over the country. This brought its own special pleasure as I have always been very happy in my own company (bit of a joke as it happens about once every ten years, but I really am quite an independent soul) and really enjoyed the chance to do as I want for a while. Unfortunately, this also resulted in me taking this ludicrous photo as I was having a bad leg day and needed to check they were acceptable before I took them out for the day. This is what happens when you are left alone you know...sigh.
Back to saner things ... the fire was lit early, wine close to hand and a pile of sewing close by - bliss. Would have been even better if sheer tiredness didn't always have to spoil things so that by 8 o'clock I am slumped like a ragdoll in the wonderful heat of the crackling fire and close to comatose on one small glass of wine. Hey ho, I did get some sewing completed and actually have the beginnings of a pile of stock to stow away which is so lovely for me to see.
So, looking forward to another evening of the same before my dear chap is home again and life returns to its usual tenor of films and games and much laughter...and I wouldn't swap it for worlds.
Have a beautiful, sunny Wednesday xx
P.S. The apple is a Cornish Aromatic and it tastes gorgeou - just thought you might like to know.
P.P.S. I know I have used the pic of a rosehip before but I love it and it is so beautiful if you click on it to enlarge - kind of lifts the sprits really x