Oh, am I glad it's Friday. This week has been bonkers. Life is pretty hectic at the moment, but this week seemed extra rushed and I am glad it's over so I can sit here for a few minutes and look back and reflect.
1. Blue skies are my first happy. Lots of clear skies this week and warmer temperatures too. It almost felt summery! I do love it when it's warm. Wednesday was John's day off and we went for a run together first thing then, later in the morning, had coffee in the garden. Time to pause and chat, time to admire the flowers and bees. It was probably the last proper conversation we had, we seem to take turns to be in and go out, just exchanging information and kisses as we pass. We might actually have another proper conversation on Sunday night.
2. Doors wide open, curtains flapping, fresh breezes blowing through the house.
3. Plants bought for £1 in the school plant sale. It's not so much the plant (nasturtium?) that makes me happy as the school. A school that grows it's own produce, has a kitchen garden, a woodland area and chickens. That's worth more to me than any Ofsted report or league table.
4. Cloud watching. Bear with me on this one. The sky this week has sometimes looked like this: a deep blue with lots of small, scudding puffy clouds, some dazzlingly white and darker grey ones too. It's been a week of interesting skies and changeable weather.
On Tuesday afternoon is suddenly grew very dark, very quickly. We were getting ready to take Bella somewhere so I went outside to bring the washing in.
The sky in front of me made me stop. You could see the clouds actually gathering.
I did shudder a little, it felt so oppressive - spooky almost. My instinct was to get inside quickly but instead of getting the washing in, I ran back inside for the camera. Interesting clouds, like sunsets, must be photographed. It's the blogging law.
I mean, look at that sky. It's got an Old Testament feel about it, like there should be a finger pointing from the heavens.
Anyway, I got the washing inside in time you'll be relieved to know, but I was glad I saw that sky, glad I had the camera, glad I had time to take a photo and mostly glad I have a place to record and share things like this.