Daylight savings has begun again.
I woke up at 4am and changed the clock in my room.
Read for a while and then slept on till around 7am.
Sunday morning began like a real Spring day should.
It was calm, warm and sunny.
So after my spa I ditched my socks and slippers and my jersey and found some lighter clothes and dug out my jandals from the cupboard.
Got busy in the study sorting out stuff as we will be leaving home in a few days and I don’t want to leave a mess behind.
There will be enough of a ‘mess’ of paperwork to come home to after nearly a month away.
That is daunting enough to want to cancel my tickets ;-/
I had to have a serious talk with Azzan & Mahalia.
So that changed the mood of the morning a tad.
Azzan came back to see me later and was debating the purpose of life.
He was in one of his morbid moods again.
Life is not worth living stuff.
So I told him my views and said he was not going to change mine & he was quite able to make up his own mind without trying to change mine, and that if he wanted to debate it all he would have to find someone different as I had a headache just even contemplating it all!
He is really heavy going when he gets his intense moods on.
Down the track a couple of hours, the day had changed and it got quite cool again and by lunch time it was decidedly chilly.
Seb was out checking mussels and taking samples before heading to town.
Anson was off hunting with Jonny.
They got a couple of pigs so were very happy.
Josh, Kate and the boys zoomed in in their boat around midday.
My we are having a social weekend 🙂
It was lovely to have them here for a catch up time.
Azzan got the lego bin down for Nathan & Ryan to play with but I think they were more entertained by him and his juggling sticks.
I made a large dish of macaroni cheese – added feta, sun dried tomatoes, silver beet and parsley.
It was the absolute best I have ever made, and it got devoured 🙂
Jesika made cheese toasties and we had plenty of couscous from the previous day.
Nathan & Ryan had made a tray of brownie which went down very well for dessert – thanks boys 🙂
We got both fires cranked up as it was too cool so we got the house lovely and cosy.
So cosy that Jonny spent most of the arvo like this!
I figure that is what holidays & Sunday afternoons are about – esp when you have been burning the midnight oil and doing lots of hunting etc during the days 😉
He was out to it for several hours.
I was weary so once Josh & Kate went off with Anson & Marah to visit The Croft I got my book and stretched out by the fire beside Jonny.
Madeline came round to see Mahalia.
They were rather overjoyed to see each other – it’s been a while since the kids have been up here.
Then George & Oliver appeared.
They had kayaked up.
Louisa walked around to visit.
I got my knitting out and got heaps done while we talked.
In fact I am now up to casting off the hood – just have to google how to do it as they are talking some sort of knitting gibberish that I cannot understand!
They say to use kitchener stitch or the three-needle bind-off technique.
For a basic knitter like me that is totally foreign language – thank goodness for online tutorials!
Very soon the kids were all swimming, spa pooling, swimming and back to the spa – many times over.
Totally mental – the sea is so cold!
And each time Louisa tried to get a photo they would all yell ‘Photo!’ and quickly turn to face the opposite direction 🙂
They had loads of noisy fun and were all like a jar of pickled prunes by the time they eventually got themselves dried and dressed.
Mahalia had made a pen on the lawn for Olly but it was too small and he was going absolutely psycho – racing around getting really upset and tearing up the lawn, so I had to call her up to let him go.
He took off up the hill like a scalded dingo!!
The boys headed home in their kayak before it got too late.
The other kids went off to play up in Pine Huts.
Louisa stayed until it was almost dark and then rounded up her chick and headed home.
All this time Shoshannah was in her room talking on phone or doing whatever 16 year old girls do in their rooms 😉
She wasn’t into swimming etc!
We had left overs for dinner.
Too tired to think any further than that, and there were plenty to use up.
Crashed into bed around 9pm.
Which yesterday was actually 10pm so no wonder we are tired.
I am having real trouble during the waking and drifting off to sleep hours.
I curl up on my side of the bed and try to not think of the empty space behind me, but my body won’t listen.
My stomach is just knotted up, my limbs won’t stop moving or get comfortable and I’m feeling so restless and anxious.
During the day the restlessness is there but not so apparent as I can keep busy.
But at night in bed it is the worst time 😦