I'm enjoying a slow start to this Monday morning -- reading blogs, reading the latest from Ukraine. I'm drinking coffee and looking out at the drizzle while Miss S brings me pieces from her puzzles. It was one of those weekends that need to be recovered from. Instead of lounging at home with a tummy full of pancakes and a tall stack of story books, I was up bright and early on Saturday morning to volunteer at the high school Provincial Debate Tournament. The weekend also included a late night chatting with out of town friends and our regular Sunday morning commitments at church. It was all enjoyable, even exhilarating, reminiscent of a different life stage and some joys and sorrows past.
Life is a little simpler now and a lot slower, centred on family and home. It's also a season, one that will be gone before I know it, so I'm enjoying the opportunity to start my Monday slowly.
Switching topics, these pictures were taken late last week when very spring-like weather beckoned us to the beach. We walked along the rocky shore, watching seabirds circle and swoop. Miss S coined a sound effect for the slight splash and bob when a seagull lands on the water -- Boing! We waded in to the tops of our gum boots and ignored the evil eye cast by parents of less suitably clad children who did the same. Spring was here for a full afternoon.