My day began bright and early. The sky was extraordinary. Lifting the blinds, I saw a quarter of a rainbow seemingly hopping from one puffy cloud to another like something out of a Care Bears cartoon. I thank a combination of Kieran and Chilli for the prize of witnessing the sunrise. I had gotten lazy over the last two months and would often get out of bed pretty late. I had been known to wear my jammies through lunch.
It was the twins first day of their final year of preschool which meant that it was my first full day back to work in roughly 8 weeks. Gemma had helped pack all three school lunches the evening before and with back packs stuffed full of extra clothes and sun hats, we were ready for the routine to begin again. It wasn’t long before it was time for me to stop working and collect everyone. Thank goodness summer lingers with her long evenings so the kids can still play outside when they get home. It is a nice way to blend the end of the holidays and the start of the school year.
As I was cleaning the kitchen, I looked up and realized that Melbourne was offering her gorgeous light again. Sometimes it is just for a few moments and then that “something special” is gone, so I ran and grabbed my camera. I did not even have time to clean Clover’s face. This is her, often quite dishevelled, but at the same time, angelic. It is a charming mix.
And the light… peach, gold and with hints of blue. It was dim yet bright at the same time. I love things that are interesting mixtures. It keeps life exciting.
I adore being with my kids, but it also felt great to finally get back to work. I want to be up early and I miss being deeply involved in my projects. Like the crazy light, I need the blend of both sides of me.