Today I am wondering if Veronica is really Ronald. The kids keep telling me that she is a he and that the cock a doodle doo-ing is coming from her, not Smokey.
Today I am looking at those impressive tail feathers! Who would have thought there would be such gender confusion, but this is Daylesford so I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Ronald just doesn't seem to suit him/her, perhaps we'll stick with Veronica, it's more glamourous anyway.
Today I'm considering how many cups of tea are too many.
Today my big school girl is home as she has every Wednesday off school for the first six weeks. She's been drinking chocolate milk, playing with her dolls, taking close up photo's of chooks, making a bed for her kitty and is happy to dag around in her pj's all day.
Today I thinking about my precious baby girl who is entering the whole new big world of school. It's been a wobbly start and I worry that no one will run to hold her hand at play time. My darling one who loves to spin and dance and imagine a whole world of make believe must now learn to sit and listen and negotiate the school yard and new friendships.
Today I am thinking about Charlotte who is heading to Melbourne tomorrow, destined for a big new journey of her own. Together we will pack the car full of everything that is her and drive down to her new life. Another adjustment, another transition, another baby bird learning to fly.
Today I'm aware that it's been a big couple of weeks around here, that I'm still not quite back on track after being ill, that it takes time to settle into new classrooms, to new adventures, to process & recover from a complicated issue with a good friend.
Today I'm letting myself feel how I feel, and am not judging myself or others. I'm looking out the window at my chookies pecking and fluffing about, other tiny birds flying down for a drink from the pond. I'm hearing Rosie's excited voice calling my name, I'm thinking of all that I have to be grateful for.
And lastly I'm thinking of last night when I helped Billy & Lucy with their homework and chatted with them about their new teacher and some of the challenges they are facing as they grow up. As I tucked Lucy in and held her close she said "Mum, if you were a god, you'd be the god of love." In that moment, my heart was so full and happy. A moment to treasure forever.
Hope your world is full of such moments too,
see you soon lovely friends xo