Don't you find that a long weekend is such a tonic?
That extra day feels like a holiday. There is that feeling that work should be being done, a slightly guilty conscience. And then you remember that yes, it is Monday, but you can treat it like a Sunday.
No guilt required.
So even though I did get my computer out this morning, and contemplated my long list of to-dos, absolutely nothing was crossed off. It was too overwhelming. A family day was an altogether much more enticing prospect.
I downed tools, and Milly and I went and showed our support at the rally for keeping 'The Hobbit' in New Zealand. That felt like a positive thing to do.
And, after a less than positive day learning to ride her bike yesterday, Eva was up and away today.
Whew! Pedestrians on Oriental Bay are safe again.
The little girl in the pink helmet that was screaming & yelling at her father yesterday that she was only seven, and he was fifty three, and how could he possibly understand about learning to ride a bike, and she was going to fall off, and her helmet wasn't going to help when she broke her neck because it was only going to save her head, and all this before we even got to the end of our street, was indeed our Eva.
And to the poor family who scrambled incredibly quickly up on to the grass verge when yelled at (and I mean YELLED at) to 'MOVE OUT OF THE WAY' by the same little girl in the pink helmet, I hope the bruises aren't too bad today. You see, they got such a fright, and moved so quickly, and then turned to see who was yelling at them, and promptly all walked one after another straight into a tree. Trying to keep a straight face was an impossibility and everyone was falling about laughing - except Eva, who couldn't see the funny side in anything much yesterday.
Oh, the joys of learning to ride a bike. I remember my parents running madly up and down the road with me too. It must be a parent's rite of passage!
So, I hope you all had a lovely weekend also.
P.S Peony season is here! These beautiful blousey blooms can help banish all thoughts of computer woes from my head, or at least that's what I tell myself. Back to reality tomorrow.Pin It