I get up when Graham does, and either go for an early run in the forest, or sit outside with a cup of coffee and Radio 4. The weather is still mild and sunny, and there is no structure to our days. The children wake up whenever they feel like it - anywhere between 8am and 10am. I still marvel at this - the early hours of the morning when they are still asleep reminds me of naptime when they were babies. Such a stillness and anticipation in the house!
|Early morning sunshine on the windowbox|
Maybe we'll all hang around the house reading and baking, maybe we'll go to the farm and pick fruit. Maybe Cam will head out to meet up with friends. Maybe Olivia will spend all day drawing and listening to Capital FM. Maybe I shall pick up my cross-stitch, or maybe I shall knit a bit more sock. I love not knowing, and I love not planning (much).
Most of all I love being still and relaxed, after what feels like a whole year of running around and being busy. These are good times.