Outside my window… the sky is grey, muting the last of the summer sun, and there is the slightest chill on the air, promising autumn. The world teeters; ready to fall. The pause between the intake of breath and the exhale.
I am thinking… that it is a strange thing to long for autumn, to long for a season which brings endings. But I do. I love to watch the world turn slowly to flame as the nights draw in. It is the season of coming home.
I am thankful… that no matter how dark the night or how unlikely it seems that the sun will rise again, it always does.
In the kitchen… ingredients wait to be peeled and chopped and sautéd and simmered into the first pie of the season – perfect final meal of the summer holidays.
I am wearing… a Hogwarts t-shirt and sweater, jeans, and cosy fox socks.
I am creating… an illustrated collection of poetry (and maybe some short stories too).
I am going… back to work tomorrow and, unlike most at the end of a holiday, I’m looking forward to it. There are exciting things afoot and even thought I’m a little daunted by the challenges ahead I hope it is going to be a good year.
I am wondering… why we are so afraid.
I am reading… The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie, The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Millar, The Less Than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote by Dan Micklethwaite.
I am praying for… calm.
I am hoping… for a restful night’s sleep and a positive start to the academic year.
I am looking forward to… a cosy evening with my love.
I am learning… that in some things I still have a long way to go. I am also learning that that is ok and that I will get there in the end.
Around the house… there are some freshly painted rooms and the sort of busy, sawdusty chaos to be found wherever shelves are being built. Our little home is looking decidedly lovely.
I am pondering… everything and nothing.
A favourite quote for today…
“As you think, so shall you be.”
One of my favourite things… is curling up under a blanket with a good book or a good film and forgetting the world for a bit.
A few plans for the rest of the week: Have a productive couple of days setting up for the new school year; deliver my first presentation as Whole School Literacy Co-ordinator (preferably without incident!); visit the kitchen showroom to look at potential new kitchens; contact our local vet.
A peek into my day…