Yesterday I lived through a Twilight Zone morning. The children came into our room early, nothing unusual there, then insisted we stay in our room for at least four or five hours. I immediately thought of all the laundry needing doing, empty fridge that needed filling and dog that needed walking. But when I was allowed to sneak away to grab my sketch book and crochet all the "needs" were forgotten and I became very happy with being locked away. Cups of tea were delivered to us along with T's homemade oatmeal cookies for breakfast, things really couldn't get any better.
About three hours later hubby and I were released to a clean house. A house cleaned by our two children, vacuumed and all. They were so proud of themselves, but not more proud than me. What brought on this treat? I try not to question, just enjoy - questioning might break the spell. Honestly, often just asking a child to put away a pair of shoes around here is tantamount to asking for a kidney.
All very weird and wonderful.
School resumes on Monday so back to busy days. Today though we woke to a sunny morning so I hung out a huge load of laundry and went for a long walk. Half-way through, the clouds moved in and soaked me and of course the laundry I'd hung out.
The picture above and following are a few images from my walk.
The fields are so stony I'm amazed anything flourishes here; mainly grains are grown in these parts. Some of the pieces of flint are as big as my boots.
Can you spot my little friend in the last photo?
Hope your weekend has been weird and wonderful too!
P.S. Gracie has a nice picture of our morning sunshine on her blog.
One more P.S. Did you watch late night re-runs of classic Twilight Zones when you were younger too? I had no choice, two older brothers controlled the remote. I think I'd appreciate them much more now.