Wednesday, 19 May 2010
Honestly, if all my weeks were like this, life would be pretty blissful. So far this week has felt pretty close to perfect.
Joel's been working terribly long hours lately, and to be honest, we're all feeling it. I think we're probably a bit draining for him to come home to, so desperate are we all for a piece of his attention. He decided last week that no matter what, he was taking today off, to spend some time with me.
He did reading at Alexander's school today, and Xander performed particularly well for his Daddy. Then he stayed and did a special talk for Alexander's class (and the one next door). They are learning all about insects at the moment, so Joel was able to sit with them. He had planned it to be a quick 10 or 15 minute thing, but they had so many questions for him that they kept him for over an hour!
While he was doing that, I was lucky enough to be having coffee with one of my girlfriends. It was lovely to catch up. The four of us are pretty inseperable, so sometimes it's nice to have a little one on one time as well, so that we can get to know each other and establish individual relationships.
He then stole me away and we had a picnic at one of our favourite parks. The intention was to pack a thermos of coffee, a blanket, some cushions and a book each. Couldn't for the life of me find the thermos. Left the book at home. But the day was beautiful.
I lay on our blanket, my head in my husbands lap and could barely get the lazy, contented smile off my face. I stared up at a perfect cornflower blue sky and for once there wasn't a cloud in sight. For someone always wishing for rain, I was surprisingly glad for this beautifully clear day, and loved the warmth of the sun on my face. I stared up at the sky and the deep green of the pine trees that remind me so of my childhood and let the moment settle into my bones. The only sound I heard other than the crows was my husband telling me how much he loved me, and that he was missing us as much as we miss him. His hand worked gently through my hair and I was so relaxed I was like jello. He kissed me, so softly at first, but so intently that we didn't stay long.
We rushed home and were even able to sneak in a nap before Joel left to do the school/daycare run (leaving me to sleep more, lucky girl that I am).
After homework, Joel and Xander snuggled up on the sofa and Joel relived his childhool while they watched an old Superman movie (number 3, I think). Sammy and I lay on my bed and had a tickle fest with a LOT of (snotty) kisses mixed in.
All in all, a beautiful day. And it's hump day, so it's all downhill from here.