Friday, 11 September 2015

One Weekend



It's Friday, Friday, Friday! It took me a ridiculously substantial amount of time after going back to work five days a week to realise that I was working five days a week, and that it was thus acceptable to feel the Friday feeling. First full week back done.

There are wild strawberries up that tree out there. This is not to imply that they have no homework, oh no. But it is not raining, it is not cold and it is not yet (completely) dark and there are two very happy wild strawberries up that tree.
Did you hear David Nicholl on Bookclub this week? He was lovely. He talked about how his title for One Day would have been St Swithin's Day, but that the marketing panel had insisted on One Day. It makes me think tonight of the one weekend we have each week, and of how life moves on slightly each time we put school uniforms into the washing machine, put away the lunch-boxes and breathe.

We're breathing with Brownies tonight. The fabulous Niqi was incredibly clearing out some scales and now they live with us. As does her little black stove, which currently gives gracious home to the tomato plant and will very soon give gracious heat to homework sessions. Cooking Catherine's bread machine lives with us too. We're most accommodating here at the Meadowplace! Hospitality as a sign of the Kingdom- obedient living which Europe seems to be embracing in a much less facetious way than us.  Bon weekend x

7 comments:

Kezzie said...

I'm glad your strawberries are enjoying this God-given late Summer (refusing to mention, acknowledge or condone the A word yet). The Friday feeling is very much true and present, enjoy some rest!!x

Pom Pom said...

Tree climbers = precious! Don't worry about homework until absolutely necessary.

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I'm happy to hear you're accommodating--I hope one day to be accommodated by you. Happy Friday! Now that school is back in session, I'm enjoying the feeling of having earned my weekend.

xofrances

Lisa Richards said...

Weekends off are a real luxury! Enjoy every moment!
I hope the wild strawberries have nice weather for more tree climbing. Have a restful weekend. :)

Betty Wood Fairy said...

lovely to be climbing trees, that's what I would like to be doing!

M.K. said...

Ah, you and I are both dong the back-to-work thing. It's not easy. When your kids are in the school years, it's hard to see that each day (as you say) is one more step to their departure into their own lives. It seems to take forever, but all those steps make a full journey, a meaningful journey that can make you cry when it's over. Enjoy each weekend, and each day :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mags, thank you for giving useful things a new home. My sister and brother toss things into the landfill and that makes me KRAZY. they would at least find someone to take them.