Thursday, May 26, 2011
Whilst the Wintery weather has certainly settled in a little ahead of schedule, we have also experienced a good dose of rain and wind over the past few days. Bringing the "chill factor" much lower than the home weather station suggests. My take on the weather forecast? 10 degrees celsius...feels like 4.
But I'm not one to get overly hung up on the weather. I generally embrace the chill and enjoy the indoor coziness. But day after day of overcast mixed with drizzle, wind and washing that won't dry, and your mood can get a bit...well, grey.
Yesterday I went into town and did the weekly grocery shop and countless errands that needed to be done (with the odd nappy change and breastfeeds thrown in). All while dodging wind and drizzle. So, I arrived home rather exhausted, but pressed on and put away all the groceries, made a batch of no knead bread and then drove to pick up the elder two from school.
And then I learned that Daniel was held up at work overnight due to the rain and would not be coming home. Not until this evening.
I really don't think I'm much good at this single parenting gig. After numerous sibling squabbles and quite a bit of voice raising, I was feeling a little over it all.
But when I finally had the benefit of a quiet house and all three little people asleep, I thought back to the day, and realized that even though it wasn't the pleasantest of days, it was really only little dramas in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes silence is the best medicine.
Thank goodness that today is a new day.