Tuesday, July 17, 2012

back to school








The alarm went off at six this morning. I managed to press snooze until a quarter to seven. Of course there was a blanket of frost and fog just making it that little bit harder to get out of bed. But nothing a strong coffee wouldn't fix. I was grateful that Daniel had put more wood on the fire before he left for work at the ungodly hour of four this morning.

 But there was no getting around the fact that the kids are back to school today. So I need to get my morning act a little more back together. Lunches to pack, uniforms and early starts are part of my days again. Today there will be bedrooms to clean. Majorly clean. Although a part of me will miss the holidays, I have to admit that I'm kind of looking forward to the return of regular toddler naps and just a little quiet.


Wishing you all a pleasant (and perhaps quieter?) day.

16 comments:

Zara said...

A thick frost here today when I awoke today too.
Your view is lovely.
x

Melissa said...

Where did you score all that lovely green depression glass? I have started collecting some pieces but find it rather expensive most of the time. eBay have quite a bit of it but with postage included it puts the price up quite a bit. I see some at antique dealers here (in Tassie) but they also bang up the price.
Love your collection :)

Jacq from JaxFancy said...

I had work yesterday, so today is all peace and quiet at home.....all by myself! I can hear the birds!

The Teaching Of Thom said...

Ahhhh yes I use to be the one saying OMG I can't wait for school to go back.....especially for the silence and the chance to hear my own thoughts for just a bit

carly said...

It's wonderful isn't it? I have no children as they are all off being tired out and educated by playtime and schooling. It is wonderful. I walked this morning without having to stop my little one from puddle splashing. All the fun little quirky things can grate on one after a while. I will miss them by next week, but in the meantime, peace at last!

Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

brrrr it looks cold, but in a beautiful way.
Have a lovely day with little Violet. :)

Serena said...

@Melissa: Don't know where in Tassie you are but if you're up North try the Somerset op shop- last time I was there they had some nice green glass pieces.

Veronica said...

it looks so cold where you are. no more complaining from me of a morning seeing that thick frost around you. yes, levi is back at school today and penny with mum...busy mornings once again. hope your kids have a happy first day back. xo

yardage girl said...

It's the first day back here too ~ it's quiet and I can get some work done, but I would swap it any day for more holidays with my boy.

sascedar said...

your place looks so so cold, but the log fire must be so lovely. i actually fist-pumped as i drove away from school this morning. so looking forward to getting into a daily routine in the new place. enjoy the peace ;)sarah

Brenda @ Mira Narnie said...

wonderful photos of that fog!!! yes, back to school! i miss the holiday "no routine" too but i guess it's nice always wanting more, as then we look forward to the next lot of holidays!!! many happy quiet days to you xx

Jode said...

We had the rolling fog too...makes one just want to stay in bed doesn't it? I was actually enjoying having my teen around the house to help with the twins during the holidays but i must admit i was getting a little weary of being a taxi service as well!!!
I do like getting back to our little routine though...hope you enjoy your day and especially naptime!

Morgan said...

On the opposite side of the world, I just have to wait another day until Wednesday when I will have both my girls home for seven weeks of summer holidays! I know the feeling you have now, and I will be having similar thoughts come September, but for now, I am looking forward to doing things with them as you have been doing with yours. Mine are older, at 12 and 15, and will both have birthdays to celebrate in August during the holidays so we are hoping for some decent weather here so that we can do some outdoor things.

Christina Lowry said...

You know, I don't think we have had a single frost this year. And though bothersome to plants and chilly to humans, frosty mornings are quite charming aren't they? Lovely photos. :)

theoldmilkcan said...

Lovely frosty morning shots - and it was nice to hear about a little bit of your morning.
I was the same...I got out of bed at a sort of holiday time and realised I had yet to make lunches and organise kids...so got up a little earlier yesterday and a little earlier again today. I'm trying to ease my body out of holiday jet lag (minus the jet).

Tania said...

@Melissa - I started collecting these about 10 years ago when I saw them for a bargain price in op shops or markets. Some pieces are chipped, hence the cheap price. Though I haven't added any to the collection in the past few years as they are now either very hard to find or else very expensive.