Thursday, September 07, 2006

A perfect moment

Summer has been having a final fling this last few days and yesterday was a perfect late summer day. We were able to do some of our schoolwork outside in the garden (a good location for Star to fly around on an imaginary flying carpet wearing a bicycle helmet while I read Story of the World to her ... but I digress). After lunch I took the laptop out to the swing seat and read blogs while Little Cherub sat cooing at Star's bright pink and purple petunias (Star has managed to keep two tubs of flowers alive through the entire summer. As someone who can kill any plant in short order through lack of water this impresses me hugely ...oops! another digression!). After a while I realised what a perfect day it was, switched of the laptop and just sat and enjoyed the moment. Blue sky, green trees with just a hint of autumn yellow, silence broken only by the slight hum of cars, the cooing of a wood pigeon and at one point rather rudely by a very loud propellor plane (where did that come from?). Little Cherub sat awake and happy on my lap, and I drank it all in and thanked God for my many blessings.

Disclaimer: I'd like to say that while I was enjoying my little bit of peaceful perfection outside Angel and Star were enjoying their free time with a good book, productive craft work or some other suitably CM-ish activity. They weren't. They were watching a twaddly DVD.


Theresa said...

Sounds wonderful!I just love early fall!

Kristin said...

Way to "live in the moment"! And I like your disclaimer! Thanks for sharing!!!