What a week!It is the seventh day in June.The weather is typically glorious purely because
the state exams have begun and will continue for the rest of the month.
I believe there are only two years
out of the last 23 when this did not happen.
Last summer being the most
recent.Who remembers last summer?
Abysmal.Crops failed and everything.
It’s looking pretty good at the moment.In fact, we have had 5 days of continuous
Some are saying enjoy it while
it lasts; this is our 5 day summer.
The sun is beating down.The kids are wearing shorts to school. My
feet have heat rash.There is hay fever
in the house.The kids won’t eat
anything I have cooked because it is too hot to eat.They are spending a lot of time outside
playing.I am spending a lot of time lying
in wait as they try to sneak out of the house with filled bottles of water.
They are sleeping really well at night.
It’s a total pain applying sun block
and then having to bath them each and every night to remove sticky dust and
dirt from their skins.
The fact that they are not eating
much during the day means as sure as eggs are eggs, once it is time for bed,
cries of “I’m hungry” start up.
Another total pain in the bum.
And yet, not one person has
complained it is too hot and a bit of rain would be lovely.
I admit to needing a siesta most days
There is unadulterated joy at having
the windows open and a breeze kissing my face when I reach the top of the
landing.The decadence of leaving them
open at night.
The kids sleeping in short sleeves
and bare legs.
Ice cream, fruit, smoothies and
sandwiches for mealtimes.
A refreshing, soothing dip in the
swimming pool this evening.
The one and only downside of this
fabulous weather was this morning.I stepped
on the scales and was promptly told I gained four and a half pounds this week.
Honestly no idea how.I’ve been running regularly, there were no
heavy meals and lots of fluids.
Utterly disgusted I sat down to strap
on my sandals. They refused to fit.No amount of tugging and pulling worked.I had to open them and release each strap by
flat feet.What a combo.
On the upside, I will be four and a
half pounds lighter next week.