Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Finally, a break.
I opened my eyes to this amazing Sunrise this morning and instead of getting up I just stayed in bed and looked out the bedroom window at the view. The Pianoman left for work and the kids finally resorted to getting their own breakfast. I stayed where I was until 9am and only really got up because I was getting hungry.
I realised it was the first day since we arrived home 3 and a half months ago that I didn't have to do anything, go anywhere, or be anywhere. No plans whatsoever. No lunches to make, no school drop-offs. No activities. No sports. No groceries to do. No appointments. No more boxes to unpack. Nothing. I might even surprise the Pianoman and have a day where I don't rearrange a single bit of furniture.
We are finally on School holidays after a very long Term 1 and I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to having a break from the day-to day routine for the next 2 weeks. I may eat my words by the end of the school holidays but for now I'm appreciating having everyone here at home with not a single thing planned. I might even get around to doing a "Settling In Post". Since the big kids started School just 2 days after moving here I really feel like we just jumped right in without a proper settling in period and haven't stopped ever since. We're all a bit exhausted and ready for a break.
For those that don't know, Tasmania is still on a school system consisting of 3 Terms, which I distinctly remember New South Wales ditching in the 80's. We are switching to 4 Terms next year to be in line with the rest of the country. I don't really have an opinion on the 3 or 4 Term thing - it's the same number of learning days regardless. However, as the kids seem to get tired and cranky at the end of a Term, I do wonder whether next year we will be subjected to 4 periods of such crankiness instead of 3. A similar phenomenon seemed to happen on our trip around Australia. Regardless of whether we were driving for 2 hours of 10 hours, the wheels always seemed to fall off in the last 5 minutes of a journey - "When are we there?", "I'm hungry", "Are we there yet?".
So the last couple of weeks have been a bit of a blur with all the end of Term things happening and I literally opened my laptop now thinking it had only been a week since I last posted but it appears I have been a lot slacker than I thought. Please forgive me! I think it's OK to have these unplanned little computer breaks. I actually have lots of news to share but this Post is already long and boring enough so I'll sign off now. I'm looking forward to catching up on all your news.
What have you all been doing? Do you get lovely sunrises or sunsets in your part of the world? Do you love when school holidays come around but then quietly rejoice when the kids go back to School?