Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Quite Early One Morning.

I took a short walk down the garden, and contemplated the arrival of Winter.


I took a few minutes to pause and breathe and wonder.

A few moments in which to gather myself.

To let go of the whirlwind of chaotic madness that took over my life for the last few days.

The running round chasing my tail driving endless forking out meeting needs hugs and kisses bumped knees shouting laughing toast and jam soup fireside stories bedtime waking up time bath time homework washing clothes friends coffee driving nagging nursing hugging walking breathing dreaming loving...
driving
driving
driving...


Yes. Jay is away again. And someone always gets sick!

Roll on the weekend...

19 comments:

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Life.
At least there's toast and jam.

Susan said...

Hope all is well now, Ciara, and that peace reigns once again. Susan

Mimi said...

Aw, hope he's back soon, which means all will be well and recovered again.
And still your words are calming in this madness that has enveloped our poor little country. That wind howling outside is not just a weather one.

Kerry O'Gorman said...

Glad you found time to post...I love the photo of the little kiddie car on the grass. Keep well.

Rebecca S. said...

I love the little red smartcar in the frosty yard - we used to have one, too.
Glad you found a moment to check in with the new season :) Peace.

Stephanie V said...

The wee car says it all: driving madly in circles looking to get out of the roundabout. Hope that you are soon two again and all has calmed down.

Sara said...

I hope you can find more moments in your hectic schedule to pause and breathe and wonder.

I was talking to a friend of mine the other day and she mentioned that every time her husband goes out of town, one of her children or herself gets sick too.

Take care friend. xx

Gemma Mortlock said...

Wonderful photo's again Ciara.
Indeed roll on the weekend (apparently we are to expect 0degree temperatures so wrap up :)
Gem
x

Martin H. said...

Toast and jam, hot soup, fireside stories. A beautiful antidote to the bleak jewels of Winter.

Sadhbh said...

How on earth did that starfish get into the grass? Surely the sea hasn't been that wild?! Take care Ciara x

jaboopee said...

ciara bocht ! i see lots of silver linings on those clouds ..a fitting photo for your "driven" despair
we had that little car too...i remember the intital endless fun he had in repeatedly just getting in and out of it .. ahh....you've brought me back in time now...

Milla said...

Oh thank you for your sweet comment! It seems that your life is quite miraculous, so there. Nostalgia is the best of illnesses and I'm a sufferer as well. ;)I look forward to following your adventures here. Blessings, Milla

Charlie and Caroline said...

I love that photo, too, of the child's car on the lawn. Absolutely perfect with those wispy clouds. I don't know another blog that has such perfect real-life photos. We had exactly that car and it eventually fell apart, but before that it played a great part in some fabulous adventures and -since we live on a hill- a few scrapes and bruises, too. X

Kato said...

Your pictures are amazing. And yes, life...it does get in the way of breathing, thinking, knowing....

swedishouse said...

Hej Ciara

I LOVE your photo too...
Isn't the morning, when the house is still sleeping, just a wonderful time to, just be... be still...and watch and listen, reflect and prepare...for the comings and goings of another day?
I hope you have a rest from driving sooooon...
Stay warm and cosy by the fire, TOAST n JAM sounds good too ;-)
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

P.S. Ciara lovely *to meet you* too, thanks for your lovely comments too, I have been following you for a while now, we both lucky to win the Pedlars voucher, within a week of each other, that's how I discovered your fantastic blog ;-) I LOVE your lyrical writing and photo's are magical and evocative of happy childhood days and past-times, thanks for sharing Lisa's blog too.
I LOVE the sea. x

Dreamfarm Girl said...

Love the starfish in the grass. Startling.

Ciara said...

Thanks all for your sweet comments. Life is returning to normal, but still rather hectic. Hope to be back to blogging very soon. C x

Tracey said...

My husband leaves town seldom, but everytime he does someone gets sick. How does he manage to avoid it everytime? I

am sorry about the illness. BUt busy can be good. There is no time for moping.

Happy birthday. I am glad you are having a lovely time away from blogging, and I am so sad you and your friend gave up on blackberry crimes. I am loving those posts.

The Dirt Dude said...

That is beautiful, Ciara.