Monday, June 14, 2010

14th June - the World looks better when THOSE big jobs are complete


My reports are finished. Well almost.... more than not.... enough that I felt quite relaxed 'having a day off'.

After the initial disappointment of discovering that, once again, I had been overlooked on the Queen's Birthday Honour List .... (another year without Dame Kellie, OBE / AO ... any letters really), I decided to make the most of today.

It was Wayne's turn to be chained to the computer, so I bundled the kids into the car and we headed off to do some school scoping for Nigsie. They are moving over soon, so the hunt is on for schools.

We stopped for lunch.
The obligatory Adelaide Hills apple.
Listened to the Footy ... and shared Melbourne's disappointment (so close).
Stopped at ovals.
Stopped at playgrounds.

Just stopped.

And everything looked better.
You notice small things when you are relaxed.
Your mind is free to appreciate them, to wonder in them.

Like Autumn Leaves.

"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."
Sydney J Harris

1 comment:

  1. So true! I hate those looming deadlines, but the sense of satisfaction beats everything!