But the reason this view is so beautiful is really my state of mind....you see, I have a day off. One of those magical occurrences that as a homeschooling parent are truly rarer than hens teeth. Rarer than hens teeth dipped in diamonds sprinkled with moon dust! Don't get me wrong, I have a plethora of 'me time' (a phrase which I still find somewhat confusing - aren't we with ourselves all the time??), but is seems to come in the form of a few hours here, a night away with hubby there. Whereas today is a full 9 - 5 day all to myself.
I awoke and went for a swim at Pearl beach, watched pelicans fly in formation and walked around the rocks to bask in and salute the sun. I marvelled at the colour of the sandstone and thrilled to the sparkle of the light on the rippling water. I swam on my back and felt like I was 21 again swimming in the Mediterranean with all my life right here and now and nothing ahead but adventure and love.
Needless to say, Pearlie is my new favourite beach!
From there it was shower and a visit to my beautician for a quick wax and a slow massage. And now I am sitting at this uber funky and creative cafe 'The Glass Onion Society', Bob is singing 'Tangled up In Blue' and I have just lunched on a delicious roasted veggie and feta toastie.
My friend is coming to meet me for coffee and the cafe is surrounded by op shops and crafty stuff. My iced latte has just arrived and even this simple drink is bursting with freakin style.
I may well be dead!
Don't get me wrong, I adore my children. But I would be a martyr if I told you that I miss them right now. I love home schooling them, and every now and then I don't love homeschooling them and I am loving not homeschooling them today!
And I am even more smug in the knowledge that right now they are having one on one time with my friend who is a primary school teacher of the Mary Poppins academy. Having heaps of fun and learning tons I'm sure.
So I'm going to sit back, read Rolling Stone and enjoy my moment. It has already made me a better mother because every second I sit here I can feel my battery charging, my chi building and my cup filling.
So that's my answer to this card's question: