Finally felt as though I had a day I deserved. Got up and took my time getting ready. Put my newly washed Ebay bargain top on and felt good in it. Went to Southland and did some retail therapy, not much but enough to keep me happy. Then I got home and had lunch (1.45pm) and at about 3.45 I made S come for a bike ride with me down to Centre Road, Bentleigh. Then after S had a pie and melting moment - which kind of offsets the healthy benefits of the bike ride - we then rode about another 4 or 5 kms through a park and then home. He whinged the last 5 minutes of the ride, then whinged because I made him take the bike through the house and out the back (instead of dumping it in my front room), he whinged about being hot then finally stopped after he had a drink. I know he enjoyed it but I am not sure if he knows as yet.
As for me, I love getting on the bike and just enjoying the cold Winter air. It was sunny and cold and the smell of open fireplaces was drifting around. We went past a florist and there were jonquils for sale and I could smell the sweetness of them. People were mowing their lawns and the sound of the mower seems to validate what we do as humans. When we got home I asked S to take a picture of me on the bike that K built for me. The front yard is looking happy now that it the air is moist and the ground cool. Very soon I think I shall finally plant out all of the bare space in the yard and that will almost finish it for Spring. I need to refurbish the vegetable patch and plant some Winter greens. I am so looking forward to planting tomatoes this year. I have planted two apple trees in it but it will not be until next year that I see any results. Nice crisp apples from the garden sound so delicious.
K is at a music job again and S is watching The Simpsons. He watched Terminator 2 and 3 today, sat in his pj's and did not get dressed until I came home from shopping. What a bad mother I am!!!
I am about to tidy my bedroom and make the very messy bed and basically just potter around and get ready for the busy week ahead. This weekend I made such an effort to get my head back into a focused state that I am feeling at peace once more. Sometimes though, we do need to go through a hard patch mentally to be able to see what we have to do to get to a better place. If you didn't, well, how could you grow as a human being? I should ask a bogan that question.