Wednesday 16 February 2011: The Bridging Blip ...
I told my littlest sister I would journal a Finlay-catch-up today, as she misses her nephew terribly, all the way down there in sunny Australia.
But I have realised I have two weeks worth of reading and homework to do before my parenting course tomorrow. Bugger!
Lisi, soon - I promise. But as you can see, your (giant!) Christmas pressie is being put to good use?!
I have had such a lovely day. Woke to the sun shining, lighting up blue skies. This morning, a friend shared a funny story that had me smiling all day long. That same friend also made me sit up and see something so glaringly obvious, I felt released after hearing it. How freeing.
Then I took this little guy swimming, we got moved up a class and left the littlies behind in favour of the 2-3 year olds. What a riot. Finlay fed off the big boys energy and was unstoppable, throwing himself off poolside and into the water with shrieks of excited delight. His joy makes me feel so, so full of love and happiness tonight that I can literally feel it pumping. It feels too big for my body, it's so full of life?!
And this afternoon, my wee water baby slept on my back, as I walked the dogs and had a brilliant, heart-warming chat with my darling Suffolk friend, Ursilou. We laughed so much. I am so excited I will be seeing her again, in person, in just a few short weeks!
I also offered help to a fellow Army wife who has had an accident. Army wives don't really 'do' help. I don't really know her yet, but we talked and she realised I meant it and I'm heading up there next week, after her family leave. The stakes are higher when you are an Army wife here. No 'weakness' allowed. Madness. It's taken a broken bone to break down a barrier.
So, all in all, it's been a wonderfully friendly sort of a day.
The funny part is, I woke up feeling (most unusually for me) rather antisocial?!
Sorry about the confusion yesterday. I went from a tummy to a tit, by way of an ear. Work that out?! X
- via iPhone App