Wednesday, January 18, 2012

One Hour

One hour doesn't seem like a lot of time. 
In fact an hour can slip past without me noticing. 
Which is exactly the problems. 
Not only are we all out-of-routine with the holidays. We have jet-lag from our miserly one hour time difference from coming back down to Victoria from Queensland. 
And daylight savings. 
Let's not forget daylight savings. It is still light when it should well and truly be dark. Ask any parent trying to get a toddler to bed before the sun has set. 
I love our internal body clocks. I think it's amazingly cool that the body just knows what time it is. That you can say 'I will wake up at 6.43 tomorrow morning'... and you do. 
I love the way birds always migrate on a certain day of the year. 
So now when we're all out of wack and our body-clocks are skew whiff (again!) I'm reeling a little bit. 
Okay. A lot. We accidentally had dinner at 8.00 last night. Thinking it was our usual 6.00. So our bedtime was a lot later than I would like. Our waking is a lot later than I would like... etcetera.
But on the plus side... we slept in our very own beds last night. The Sprocket even started off the night in his very own bed. (After I explained he could sleep in his own bed with his plastic rake or mummy's bed... without his plastic rake and he chose the rake) After nearly 4 weeks sojourning we are back in our own ramshackle little cottage. 
We are home
We weren't broken into. All (most) of our plants are alive and burgeoning with fruit. Our trees are full of apples, walnuts, plums, figs, cherry plums, persimmons. Our house is a mess. But that just makes it seem more homely. It smelt deliciously of fir when we first stepped inside from all the Christmas decorations. The kids have re-discovered all their Christmas presents - particularly the 'jumping castle' (trampoline) from nana and grandpa. 
Even if we don't have a clue what time it is. 
It's so so good to be home.


  1. I know that feeling. There is nothing like being a family on your own and the kids running around and being able to do what you want when you want. Have fun

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