It’s been over 2 weeks since we got back from our summer break up at the farm and since then it seems like it’s been an endless time (and what feels like an uphill battle) to get the kids into some kind of routine before the School term starts. Trying to get them sleeping better – we can continue to dream – trying to get them a little less over tired, a little less feral and in between greeting an endless stream of visitors stopping in for a night, or a few, or just an afternoon. I’m really tired. Properly tired.
On Monday we are heading to the Snowy Mountains to a wee cabin in the middle of nowhere for 3 nights. Just the four of us. No TV. No computers. Just wide open spaces, stars, creeks to explore and nature to be in. Will it drive me crackers? Probably. But I can’t possibly be any more frazzled or tired so bring it on! I have visions of us sitting by the fire playing boardgames, then Rob and I enjoying a simple fish supper I have cooked from his catching earlier in the day. I know the reality will be kids saying they are “Bored” and Rob pissing off and fishing for hours at a time while I wonder what the hell I can do when we have discovered that’s there’s not much else to do besides pick wild flowers, but I can’t help but feel a little excited about a change of scene. And somewhere I have never been before too. The mountains! While there won’t be snow, I know there will be pretty. And there will be the four of us. And with just over a week before School and the year “properly” starting…bring it on.
I’m not sure I’ll get a post up while we are away (what with the whole no computer thing I have said just before) but I’m sure I’ll be on Facebook or twitter recounting just how much fun! We! Are! Having!