Thursday 19 November 2009

Look what the wind blew in!

I am sitting on the couch looking at the tip that is my lounge. If I needed a reminder that it is 'my week' with the kids a quick peek into my living area is all the verification I need. Like the seasons can be identified so can my weeks. When the girls are here it is like a messy breezy autumn day and books, shoes, bags and clothes look suspiciously like they have been blown in by a mighty wind. I think that must be the case, surely two girls cannot create such havoc? And then I see that more has been added, a scarf, gloves, hat, coat, handbag and the daily Metro...was that really me? Then the tales of the day get told, dinner gets eaten and I kinda forget about the state of things.
So yes, I have a week of chaos and this is followed by zen like peace and tranquility and a tidy house. I think it is the best of both worlds, just as the peace and quiet gets to much the bags, shoes and laughter return.
All this talk of wind, it must be because it was SO very blustery today. I walked out of the apartment to a wall of rain and wind which immediately picked a fight with my polka dot pink umbrella, turning her inside out and destroying a couple of joints. Somehow I manage to flip it back to normal but the poor thing is destroyed. I will continue to attempt to keep my head dry under its flailing skeleton for a while, after all it cost me £20! In all fairness though, the wind was so strong this morning that it actually even snatched my beanie off my head in some sort of cheeky game and I was sent running down the street after it..grr. I have to say I would prefer the wind WITHOUT the rain!
But I cannot complain because there is something very energising being blown about in such mad conditions. The weird thing is that it is not that cold, I was out at 22h00 collecting the kids from a school play they were watching and it was 14 degrees!
Tomorrow night I am playing in a hockey match, I really really hope the weather has settled by then!


Lizle said...

Appears the weather's mizz all-round - last week saw sub 20-degree temps with wind and heavy rains (helllooo - its supposed to be summer here!).

Natalie said...

I heard that the weather has been acting a bit strange, sure it will all clear up soon!

Tracy said...

Glad to see your blog is back open to the public. I was really worried about you. By the way, my baby was born 4 weeks ago today - his name is Liam Patrick. We are still emigrating - should be arriving in DUblin on the 19th of April all going well :-) I am glad that you sound happier than you were. Looking forward to reading more from you soon.

Anonymous said...

Tracy, great to here your news, congratulations! Liam was on my baby name list too, but two girls put paid to that! I have actually got a new blog now, email me at and I will give you the new link if you want it! I am trying to be partially anonymous hence the cloak and dagger stuff :)