I was late leaving work today. Always happens. As I hurried through the garden to the carpark, my new boss called out “See you later Lils (Lils?), go home and make the most of this sunshine!”
Oh I didn’t need a second telling. After a positively frosty fortnight with very dark and often wet and windy days, this afternoon’s sun had been calling to me for hours!
I made a coffee, gathered up some thread, scissors, needle and a needing-to-be-bound quilt and hot footed it outside. Glorious! The sky was blue. The clouds were as fluffy and sweet as new spring blossoms. There was SUN glinting on the oak’s bare branches. And with that quilt tucked over my lap, I was delightfully warm.
But the best bit? Oh folks … I could see to stitch until 5:45pm. That’s right. 5:45pm. You know what that means, don’t you. We are tilting back towards the sun. The days are stretching longer. Spring is round the corner.
Which means summer is round the corner! Which means it’s almost the end of the year!! Which means it’s almost the end of living in Melbourne!!!!! Which means we will be packing up and moving to the beautiful Bega Valley in the blink of an eye. Well … almost :-)
Eeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! Words cannot adequately describe how happy this makes me :-) See this here photo of scissors – it was taken at 5:45pm.
Tonight I won’t even need to look at my bookmarked sunrise and sunset webpage, because I sat outside – dry and warm – and stitched until 5:45pm.