Do not, I repeat, DO NOT go near a shop this evening. Holy cow it is crazy out there. You'd think the shops are going to be shut for a week rather than a day.
That was not the planned start to my post but I just had to put that community announcement out there, for your sanity.
Now I may or may not have first hand experience with this and I may be dreading the craziness that will hit us for the two hours of night shift before the shop closes and we will get two hours of peace. Actually I have found an upside to working Friday night too, the fact that I'm not. Ah public holidays and the related pay.
Many are gearing up for a weekend away or crazy family time or holidays but some are not. I am one of those some who is working every night over Easter, well except for Good Friday. So that means we are having a lovely time at home, going nowhere and seeing no one and doing, well, nothing while I toddle off to work Sat, Sun and Mon night followed up by Tue and Wed as well as tacking Fri on the end. I think this Easter will be exhausting. This is of cause all being said in the happy voice in my head, just to add tone for you. Maybe I am faking it, maybe I am not.
So now to how this post kind of was going to start. It went something like this ...
Some mornings the thought of bothering to chase the sunrise is just a bit much. It is just all too much effort even though I've been waiting months for them to be at a better time. I felt like this the other day, I felt like this today. I try to though, it gives me a reason to get going in the morning, especially when I haven't had enough sleep. It makes me happy so it is something I need to keep doing.
Yesterday, so didn't feel like it, was soooo pushing it to make it anywhere in time to see the sun rise. Then got stuck at traffic lights for ages, getting more disappointed as each second ticked by watching the pink leave the clouds, ugh. But do you know what, it was sooooooo worth it.
I did still get to see that magical fingers of light look and even cooler was the fact that it seemed to be net fishing day. This isn't something I've really seen and the other time I saw it they stopped using the net too soon to get pics of them throwing it.
I just spent the whole time being so glad I made the effort, so glad I got my butt down to the Esplanade. So glad I didn't put it off.
I am a procrastinator, I put things off all the time right until the last minute. That is unless I am really into it, whatever it is.
I've been putting off writing this blog post, okay so not this exact one as I had one in mind for Tuesday and it is now Thursday and these photos are from Wednesday. You get the point. Not because I didn't want to blog but I just didn't know what or more importantly the computer is just being painful.
In school I left assessment pieces until the last minute to do. I always pack to go away right at the last moment, often shoving that extra thing in the bag just before walking out the door.
I certainly put off dealing with confrontations until I really have to deal with them, head in the sand, hoping it will go away.
I am currently putting off putting in holiday paperwork which I really should do so I can meet my next niece when she makes her way into the world.
|A wet fire|
We are putting off setting a wedding date. What is with that? It just seems like too much stress, effort and money right now I think, it isn't that we don't want it and we don't want something big either.
We are putting off deciding where to go next. We half discuss it but get stuck on deciding what it is we actually want. I think most of the big decision things are on the back burner until Mr Sparky finishes his apprenticeship. Two weeks, fingers and toes crossed. That will again lead to the where to next question.
We are putting off starting a family but that goes back to me being stubborn about marriage first and that what next question.
I/ we put off so much in our lives.
I need to stop putting things off and start just doing them. Just making that choice, just doing that thing I want to do (just let me work out what it is first).
So to start the 'stop putting things off' I am going to choose photos for the show down in my home town and send them off, I am going to do that craft I want to do (when I see one), I am going to go to that place I want to go (if I can make it in a day trip) and most importantly I am going to put in for those holidays so I can meet niece number two.
I also am going to take photos of anything new or old along the way.
So now I feeling all passionate about doing things, I wonder how long it will last.
|Catching the sun|
What I am most definitely going to keep doing is heading out of a morning when I can because even if it is the same places over and over sometimes they become something extra special.
So, now I can smell the lasagne in the oven, something I most definitely better not procrastinate about checking. Crunchy is good, burnt is not.
Then what I'll do is leave you in peace to view the rest of my Esplanade shots of birds and nets and water and sun.
Are you a good procrastinator?
Are you also good at swapping topics all the time?
I hope you keep trying to capture the sunlight, that your days are filled with things happy and bright.