Thursday, September 15, 2011

I can smell it coming in the air

Phil Collins sang the words 'I can feel it coming in the air tonight' - well I can smell it coming the air today - spring, my second favourite season and the lead up to my favourite time of year - summer.

I guess giving up smoking has helped my sense of smell, because I could really smell spring coming today. You know the first warm day of spring and you can smell the flowers and the sunshine in the air.

Balmy nights, okay well just warmish but better than freezing cold and having to almost sit on top of the heater to keep warm. If winter only lasted about a week each year I'd be happy. A week of snuggling up in front of a fire is about all I need.

Warm sunshiney days make everything seem a little bit easier, a little bit more bearable, in fact a little bit happier. Driving home from work tonight I could smell all the different cooking smells because it was such a still and warm evening, see what giving up smoking does to you - it gives you back a sense of smell.

I'm back in my happy space and all the stress of project work just swirled around me and over me today. If only I could figure out how to be a grease slick all the time so that the stress just slides right off me. I'm still a little bit amazed that I'm now getting paid to do the things I like doing best - writing, creating and designing.

Sure I've always done these things in my previous roles but only around my other tasks, now these are the primary bits of my job. I'm still doing some admin stuff, but only because it never ends and co-worker couldn't hope to do it all even if she tried because there's too much, but that's okay I don't mind.

I'm still glad that tomorrow is Friday, I'm very much looking forward to our first weekend in a long time when the temperature is expected to be in the mid twenties. Roll on spring, we're past ready for you. While I think of it, if you read my post yesterday then you'll understand when I say - R u okay?

Cheers, Fi


  1. More than okay. I feel brilliant!

    Like th elovely flower garden in your photo.

    and as you slide into spring, we are cascading into fall!

  2. Ohh how I wish it was already spring again. It has been raining the last couple days here in Pac NW and now I think we might be in for another 6 months of wet weather. Blah.


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