As well as the heat of the September mornings and the brightening of the morning sky, I have an additional alarm clock...
Oh yes, very coy and cute in the afternoon - but don't believe him. You cannot sleep IN when Eddie wants OUT! How long does it take to teach a cat "not before sunrise" anyhow? Currently set for 5am.
But there are bonuses to rising so early - another bike ride along the front - when we arrived at the beach at 6, it was empty - but by 6.10...
It is peak hour on the (barely perceptible) waves.
Unfortunately there is nothing in the fine print about age being a barrier to falling OFF the bike.
The worst bit about doing so, of course, is as an adult you know its going to happen for that 10 minute period between losing balance (so totally due to the sand at the side of the cement path) and hitting the cement when you to contemplate just how darned hard you are going to hit and how much hide you are going to lose.
'Salina was an adorable nurse, offering her wad of tissues as bandages and wanting to see gushing blood. Unfortunately it was the worst kind of knee scrape - the sort that offer no gushes of blood so you can't really impress either your child but still hurts like bujere*.
I recovered and we did the whole beach to beach ride this morning, got a few grown up tasks done (mail and newspapers) and even had time for a coffee at the very smart cafe that was open at 6.30am.
Th very smart cafe hurt more than the knee, though - a cup of coffee for me and a toasted tomato and cheese for 'Salina came in at $10 - OUCH!!!
the sweet success of a ticked off list
Guess what I am doing after I sign off here, sing 'Salina to sleep and say nigh-nigh to my long-distance sweetie?
I am doing up the invitiations because finally the bit of Plan K we liked gelled with all other components and we have another box ticked. Less than 2 months to go!