I particularly enjoy the summer mornings. The blue sky. The coolness of the morning, before the heat of the day. Exercising, getting chores done, closing the house before the heat arrives.
Having some down time before our day truly arrives, with appointments and outings.
Friday morning was just such a morning.
We had some time before we needed to leave for an errand. By some coincidence, the boys and I ended up in the same room – the sitting room.
On reflection, it was probably not coincidence but the call of the room itself. It has bright colours – one chair is bright red, a sofa is apple green. It is homey. It is cool. It is a comfortable room and has our piano, our keyboard, Alexander’s new record player, one of our computers, many books on the wooden chest.
As I sat on the sofa, a natural progression seemed to be to read aloud. Jonathon listened while he finished his computer game ( sound down!).
I read a chapter from Our Life in the Church, a book we are using for Confirmation preparation. Our new Diocese has Confirmation at the same time as First Holy Communion, so three boys from our family will be confirmed this year.
We discussed the different beliefs of many of our friends, and thier different faiths, Christian or non Christian.
There was time to squeeze in a couple of pages from Mao’s Last Dancer – and some chatting about life in a communist country. How would it be different to life in our country?
Then it was time to leave for our errands.
I left with a satisfying feeling of contentment with our summer morning.