The teenager is up in his room and the dog is in his bed. It's almost quiet except for the ticking and the radio in the background.
The sun is streaming in through the windows making the kitchen very warm and cosy. The sky outside is pale blue with a few white clouds and a vapour trail from a plane taking people away on their travels. I can see out into the garden which has no sunlight at the moment and is looking very sad and forlorn due to lack of TLC. There is movement in the bushes as a Robin and a Blackbird search about for food.
I have lemon and poppy seed muffins in the oven, the ingredients for Tiffin sitting on the side and veg for hidden tomato sauce waiting to be chopped.
On the windowsill my Christmas Poinsettia is still flowering and the last of the orchid flowers are hanging on till the very end. There is a photo of the teenager when he was 3 smiling back at me. As I look about I can see that the work surfaces all need to be wiped down and the tops of the fridge and freezer are both covered in dust. The washing machine has just bleeped to tell me the wash is finished and it's time for me to get up and carry on with the days chores.
Alexa at Trimming the Sails