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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

spontaneous tuesday

It's not often that I'm too spontaneous...in the bigger kind of way.
I like my plans and I like my rhythm...I like to know what I'm doing before I do it.
I don't cope too well with surprise and the unplanned things in life...even the good stuff.

But today...today I said *to heck with it*.
I was guilt free today because yesterday I emailed an assignment, I had I admit been procrastinating on, and now excitedly I'm ready to sit the first exam for this part of my course. Yay for me and yay for feeling free to throw caution to the wind and be spontaneous today.

I brushed off the Misters initial request via phone to go for a ride with him to a small job on the coast this morning. The rush of school preparation and trying to get two little ones out of the house fed and packed and dressed, with brushed hair, cleaned teeth and washed faces is not the best time to request anything of this Mama especially something spontaneous. But I quickly reconsidered after listening carefully to that little voice that was indeed whispering *to heck with it*. And luckily so.

While the Mister finished off his small job, the boy and I wandered across the road in search of the sand. We played for an hour or two. Digging, running, befriending the gulls who I know where just hoping for food scraps, and watching the planes fly over from across the Pacific to the airport nearby.
I breathed the salty air, sifted sand through my toes and devoured the sounds of the shore before meeting up with Kyle for a lunch date with our boy. A lemonade treat by the sea for him and something hearty and bubbly for us.

I think I still like my rhythm as much as appreciating the expected...I don't think that will change in a hurry but I sure do know that the *to heck with it* days can be pretty blissful especially when they turn out to be this kind of spontaneous Tuesday. And not an ounce of guilt in sight...well maybe only because our sweet girl wasn't there.

How was your Tuesday?

15 comments:

Patricia said...

Wonderful pictures! Looks like you have a great summer ;)
Great you did something spontaneous!
Next time you can do it with your sweet girl.

Happy day Leanne xo

Inoureyes said...

I'm green here.... with a sinus infection and jealousy lol.
I have been wanting to be spontaneous the past couple of days but my spontaneity just leads me to a nap. Love your pictures. Congrats on handing in your assignment!
Love Melissa

Melanie said...

Sounds like a lovely day was had by all. I am far too routine and could use a little bit of spontaneity. Well done and lovely pics to entice us.

Tricia said...

What a lovely day! Your photos are just gorgeous.

I love spontaneous and unplanned days. Some of my favorite days have been spontaneous and I often wonder how sad it would have been to have missed those days because i was too busy to say "to heck with it".

Sadly my tuesday was spent at work :-(
But as always, we squeezed in a few moments of bliss afterwards - A quick cold walk and a visit with friends.

Hope yor wednesday is just as lovely.

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

wonderful day, beautiful photos!

Amanda said...

Gorgeous photos, as always. Loving the sand and water these days. Summer in our parts...

**EYE-SNACKS** said...

Yes I agree,wonderful spontaneous photographs.
maybe you have to let go more often ?
I'm a bit the same...and learning ;-)

Madeline said...

I'm about ready for a to heck with it day. Yours looks and sounds beautiful!

Thank you for your encouragement. Turns out that a little encouragement and reassurance was exactly what I needed. :)

Amanda said...

With our rhythm spontaneity would just be chaos. Its because of your routine that you can appreciate stepping out of it right? Beautiful photos of a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing it with us~

Kelly said...

A beautiful day reflected in beautiful pictures. Those spontaneous days have a way of really uplifting the soul and creating extra special memories. Hooray for 'to heck with it' days!

Sophie Munns said...

Hi Leanne,
looks good to me... love these times when you suddenly think... hey... Im OK..I could say yes to that offer!

I think I am going to go after a bit of sunshine now... leave the computer list of things to do till i have seen some light and sunshine and wandered around a bit!

I have more postcard arrivals to share...still adore yours...Im procrastinating on awarding any prizes... my ideal would be to mail off to everyone I was sent something from....

Still thinking on that score. Any ideas?
best,
Sophie

Elflyn said...

I love that beach! Must make an effort to get there more often.
Till then I can liv vicariously through your lovely photos.
Jen xx

Stephanie said...

wonderful.
the thought of planning a spontaneous day makes me laugh. :)

Kimberly said...

Wow what beautiful pictures you take! I had to look again when I realised you were in Brisbane, I didn't recognise the place! I'm from Brissie too, looking forward to following your blog.

:)
Kim

Sabrina said...

Some of the best things in life seem to arise from the spontaneous. Your pictures surely capture that beautiful day.