I'm sitting at my desk, cold feet balanced on the top of the radiator.
After a term of being stingy with the heating we have decided to turn it on a bit more and I am enjoying sitting at my desk with only one jumper on.
The blue light from the computer glows on my hands as they tap away.
The creak of a door floats up the stairs and I hear the bubble of talk interrupted by laughter.
We are enjoying being back together as housemates.
I feel like an island sitting at my desk, surrounded by a sea of paper and a mound of "things'.
Vaguely organised piles are reminders of things to do, quilt blocks to post, books to sort out.
I turn back to the computer screen and try and sort through the emails and reminders.
I like this part of term, the schedules and the planning and the jotting down of notes in the diary.
It's almost like being an observer. Seeing the term as from above and watching how it will unfurl in the pages of the filofax.
Come Monday I will be in the thick of it again but for today, I am enjoying simply observing what will come.
The dusk creeps in and soon my Island is a sea of light in a gloomy room. The list next to me has grown longer as the light has got shorter. Inky patterns across the page, join the piles of "things" in reminding me what needs to be done and sorted. They speak of busy-ness and gosh, how I know that I need to be kept busy to stay happy.
I glance at the clock, it is nearly time to head out for supper at Church. I hear the soft pad of socks on the stairs. "knock knock" comes the voice and a head pops around the door grinning away. I grin back and pull on my boots ready to head out. A Durham term awaits in all it's buzz and chaos and excitement. I wouldn't change it for the world.
Today I am joining in with Alexa's beautiful meme, "Simply a Moment." Do stop by her blog to read both Alexa's words and other bloggers as they record their moments.