Friday, 26 June 2015

Friday Mornings. Friday Thoughts.

It's been chilly these last few days.

I had to make an emergency run to the shops yesterday to buy myself a warmer beanie and a jumper that actually keeps the wind out.

Here in Australia, we don't like the cold. Anything under 15 degrees (celsius) gets us grumpy and bitter. I've been trying to cope though. In less than four weeks I head to New Zealand for two weeks of adventure with Stephen and friends and while I couldn't be more excited I am still very aware of how I may possibly come back as a human ice-block.

It's Friday today, my day off, and I'm enjoying the sun streaming in warming my toes. Sasha, my pup, is lying next to me, adjusting her body in order to get as much sunlight as possible. He breath is deep and as she slowly falls asleep on my lap her body emits heat into mine; the perfect hot water bottle.

I watch as Pebbles, my cat, does the same routine with the sun. The blinds sway slightly to the left, and to the right and with it the sun light shifts up and down the carpet. She walks back and forth trying to find the most sun and once she is satisfied she lays herself down, licks her paws, and gently falls asleep.

It's often I do the same. Things will shift in my life and I do my very best to walk up and down until I find a place I am most comfortable in, a place with the most warmth, with the most stability. It doesn't matter if I have to take time and effort to get there, as long as I make my way I am content. Because I find sitting in the one spot and waiting for the sun to reach you is futile and exhausting. You wind up disappointed and cold. Instead, it's about picking yourself up and moving on to better things, even if that 'better thing' is just a bit of extra sunlight.

12 comments:

  1. your photography is lovely! and our pets really are the best writing companions :)

    xx the streame | bloglovin'

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  2. Here in Poland we don't really like cold too, but eh... we just have to cope with it :)
    Such an adorable cat!

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    1. Can i come visit you? I haven't been to Poland in so long! x

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  3. I will never grow tired of seeing sweet kitty photos - I love the shot of Pebbles paws :) :) I'm so excited for winter to be over!

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  4. Your photos are always stunning Samantha. It's been a low of 16 degrees today and I have the heater going as I speak; we definitely do not like the cold on the Gold Coast. I used to relish the cold but nowadays I cannot wait for summer to be here (I dislike spring because of all the scary swooping birds!).

    Erin | Being Erin

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    1. I love how 16 degrees is cold for us. We really do have it easy haha

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  5. always up for some cute cat photos! i totally feel you about sydneysiders & the cold, we can't handle it!
    bella xx
    http://sincerelyisabella.blogspot.com.au

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  6. I live in Australia and I love the feel of Winter, the cosiness. And I think it sounds comfortable, the way you'll walk around just to find the warmest spot. Lovely photos x

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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  7. Oh, goodness, I'm wishing for a bit of winter right now - it's summer where I live and I feel a bit like a melting popsicle. Lovely photos, though (I'm meeting Pebbles for the first time and she is beautiful indeed!). And here's hoping for a spot of sunlight headed your way. xx

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    1. Thank you lovely :) Send some of that warmer weather my way x

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  8. You will definitely come back as a popsicle. I'm already in bed cause I'm that cold (and lazy). Ha. Which parts of NZ are you guys touring?

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  9. it has been lovely and sunny here in NZ lately tho, and was freeeeeezing a few weeks ago but seems to have warmed up a bit now, so fingers crossed you will be lucky with the weather!!

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