This is how my day panned out today:
0700 hours wake to an aching body and an episode of vertigo even before lifting my head off the pillow. Drag myself out of bed and drink a glass of water with the teeniest pinch of Celtic sea salt to counteract the vertigo.
0715 hours yoga nidra
0745 hours load up the washing machine with another lot of what seems to be never ending dirty laundry which, I remind myself, will have to be pegged up indoors to avoid it smelling smokey.
0800 hours turn the sprinkler on the thirsty herb and vegetable patch because, despite a sprinkle of rain in the past 24 hours, my plants seem forever needy for water in this climate of low humidity, high wind and high temperatures.
0845 hours make myself an affogato...sort of entree breakfast. Follow this with half a fresh pineapple and freshly picked blue berries. Turn off water sprinkler.
0900 hours call my Grand daughter's school to see if they will accept a box of thirty copies of my sister's self published children's book: Ursula The Flying Unicorn.
I'm informed that they have been inundated with donations and I would be better off taking them to the Baptist Church in Springwood. The Salvation Army has agreed to host a toy drive initiated by an out of the area school and will be delivered to the church tomorrow.
0930 hours Shower
1000 hours Move carved Jack O'Lantern pumpkins outdoors in preparation for tonight's Halloween Trick or Treat. Poor pumpkins are melting before my eyes after being carved out by Mr Honey Pie for a party last Saturday. They are quickly approaching their use by date. Into the car, I load books and funnel web spider (discovered on driveway last Sunday by Mr Honey Pie).
Lock up house and head off to Baptist Church to drop off books to be donated. Meet some lovely people at the church working their little hearts out to help anyone affected by the recent fires.
1130 hours Arrive at Mum's house to meet up with mystery person which Mum had informed me about at 2145 hours last night when she phoned to asks if I can be there when they call this morning. Meet Mum, she still doesn't know who is calling in this morning...thinks it's someone from Sydney Water.
1205 hours Man arrives at Mum's house. It turns out he is a property developer who is looking at buying up land affected by the North West Growth Centre. Not quite what I expected but quite helpful all the same. Although bad news is that Department of Roads and Maritime Services are cutting up Mum's land so badly that the developer is not interested.
1245 hours lunch with Mum at a cute cafe (a church-to-cafe conversion) not far from Mum's house.
1330 hours drive to Windsor to drop off above mentioned funnel web spider,
drive up the mountain, quickly shop for individually wrapped chocolates and lollies, rush home, invite Daughter and Grand Daughter to dinner. Eat cake while I make up twenty trick or treat lolly bags for expected trick and treaters later on in the evening.
Happy to report...some little neighbours arrive, attempt to scare us out of our wits, collect some treats and leave happy, with little Miss Six joining in her very first Halloween Trick or Treat Adventure.