Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I wish I was in bed

I wish I was in bed. I could be, of course… I just need to power down my laptop, brush my teeth, kiss Lola goodnight and ascend the stairs. Sounds quite easy, really. But there’s something about sitting in my office in the early hours of the morning that I love.

The window to the garden is open, and there’s a cool breeze hitting the side of my face as I type. It should be colder, but for some reason it isn’t. The night air has a certain quality about it, though… a kind of stillness. Most of the lights in the houses around me are off, and it feels like I’m the only one awake. If I didn’t have a busy day tomorrow, I’d almost like to sit here until the birds start to sing in the morning. But I do have a busy day tomorrow, and an important one. I have the final meeting to secure my first commission, and dark bags under my eyes won’t help, I wouldn’t have thought.

I spoke to S, my son, this evening and we were chatting about his project on Greek Gods and Goddesses that was handed in today (he’s eight). Yesterday, we printed it off and bound it (the binder was one of the first things I bought for the new company, and this is the only time I’ve used it). It looked lovely, with a clear acetate cover on the front and board on the back. I asked what his teacher said when he gave it to her, and he replied that she told him it looked “posh”. I’m not sure if that’s good or not, but it did make me laugh.

Right. Window closed, last cigarette of the day finished… I’m off. Sweet dreams, all.

27 comments:

Darkneuro said...

So you had a very good night. I'm glad :) Good luck on your meeting.
Peace.

K.D. Morgan said...

I love the quietness of the night. Sweet dreams and good luck tomorrow.

j said...

Fingers are crossed for your meeting today.

There is nothing like the night when it is slightly breezy, a nice temperature and clear. It is very comforting.

kimmyk said...

There's a line in a Sarah McLachlin song-Fumbling Toward Ectasy (one of my VERY most favorite songs!)

"The night is my companion and solitude my guide"

reading your post reminded me of that song.

I like the quietness of the early morning-sometimes it's the only time I can think before the kids get up and the day begins.

Good luck tomorrow and hope you had sweet dreams.

Tricia said...

A time for quiet reflection is important. Looks like taking this time and making the most of it was good for you.

Thank you for sharing it.
Sweet dreams.

Sher said...

I just finished watching the Golden Globes (sounds like some massive breasts right?), shower taken, hair in towel, jammies on.

Read your post and wanted to scold you about one thing: Cigarette.

Running + ciggies does not (-) what ciggies can do to arteries.

I'm being maternal to a grown man, I know. But I care.

SL said...

Special time is night. Love it myself. It's a shame that pesky thing called 'work' has to ruin it. Would a night job be an idea? No, because then night is ruined. Catch 22, Sod's Law et cetera, et cetera, et cetera!

Tricia said...

Judging by the time difference I have a feeling you are just arriving home, full of quiet confidence, from a very successful meeting. I hope it went well. I sent you my warmest thoughts across dark waters.

Have a lovely day.

T

Miss gL said...

having the world to yourself if only for five minutes is a blissfull thing. i think taking the time out to be conscious of those moments is becoming a lost art. thanks for reminding us to keep it alive.

NML said...

It sounds lovely - calm and peace is the name of the game! I hope your meeting goes really well :-)

wdky said...

DN – thank you, much appreciated.

KD – hope your dreams were sweet as well. (Actually, mine were a little mad, and involved sex with a fellow blogger.)

J, it IS comforting, isn’t it. I’m definitely a night owl.

Kimmy – I love that line, and you’re right – that’s it. Thank you.

Tricia, it was good for me. Thanks for reading it… we had some synergy going, didn’t we?

Sher – you must stop talking about breasts. Really. (And you’re right about the cigarettes… I’m working on it.)

SL – you’ve got that right!

Tricia – how nice was that? You’re very, very sweet.

Miss gL, I really think you’re right. It was my pleasure.

NML… calm and peace indeed x

MG said...

This was a great post, I could almost feel it... :)

networkchic said...

I have so missed reading your thoughts. I could almost feel that breeze upon my cheeks...

blueprincesa said...

That was a lovely post.

anu said...

Such a sweet post :) All the best wdky. Sometimes it is so lovely to listen to stories which have no moral in particular.

You know? it is 10:47 pm here and maybe after reading your story i will go to bed. Sweet dreams to me.

nukie said...

good luck on your meeting.

Blondie said...

I really loved the imagery you played out into this post. I do hope your meeting went well and that you tell us all about it!!

LOL @ sex dreams with a fellow blogger... Don't you just hate it when you wake up and realize it was just that...a dream??

xx

wdky said...

MG, thank you!

NWC, that was just me whispering to you...

Blue - really? Thank you too.

Anu... yes, sweet dreams to you. I really should stop thinking aloud though.

Nukie - thanks very much.

Ruthie... I'll try to post about it later - just waiting for some news, actually. The dream was WILD!

sirreene said...

By now the meeting is over. So pop back into that bed. Sweet dreams.

J's Girlfriend said...

Sounds lovely.. I am actually quite looking forward to moving house, as the new place does have a garden... Now all I need is a laptop and some curtians.

unforgiving bitch said...

Sex dreams with a fellow blogger?

It was me, wasn't it?

Oh, it wasn't....eh, a girl can dream, right?

sky said...

Sweet dreams hon....

wdky said...

Sirreene, it certainly is, and I'm just going...

J's G - barbequeues, and long sunny afternoons with friends drinking cold beer, or Pymms. I can't wait :-)

UB - I'm pleading the 5th. But that doesn't mean it wasn't ;-)

Sky, you too...

mez said...

sometimes it's just easier to stay awake than it is to go to sleep.
I like sombre stillness of the earliest AM.

wdky said...

Yes, me too, Mez. You just made me laugh when i read your car service post, actually.

mez said...

lol, glad to hear that wdky :)

Tammy said...

I heart that HNT photo!

Happy HNT!