Masterchef is muttering in the background and the rain is making lots of noise on the window, a strange calming cosy sound - I've always loved the sound of the rain.
Upstairs I can hear the shower and the quick spray of deodorant as one of the boys gets himself ready to go out.Down he comes, checks hair in the mirror, keys jangle and he's off....'see you later'.
These are all looking very neat and tidy but there are a LOT of ends to be sewn in....
I'm contemplating whether to carry on with a layout I need to get done or start to sew the ends in on the crocheted blankets I have sitting looking at me waiting to be finished or to try some more sewing ..then I remember a lovely afternoon yesterday spent in the company of a long time friend Deb, we caught up on all the news, discussed layouts,she helped me with the next step of patchwork I'm doing and we ate cake - smiling to myself and then Paul O'Grady's voice comes onto the tv with a new programme.
The tumble dryer clicks as it stops and I suppose I should get up and move myself but I do so love a little surf and read in the evenings.
It's nine o'clock so I think I should really get on with my layout or it will be too late.
My quiet little moments are few and far between but I love 'em when they are here !
Time to put the kettle on,make tea and scrap.