Today I woke up at 4.40am. When I got up I found out that my friend Gemma had woken up at 3.30am, so I didn’t feel quite so weird about it. Well. Except for the fact that Gemma has a baby bouncing around inside her to ensure she’s wakeful. I don’t have any such excuse. I’m just going to say that the exhaustion of moving house if finally starting to wear off and I went to bed early and six hours sleep is pretty much what does it for me (at this stage of my life, anyway.)
Today was my first super-early morning at my place. It’s pretty ace, truth be told, because of all kinds of things.
Firstly – our kitchen is not a room outside our house, as it used to be when we lived in Fitzroy. It’s INSIDE the house, like in a PROPER HOUSE. Our old house was an old shop, so it wasn’t really built to be a comfy place to live. Our new house is an actual house. You can get up and make a cup of tea without even going outside or stepping in dog poo in the darkened courtyard.
Today I got up and made tea in the early morning darkness. I didn’t step in dog poo. I didn’t even have to get a torch to navigate the trip to the kitchen for outside tea. I just walked up the hallway and flipped on a light. So fancy. I was so excited that I might have made three cups of inside tea. I also drank them when they were a little bit too hot, just to get that hot-tea-restorative burn in my throat. (My throat is a bit sore today.)
The second good thing about our early morning house is the birds. SO MANY NEW birds. At our old place there were not that many chirpy-type-songful-type birds. There were those mynah birds (is that what they are called?)… and some of those dove type birds that coo and sort of gently rumble about the place. But that was it. At our new house there are mysterious birds with all kinds of ace tunes. I am still learning about them, so I can’t tell you much more than that. I definitely know that there are wattle birds amongst them, though…
The third good thing about our early morning house is that we have central heating. Our old house? Nope. No heating. Just portable heaters. This new ducted heating thing is a bit amazing. The house heats up an 2 minutes. Instant comfy cosy. I’m totally into it.
The fourth good thing about our early morning house is that we have a really beautiful view over the rooftops and into the distance. The living room is elevated from the street and at the front of the house and it’s about 11 metres wide with HUGE windows. When the sun is rising we have an amazing front row seat. It’s so lovely and sunny. (At our old house we didn’t have a view at all, and we could only see the sun when it was up up up!)
Basically I’m really loving it here. I’m breathing a huge sigh of relief.
I love our inside kitchen. I love our birds. I love our warmth. I love our sunny view.
It’s the little things that make me the happiest, because the little things are the BIG things, right? They truly are.
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