I've been busy unpacking and setting the house in order during the last few days, with great pleasure - I suppose you could say it's the "nesting" instinct, but then again, I've always loved organizing and decorating. I love these quiet mornings of busy but slow, satisfying work. Nothing is more rewarding than doing things at home, for the two (soon-to-be three!) of us. When I get tired of being inside, I can go out and soak the view of endless mountains and olive trees.
This morning we woke to the sounds of Mr. Duck poking around our back yard, looking for grapes that have fallen on the ground. Note to self: when we plant some vegetables, put a protective net around them, unless we make sure they seem totally unappetizing to Mr. Duck.
I'm becoming fond of this quacky neighbour of ours... it seems he's friendly with two little kitties, who follow him around and curl up next to him to sleep. Very cute. I hope to catch it on camera one of these days.
Right now it's early afternoon and I'm on a break; I'm going to eat a simple lunch of bread, vegetables and cheese - I didn't quite get to cooking yet, with so much to do around here.
I noticed that my feet began to swell; I realize most likely this has to do with pregnancy, and perhaps the heat and the fact that I've been mostly on my feet lately contribute their share too. So now I'm typing this with my feet immersed in a pleasantly cool salt bath - ah, the bliss. Highly recommended during hot summer days, even if your feet don't swell. Later I'll go to our cosy bed and prop up my feet while I read a few pages of a good book, before my afternoon nap.
I wish all you ladies an equally nice day, both full and relaxing. Thank you so much for stopping by!