I love family night - I cook often with the help of 'Ben the boyfriend' and we laugh - sometimes if Ive come home late from work or apparently when I'm sick, I can start off being snappy, but after a glass of wine, food on the table and listening to banter, I'm relaxed and happy.
Occasionally, usually at the first hints of spring, I like to go down to the lake for a barbeque. There are many lakes in this inland city of mine - all man made but I love them. After 25 years of living in the red centre of Australia, the opportunity to be near water never gets tiring. My son hates this - the barbeques are electric and slow - "Why would we go there mum when we have a perfectly good and fast barbeque here at home?" But I like to get out near the water - it makes me feel holiday like.
So tonight we met for family night at the lake for lamb chops and Italian sausages, beautiful potato salad, a yummy green salad and a bottle of sauvignon blanc. The air got cool, the family who used the barbeque before us cleaned it within an inch of its life and Sam brought his fishing line. I had a lovely night.
So today I'm grateful for:
- having great kids whose company I love
- living near large bodies of water
- casting a line out into the water and having Sam to untangle it for me
Wouldn't a couple of photos have been a nice addition to this post?