I'm leaving up to you to decide on what noise or sound you make to express your satisfaction and delight - and what makes you make that sound.
For me, today, it's YEEEHAAAA! It's WOOOOOOOOOO! It's also yeh!
And for no other reason than I am alone. On my own, with nobody with me.
It's such a rare treat that I am celebrating with a long iced coffee and uninterrupted access to the internet.
I love days like this where there seems to be such a lot to do in a very short space of time - an early start; arrival of small friend of Romy's; departure of husband to Granada; boy kids leaving at fifteen minute intervals to get to school or play football before school starts; girls and me setting off a little bit behind schedule but arriving just in time; quick whizz round the block with Darwin; jump into car to get to doctor's appointment - c h i l l w i t h b o o k whilst waiting - whizz back towards home and drive in ever widening circles around cash machine then abandon car with hazard lights flashing and dash back three streets to extract cash; whizz home; run in, drag dog out and into car; drive to next village to man who is going to remove all Darwin's hairy coat and leave him shining and clipped and sweet-smelling.....
...and then, driving home, that wonderful, smug, can't quite believe it feeling hits me
I'M ON MY OWN.
And, fighting the temptation to come home and clean the house, which is what I tend to do whenever I get a moment to myself because there is always something else more important when everyone is here, I have decided that after I have written this entry, I will go up onto my lovely hot roof terrace with my iced coffee and soak up a little sun whilst reading my book.
So, there you have it. I feel I have it very good right now.
(Though in precisely two hours, the whole mad dash thing starts all over again in reverse, plus I will have four hungry children to feed...but I'm not going to think about that yet.)
Have a nice day.