Today's post is all about me and rather mundane.
I am so glad it is Friday. And what a great Friday late afternoon and evening it is! Warm, sunny, and happy. I am feeling most relaxed with a glass of white wine at my side. I think I rather deserve it. This week has been on the busy side with shadowing biology teaching at High School, two interviews, Annie's ballet show and knit night.
You know, just now I don't even mind that I will have to wait until next week to find out if I am the lucky winner of a job. My interviews went both well. I think. At least I didn't make a fool of myself. It was close though, for this morning, as I was giving my presentation to the interview panel, I felt my tights slide down over my bottom, like they do when they are a size too small. I am sure they were the right size when I bought them. I tried hard not to giggle and it was difficult to resist the temptation to hitch the tights back up as I was talking. Imagine that, the candidate in stitches with tights around her ankles..... very professional indeed.
After this second interview I spent a good hour in the Botanic Gardens, warmed by the sun and chatting to some lovely friends. Thank you for bringing me back down to Earth safely after two days of madness.
Then I treated myself to a weekly shop in Waitrose. It was just so nice and civilised. I love using the handheld scanners to tally up my shop, avoiding the checkout queue. I am just a big child really.
Richard came home at 2 this afternoon, with a Magnum ice cream and we had coffee in the garden before we went to school to pick up the children. He had to go back to work at 4 pm for a evening of outreach work, it is the Science Festival week and he is doing some fanciful science stuff involving single malt. It was nice to spend some time with Richard, I really rather enjoy his company.
Richard being home in the afternoon was only one of two surprises today. I received an unexpected text message from old family friends in Switzerland, saying that they were visiting Glasgow and would I fancy a quick visit. I did. Of course I did. The kids and I went to meet them on the main road because our neighbourhood is like a big maze with dozens of identical houses. As I was pulling the door closed behind me, I noticed that I had the wrong set of keys in my hand. Too late unfortunately. This is so typical. Luckily, a neighbour has a set of keys and it was not a complete disaster. We spent a nice hour in the garden, enjoying the evening sun and a chat. Unfortunately, our friends couldn't stay long but it was nice to catch up.
I have finished a second glass of wine now.
I am really tired. Sam went to Alton Towers with school, which involved catching a bus at 2:45 in the morning at their school. He had invited a friend to stay for the short night so that the friend's mum could get a full nights sleep. Never mind me, or Richard. We don't need sleep, and have nerves of steel. It is only a 5 minute walk to school but the boys set the alarm for 1am, just in case the house had magically translocated to the end of the universe. You just never know. Richard walked the boys to school and apparently they had demanded breakfast before they left. At 2 in the morning. He will be back around midnight.
I am pouring my third glass of wine now. I briefly wonder if I should go outside for a spot of weeding but settle for an episode of Star Trek instead. Have a lovely Friday evening, wherever you are. Cx