I feel like I have to catch-up with with my own life. Five on Friday wasn't quite enough to do so, hence this Saturday night randoms collection.
one is for CJ specially. I hope it makes you smile, my friend. We had a work BBQ on Wednesday night. I wanted
to say hello to a friend and her baby and sat down at the picnic table
next to her. It was one of those tables with two benches attached. The
moment I sat down, it collapsed under my bum and everyone at this end of
the table found themselves near the ground. The baby was in shock, screaming. She will probably flinch whenever she sees me in the future. Unfortunately there
is no video evidence but I have been assured it was a hilarious moment
for the onlookers. I have a bruised back from where the table corner
stuck in it but no lasting injuries.
I can now reveal that I was successful at my interview on Thursday. I received an official email late on Friday afternoon. That's me sorted for two years. I just wish there was some more permanency but for now I am happy. Very happy. It is such an exiting post, I'll write about it more another day. Most exiting of all, I'll get to travel to Colombia! More than once.
I have finished the dress I was working on. I'll write about it another time but in summary, it looked ok but I am not convinced by the pattern or cut.
went to see the local Secondary School Musical on Thursday evening. On my own. It was fab.
The young adults performed 'A Little Shop Of Horrors'. I am not easily
moved to tears but some of the singing was so amazing, it made me feel all emotional. Where do the young people get the confidence to sing, dance and
act with so much enthusiasm and joy? The school staff is really inspiring, too and I am very happy to soon have two children attending this school.
For those of you who were wondering, the crisis last week had to do with the PTA summer party. A license to sell alcohol did not come through in time. The summer party is an evening outdoor party with homebaking, tuckshop, samosas, bouncy castle, talent show, other entertainment and drink and not being able to sell alcohol was a bit of a bummer. The party is one of two big fundraisers and the bar returns excellent revenue. Many options were discussed and discarded. After consultation with a solicitor, a decision was taken that was both legal and acceptable for PTA, school and party-goers. Less critical but nevertheless annoying is that changed letting conditions for schools require a let to be paid in advance. Not having an invoice until the day of the event doesn't make this easy.... Yes, we have to pay buckets of money to be allowed to fundraise for the school.
I have decided that emptying the dish washer is no longer the worst chore. This honour now goes to folding and tidying away the washing.
We have successfully gotten rid of the head lice infestation that has been a real plague in this house recently.
Apart from head lice there have also been some amazing tantrums in this house last week. It is surprising that doors are not off their hinges. I have audio evidence of this weeks winning tantrum if you are interested. And no, it is not the smallest child. Send me an email if your children cause you to pull out your hair in despair because of endless tantrums and dramas. I promise you, you'll feel better instantly. It is very difficult to keep your cool when you are needled relentlessly. The latest teaser? The sentence 'calm down mother' when I am actually in a zen-like state, merely asking about the course of the day, or suggesting that they may want to move their collection of used mugs, cereal bowls and glasses to the dishwasher.
Annie has really enjoyed her two induction days at Secondary School. She spent two full days with her new classmates, getting to know her new teachers. She is so ready!
I have become fascinated with leaves (you probably guessed) and the weather is now firmly back in the cold and miserable category.
I have blog withdrawal symptoms, I have not had a chance to read many posts and I miss your witty, creative, funny, thought provoking, imaginative and inspiring writing. I shall be back to reading as from now. Yeah!
And I could go on..... but I will stop here and go to bed, reading my June book.
Have a wonderful Sunday. Cxx