kate5kiwis: The Glass Is Half Full, My Friend


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

The Glass Is Half Full, My Friend

to be honest, today i'm rather jaded.
i'm wondering if after thirteen official years and eighteen unofficial ones, i'm over this homeschooling thang? maybe it's just that the term has started and i'm procrastinating getting back into the swing of things? maybe we just need to get to the beach?

i usually keep The Blog lite'n'fluffy, but today i feel a whinge coming on. yeah, even *i* can't be Little Miss Sunshine *all* the time.

today i just wanna sit at the table and light candles and listen to music and make beautiful things, drink coffee and eat cake, do pilates, have an uninterrupted chat with a girlfriend, go for walks... without the kiddos incessantly rabbiting in my ear.

the thing is, i do adore hanging with them, and i'm not ready to whang everyone in school, i'm just feeling restless, uninspired, overwhelmed, vulnerable, and feeling like i *shouldn't* cos we've just had two weeks of school hols... and heck, i'm mid-cycle, the hormones are supposedly in balance.

i don't really need an answer, or even a pat on the back, just sending these thoughts out into the universe. and like the Dread Pirate Roberts, i'll probably feel differently in the morning.

and hey, look what is *so* happy that
i moved it to the garden beside the front door...

i'll never be maggie, but there is *some* water in this Half Empty Glass of mine... X


Blogger Hay:o) said...

Hello Princess Procrastination, I'm the Queen of Excuses...so pleased to meet you ;O) xxxx

9:16 PM  
Blogger Abigail said...

i know there is some inspiration in there SOMEWHERE..... maybe a nice relaxing bubblebath will bring it all out ;)

11:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


3:48 AM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Hugs to you.

I could only dream of doing the homeschooling thing, so my hat goes off to you that you have done it as long as you have.

Is there such a thing as playing hookey for homeschooling? If so then you deserve a 'free day' just for you.

5:06 AM  
Blogger Sharonnz said...

I hear ya babe (& I'm only at 3 yrs in!).

8:07 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

I hear ya too, and I don't even home-school. Oldest start's school in a couple of weeks and I dream of the day the youngest settles into kindy so I can have a few hours peace a week. Sounds like you could do with a wee break or the day off to have some indulgence time to yourself.

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Jen said...

Kate Im sori your feeling jaded
I like the picture

Im praying for you
Im sure youre not over homeschooling

do something for you after the littles have gone to bed tonight
and while the older ones amuse themselves
If I lived closer Id come and babysit for the afternoon

since I cant do that
Ill do this instead
just to remind you how truly special you are

theres something on there for you

1:17 PM  
Blogger LeighLeigh said...

I have just made the most divine Cranberry & dark chocolate cookies. I am now considering posting one to you - do you think it would make it?
It could be the weather - I have also been having a very hard week...even starting looking on the job sites (oh dear) maybe us 'Little Miss Sunshines' got so excited with the summer weather, that when it turns on us it's all a bit too much!
We are off to Whanga this weekend through to Tues - how far away are you?
ohhhh - my word verification is ddrawe - which we all know means 'Dreary, dreary, rain and wind euk' :)

1:52 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

wow girlies, thanks *so* much for ALL THE LOVE!!!
yeah, i'm thinking i didn't have my mamma's day out in the hols, maybe that's contributing to the general feeling of *bleagh*

leighleigh, i am already drooling in anticipation of dat Big Bikkie!!! oh, and we are all booked to go to whanga for labour weekend, we're an hour and a half away... will you be there then too?? hang on, this is about to turn into a sanguine epic... check your email!! X

2:44 PM  
Blogger Liesl said...


Unfortunately, down times happen even to absolutely terrific people. BUT they rarely last long for terrific and sparkly mamas! Hang in there :)

3:11 PM  

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