kate5kiwis: Week Two - Pile Up Who?


“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

Friday, February 13, 2009

Week Two - Pile Up Who?

ha! it rhymes.

who's there?
pile up who?

hahahahahahahaha - it cracks me up every time.

i've been having a TGIF moment all day.
so it must be time for a celebration of The Good Things In Our Life.
hi, i'm Katie. i'm a school mum.
i awoke at six and decided to fold the Three Day Washing Pile Up.
cleaned up last night's dinner too.
2 loads of washing done and out.
kiddos rooms sorted.
lounge and living area squaaaaared away.
folded clothes put away.
vacuuming done.
(everyone else is far too exhausted to do housework - BD is teaching 34 hours a week plus running around like a Blue Arsed Fly all his other responsibilities)
kids dressed and lunchboxes filled and happily on their way with a few sweet words about How To Handle The Spelling Test.
i am still so quizzical about The Constant Evaluation Inside The Classroom.

300m swim with Triathlon Buddies - swam all the way.
mostly breast stroke, little freestyle, but feet did not touch the sand.
or the sharks/stingrays/jellyfish.
because there aren't any.
i had My Margot's Magic Wetsuit On for protection, just in case.
home for tin of tuna, wash and comb the dreadlocks outta my hair.
back in the car with espresso and pear.
to the pool to teach some of Mick's classmates to swim.

off for a run.
forty minutes WITHOUT STOPPING, her morning elegance in my head.
(ninja comments, anyone? ha. it's my longest run to date. must be over 5 km. bit slow but made it all the way without dying in the midday sun. what's that about Mad Dogs and Englishmen..?)
banana and stretching. loads of water.
back at pools to teach some of Sam's classmates. they are all so gorgeous and fabulous.
home again home again jiggety jig.
five minute breather and back for school pick up.
newspaper deliveries to do and then....
have bribed some of the girls/home ed kiddos to meet us at the beach for hot chippies.

am rather wasted. i need a nana nap.
this week's thanks-es:
BD - got another A for uni essay.
Danny - in The Big Smoke digging up Uncle's lawn.
Woozie - got 33 outta 34 for latest french test.
Charlie - thinks he's made it into school choir.
Sambo - has sorted the homework situation.
Mick - aced the spelling/times tables test without melting down.
Katie - still remembers her name.

every day has pretty much looked like that and i am still wondering how Working Mummies do the juggle? any tips???

cos i still haven't got around to
*making a baby present for two weeks ago
*threading a necklace for a birthday tomorrow
*making an Art Work for our dining room
*photo arrangement for the lounge wall
*sewing a quilt before uni starts in march
(i have cut out a skirt tho!!! squeeeee!)

oh - but i have just been presented with this love letter -
which is really for tomorrow
but i just couldn't wait.

jeez and crackers. how many words was that blog post? maybe i'll have no prob's writing an essay at uni at all then? i wonder what the lucidity requirement is?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds busy busy busy

like your new banner - looks like a nice place to walk

well done to BD, Woozie and Mick

sounds like the others are adjusting nicely

bless your boy for that love letter :)

have a nice weekend my lovely

4:09 PM  
Blogger Sarah Bean said...

ninja indeed.

both the 40 mins run without stopping *bows down in awe* and the remembering own name *more admiration*

go you school mama you


4:18 PM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

You made me tired just reading all that!

4:59 AM  
Anonymous Jacinta said...

My dear ninja friend, I love your valentines pic!!!

And thanks for letting me rock it out to the foo fighters ... I love visiting just to see what music's currently on your play list.

8:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When you can run for 40 mins without stopping you can run forever. And doesn't it feel good?

I dunno re being organised etc cos I am not. My children learn to do things for themselves or put up with things not being perfect. They don't seem to mind. And I certainly don't. Just be laidback and everything tends to be OK.

Hope you got the sunshiney weekend you hoped for.

9:54 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

I can't even run for 4 minutes without stiopping! Sounds like skool is going well, wish I could be a bit more of a mumma-help, at least I made it to the swimming sports today :-)

6:33 PM  
Anonymous teeni said...

I just had to say how wonderful that little valentine was! You are lucky to get so many x's and o's! :)

5:44 PM  

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