kate5kiwis: limbo


“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

Thursday, February 04, 2010


this abrupt halt of summer holidaying feels weird. the kiddos are all suddenly at skool. there's no uni to gear up for or breathe a sigh of relief from, and i am vascillating between glee and guilt. the house is tidy (and has stayed tidy. totally freaky.) and i have made a tall chocolate cake with buttercream icing, and i even ironed Bulldog's shirts. temperature check, comin' right up. i've filled the week with coffee dates so that i don't go mental listening to my own voices. i've printed out three soooped-up-CVs to drop off to the local yokel universe (when i find my brave gene. firstly i probably need to remove a few of my hippie bracelets, put on some shoes, and look respickable.)

oh, news. i have a teaching arvo (paid. with money. how strange.) booked for friday. so i need to hit these scary fairy vibes firmly on the head and make like nike. oh, deep breath, come hither.


Blogger Steve said...

You had me at "chocolate cake with buttercream icing". I can be there in hours and will clean for food.

1:55 AM  
Anonymous rb said...

Great news re the teaching stint. Hope that goes well.

So weird that the kids have gone back to school. Time goes so quickly. It was this day last year that I flew to Australia for our 3 month adventure. Yikes. Makes me feel rather sad to think of it.

But on the positive side, yours are back to school that must mean we are heading for spring here. And that is def a good thing.

Your house has stayed clean???? Boy!

3:03 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

hope the teaching arvo went well :)

I was pleased D4 went to kindy the day before we started home schooling again kinda helped me get my end around the fact that yes indeed it was the end of the hols

all the best with finding a job

7:08 AM  
Blogger Hay said...

mmmmmm, cake!

8:55 AM  
Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

Okay, I need a translator. Is an arvo an appointment? Or an assignment? Anyway, just be your normal outgoing luffly self and you'll be fine.

9:03 AM  
Blogger skatey katie said...

it's kinda crazy how clean the house is. cos i'm cleaning instead of dropping off CVs. procrastination, much? X

wowsers, a whole year since oz? now i am getting visions of dorothy clicking her red shoes... X

i miss the eternal holiday feeling that was homeskooling! things run by the clock here now. it's weird X

mmmmm dinners at your place the last week have me licking the screen X

lol barb
'arvo' is a kiwi (i think?) abbreviation for afternoon.
so the translation = i'm relief (substitute) teaching in a classroom of eleven year olds on friday afternoon!
love X

9:50 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

It's your turn to fly my friend. How exciting. I must say it is nice to have that breathing space ---coffees yes! I like your thinking - this is a priority.
Take those Cvs in hand and go for it my friend. You can do it!
Love you millions

10:37 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

11 year olds - my favourite! We've hit the ground running here with sports and swimming and music lessons to be fitted around school and homework and oh I guess I should feed everyone in there somewhere?

Did you wear a fancy schmancy skirt to work?

7:08 PM  
Blogger skatey katie said...

had the perfect friday - coffee in morning and teaching in afternoon! loved every second X

yes i did! well, one of my fahnciest schmahnciest - made from a scrap i found in the garage lol. it's a bit 'annah s' - sorta heavy semi-stretch chocolate/black pinstripes, with black lace around hem. sounds weird. probably is weird.
something hilarious tho - was teaching swimming yest, and two wee girlies said they thought my skirt fabric looked familiar - yeah, the yellow sunflower sheet skirt... X

7:29 AM  

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