kate5kiwis: sunshine daze


“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

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

sunshine daze

well, we're half way through week two of the skool year and i think i might've discovered the perfect pace of life: i have been hanging with danny in the mornings and teaching swimming in a sunshiney outdoor pool with sam's and mick's classes in the afternoons... then arbitrating the after-skool homework scene (what is it with teachers and homework? just play, make dinner, and read together, i say), and gym class, followed by eats and the usual family buzz.


oh, i have two more whole days PAID TEACHING on thurs/fri this week. i still find it so hilarious that i actually get paid for doing something i've done for FREE all these years. ooooo but a momentous thing has happened - a teacher actually asked specifically for ME to relieve her class when she has a professional development course for a couple of days this month!!!!! woo woo kangaroo. feeling a bit spesh, and not so much of a fraud after all. i wonder when i'll start believing in self? i think i'm still getting over the intensity of last year. not that the above pictures show much intense study - i think i have a glass of something in my hand (or hidden behind my back) in nearly every shot!!!

right - washing to hang, happy chicken to magic into a yellow curry (thank you asian home gourmet sachet), and then heading into town with danny to jshjsh up his wardrobe... and a wee sushi lunch together!

oh, totally looking forward to saturday morning - am taking raych and danny and one of raych's friends from her french class to un petit café and we are gonna parlons français for an hour or two!!!

happy happy sunshine X


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey you! sounds like everything is falling into place, sweet. I still feel a bit like a fraud at times... how can I possibly be paid to have so much fun? We're making 'team beanies' for a winter camp to Stewart Island, everyone flinging bright fleece around in a lollipop rainbows, we're making rucksacks to be filled with stuff that the ANZACS might have wanted to keep safe and remind them of home and we're making something new from something old with $1 Wednesday garments from the Sallies. It's eaxactly what I would do with my time if I wasn't at school!

Jono would love to join in at the Cafe, Tim and I both learnt German at high school so we're no help with his conversation at all.

Keep enjoying the relieving - all the fun and none of the paper trail drudge.


10:19 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

you should feel special that that teacher wants you to relieve for her :)

you know what to do until you start believe in yourself

walk the talk until you make it

I believe in you

12:09 PM  
Anonymous Embejo said...

Kate...you sound like the perfect teacher. Please can you be my reliever too? :) You know just for those days....
Isn't it great...today I made Ryan playdough, Emma is joining in, Ben's gone next door to play play play and Sweet Samuel is sleeping as babies love to do. This is after all the school work. I had to tell them to stop and pack the books away because they were so excited to use their new books. Why am I telling you all this? I have no idea! Just that kids and learning and playing can be so much fun. (And you get paid for it Whoo hoo!)

2:52 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

Sounds like it's not so much coming good as coming even better... good for you!

10:02 PM  
Anonymous Reluctant Blogger said...

Yay it all sounds fab.

But listen! The word "sunshine" must not be said. It's effing freezing here - we've had nothing but snow and cold for months.

Why do I live in this horrible place?

5:20 AM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

My friend - listen to you - you are positively gushing and it all sounds wonderful.
I am so glad tat your world as jus fallen into place. I knew it will - fancy being requested, you very special and important person YOU.
xxx big hugs and squeezes

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your photo collage, although that first pic on the left..SLAYS me, omg I can't even look at it w/o busting up laughing.

Awww, katie you are a cutie! So happy to read your life is full and crazy and wonderful.

4:09 AM  
Blogger Ang said...

There you are!!!!

I love blogs... what a great (cheats) way to catch up on your summer news! Girl, isnt this the magic pace for living! I am loving this year, fitting into my "stay at home skin" so much better, (oh heck, P!NK by Christmas SO did not happen for me... but loved every.single.margarita!!

Just had lunch with Mags today, havent seen her in about 3 months! Will catch you one of these sunshiney days too babe xx

PS Heading to Phnom Penh in a few weeks if you want me to take a treat for your fluersie :-)

4:07 PM  

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