Back to school, proper, tomorrow. A full week, all clubs a-go-go, pick ups and timetables arranged and ready to be conformed to. E's school is having a mini-clampdown on uniform. Apparently, socks printed with russian dolls are no longer allowed. Isn't there enough time in later life to conform. There's not much of a space in a girl's life when she can wear socks printed with anything. It seems such a shame. Perhaps they are far too distracting for other children. I think not. We are often told that the attention span of our children is shrinking faster than Cheryl Cole. If E's classmates noticed her socks, most likely they'd have noticed something else far more interesting thirty seconds later. I know I should be toe-ing (ha ha!) the line but sometimes, I think, there are bigger things to think about.
The Worker is very impressed with me today - not only have I completed our pre-visa waiver wotnot for our trip to the States, I now have a printed calendar on the fridge with all the clubs, pick ups (see above) listed. I don't know whether he's more impressed that I've managed to print it out on THE WORST PRINTER I'VE EVER BOUGHT or that its typed or that its on the fridge. I don't think it will help me be in any more organised but it makes me feel organised. Perhaps that's the secret.
We had indoor barbecue for supper. The sun was shining on Friday. I have learnt this summer that sun on Friday prompts the 'why don't we do a barbecue' question at about 3 o'clock on a Saturday afternoon. This week I took the opportunity to pre-empt the question and took a trip to Sainsbugs to ship in a few marinated bits and bobs. Needless to say, it's rained all day. Reader, I grilled them.
As I write the rest of my family are watching 'Invictus'. I can't bear it as Morgan Freeman gets on my nerves and I've never warmed to Matt Damon. Their presence combined with rousing, inspiring music has made me leave the bosom of my Sunday night, washed and fed family to blog a bit, about very little.
So...here are ten things to look forward to this week:
- getting some exercise every day (walking to school gets me out and about first thing, then there's swimming and Zumba later in the week)
- our monthly knitting meeting at our village pub
- buying my new supplies for college
- picking some of those lovely looking apples in the garden
- getting back to my knitting workshops and seeing who turns up
- promoting some beginners craft classes
- a girls get-together, probably on Thursday
- a trip to Bath for my birthday boots
- the anticipation of being back at college next week and starting a new endeavour
- getting some inspiration from someone who's on that road already
Enjoy the first week of September - get those pencils sharpened!