I know you haven’t heard from me in a long time. It is because I have been completely overwhelmed with work. I have three new things added into my daily timetable, one more special needs kid to help, two brand new kids who need to be taught from scratch… the upshot of which is that the books I used to mark in the school day, I just don’t get time to get to, and the ones I used to mark in the afternoon, I have to take home for evening work. Plus loads more admin work and an extra task which takes an extra hour in the afternoon. But I have decided… the heck with this, let me make time for this blog, it is important. The work can wait!
The positive consequences of these challenges is watching how the kids finally “get it” after spending so much time with them, and knowing how all these extras are helping them. It also gave me an excuse to buy this nifty new basket to carry the books home.
My new basket for all that extra work…
It has also reminded me of the need to let go and believe that everything has a time and a purpose – last year I had such a laid back time with only nine kids -I guess this is a season to be busy.
Well, enough about work.
I actually want to write about my very wonderful husband, seeing as how it is so close to Valentine’s Day. Here we are on our wedding day: (thanks to Runny Yolk (http://runnyyolk.wordpress.com) for the idea of putting up wedding pics).
So… here are the things I am grateful for about him:
1. He sat through Swan Lake for my birthday last year. He couldn’t wait to get out of there, only to find that I had locked my keys in the car and we then had to wait some more for the AA to arrive and help us.
2. He takes me out for supper when I’ve had a bad day, or gets take aways.
3. He wrote me poems. Never mind that all the things did not actually happen (e.g. breakfast in bed) but he took the time to be romantic!
4. He makes me laugh. He is really funny and has a great sense of humour. He calls my period Red Granny. (“Oh.. is Red Granny visiting again?”)
5. We have our own language. Sometimes it takes a while for me to figure out what he is saying, but with some creative thinking I get it. e.g. “Where are my tools?” when I gave him supper without cutlery.
6. He pays for mostly everything.
7. He gives great back-rubs.
8. He is my best friend.
9. He puts up with my food experiments (mostly…) (Oh, in case you are wondering, we have settled into cooking some Fertile Kitchen and some from the Diabetic Cookbook).
10. I don’t know where I’d be without him, and I can’t wait to make babies with him! Last year for Valentine’s Day he gave me a Valentine’s certificate saying I was the best lover and then he hand wrote “and mother” signed Coffee and Milo (our dogs) and all the fluffies (our fluffy toys). That really made me well up with tears because he really touched me – he knows I am a good mom, even if I don’t have the kids to prove it … yet.
Well that’s all from me for now.
Just wanted to ask you all to please pray for Mommy-in-Waiting (http://mommyinwaiting.wordpress.com/) as she waits after her IVF 3 transfer. The two week wait is the worst, but she is so filled with positive things to say. Sending you lots of strength.