Tuesday, 9 December 2008

7 things I do now

1. Breathe?
6 more. Crikey.

2. Well, one thing I do is Hope. All the time. Am the most extraordinary optimist of all times. And take a look at this, a socking great rainbow right over our house! Landing smack in the middle. Pot of gold and all that.

3. Shave my legs. Am fed up with excess bodily hair and want smooth limbs spoken about in novels. Never do they write of white legs with hairs sprouting out of them, which when shaved resemble chicken skin when plucked. Am very glad and lucky that Husband finds me irresistible. Would not get very far in Beauty Contest for Tanned Smooth Legs.

4. Own and run pre-school in local village. Love it.
Have extraordinary conversations with small people.
Me - Look, Lauren, its raining outside.'
Lauren 'Yeh, its tippin' it down.'
Me - Yes, goodness me, it's raining terribly hard.'
Lauren - 'Yeh, bloody is.'
Me - What does your daddy do, Larry?'
Larry - 'Well, he sometimes farts at breakfast time and my Mum gets cross.'
Too bloody right. So your Mum should.

5. Love my Blog friends because they have saved me from humiliation beyond the pale. Have managed to retrieve this and edit it, and now feel less appalled with self and children. Hooray!

6. Light a fire each day in our sitting room at about 3.15pm, just in time for children to get home from school. Their little faces look so pleased and happy when they see the bright firelight and welcoming warmth. Makes me feel warm too.

7. Get dressed each morning and take my darling children to school. School is 20 yards from our gate. Each term other mothers ask me if I ever let the children just go to school without me getting out of my dressing gown. I am pleased and proud to report that I have never done that, and feel that it is an important thing for me to do... walk those 20 yards to school every day, come rain or shine. May I say that I occasionally take my mug of tea, still warm, from the breakfast table.
This is a picture of that rainbow again, same one, this time over the school. Idyllic, eh. Lucky, lucky us.

There's an eighth.
I love my life.


Ladybird World Mother said...

Bloggers all. Thank you, you angels, for helping me get that last load of bollocks off, and getting new load of bollocks on... have had to delete old one and start again. Sorry Troy, because you left kind and loyal comment re. legs on last (deleted) post. Much appreciated.

Google Mummy said...

i love your house and your rainbow! And i love the fact you walk to school with a warm cup of tea in your hands. And i'm in AWE of you for not staying in your dressing gown for the school run.

East Anglian Troy said...

Previous comment easy to rewrite - legs look good on beach photo! (Shame to lose a compliment). ;-)

Crikey your garden is bigger than the County of Rutland! Sorry, should I have called it "your estate"?

Slice of life said...

Hello just popped over from the frugal coop blog.

The rainbow is beautiful, did you find the gold?

imbeingheldhostage said...

That house LOOKs like it should be at the end of the rainbow. And walking to school with a hot mug in hand is the best, isn't it!

I loved your list. I should do one so I can drop off the grumpies that seem to keep plaguing me :-)

Ladybird World Mother said...

goggle mummy - thank you!For loving my house and for awe. Not much of that here! (awe)
Was just about to beg you to write some more... and popped over to see if you had and oh god am still laughing. (Get over there, everyone. Its pants wettingly funny) And by the way, google mummy, you're tagged. My first.
Troy - what can I say.. thank you again! so glad not to lose that comment. Rutland, eh? thats just the patio.
slice of life - Yup! gold officially found. Very lucky. Thanks for coming by. Off to frugal coop blog now!
imbeingheldhostage - grumpies ?surely not. think aga. And I am loving those tunes on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I am rather disappointed to have missed the earlier version!

You have great legs! I know someone has already said it but it was the first thing that occurred to me when I clicked over here and before I read your post!

We always have a fire too. Nothing like it. In fact a real fire is the only thing that makes winter worthwhile.

Thanks for popping over to my blog. I've no idea how you got there but it is always nice to have someone new pop in!

Anonymous said...

Tagged you!

Kellan said...

Oh, I just loved those conversations with the little ones - too funny! And ... those rainbow pictures - gorgeous!!!

Take care - Kellan

Bina said...

That rainbow is beautiful! And your house looks bigger than the school!!!!!!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

What a wonderful life you live! So right that you live under a rainbow. I love that you carry your tea with you as you walk your young ones to school. I would absolutely do the same.

Vodka Mom said...

I love that shot.