Thursday, 13 January 2011

Spring may be a Fact and not just a memory

Well thats me been and gone and done it now, for better or for worse - what I hear you cry -don't panic nothing life threatening - at least not in the awful sense - but I have just managed to make my life for the next 4-6 years even more complicated than it is now - yes, after much heart searching and tears and pleas from my eldest I have put in a placement request for his high school - not drastic I hear you say - but mad, I can assure you - instead of wishing to go the local - i.e. 20 mins walk away high school, easy to get to and from - he wishes to go the the high school at least 1/2hrs. drive away - so what I hear you ask - well I now have to manage to get 2 kids to 2 different schools both for 9.00 a.m. (well, as of August and the new school year anyway) -its hard enuf getting them out of bed to leave the house for 8.30 a.m when they are both attending the same school!!! School run madness will now reign supreme in this household - we had all better make the most of our "long lie" in the morning, as things will have to change dramatically in August. But at the end of the day, as long as they are happy at school and getting the best education possible that is what matters! I just have this very scary habit of looking forward and anticipating all the problems and issues long before they arrive. As if life wasn't hard enough, I go looking for problems! Like my husband said tho, when discussing putting in the placement request, (a necessity as all my sons friends are also putting in placement requests!!!) - maybe he won't get in and will just have to go to the local high school - but with my luck, you can rest assured - he will get the placement granted!! I have to admit, I have simply put his happiness at the forefront of my decision - going to high school is a big and frightening enough transition, without having nobody there that you know!, so for his sake, I do hope we get the placement. As for the travel logistics - well, hey ho, I am a Mummy - so I can cope and will find a way to have them both in school on time - how, I don't yet know but, where there's a will, there's a way!!!
On a cheerier note - yeeha - the snow has gone!!!!! Now I can look forward to spring and summer - there is life after snow after all. Believe it or not I can almost feel a smile and a "Spring" in my step.
I want to see flower shoots and brightness, I feel sunny yellow coming over me, I want to wear bright colours again. My mind is turning to lighter meals and sunshine - I think I feel a lemon meringue pie coming on! But I will need to buy some cream to go with it. Yes definitely lemon meringue pie for tea and go hang all the problems the future holds. Smile and the world smiles with you.

Monday, 10 January 2011

New Year, new ....

Well, here we are 2011. A whole new year ahead of us filled with who knows what.
I was listening to the radio yesterday and the dj was asking what would make 2011 a memorable year for you, what is happening in 2011 that is going to make it stand out for you.
Well what to say - what is happening this year? My eldest is going to be starting secondary school after the summer. That will certainly stand out for me - a big step forward, not least for him - it seems like just yesterday I can recall him going into Primary 1and thinking well now I have lost my baby and here goes the rest of his life - and now he is talking of his P7 Prom (as they are now calling the P7 Leaving Dance) and what to wear, can we hire a limo for him and his mates - am I allowed to ask can we stop this ride, so I can get off - no way can my "baby" be that old!!
My youngest has this year found Attitude with a very capital A and she's only 7!! - hopefully we can get this hit on the head sooner rather than later this year!! - if only for my sanity!!
Gotta luv em, don't you.
What would make 2011 special for me - well lets not think small here, how about I win the lottery, get a new car - that Ford Kuga 4x4 I have my eye on so that next winter - hopefully no! - if its as bad as this - I can at least get out the street!!
How about I write that book that keeps popping up in my mind and everybody says I should put to paper and make my million!
Not least lets get through the year, healthy, happy and with the minimum amount of grief and please bring on the Summer!!!