Ok, hello from slackland.
I haven't been doing much blogging lately, been busy out there living life - a busy, and yet not at all exciting life!
My baby boy turns 14 on Monday. Now I know that he is my eldest, not my youngest, so I probably shouldn't refer to him as my baby boy, (and I know how he would shudder if he read that!!), but the fact is, it seems like only yesterday that they put this little one in my arms, and said - there you go, it's all yours....we'll be off now. (& I am certainly NOT OLD ENOUGH to have a 14 year old!!!) He has been my guinea pig. He has felt the brunt of my inexperienceness (poetic license, I can make up words if I want! LOL) as a mother. And you know what? I think he has turned out all right. Not that it's finished, you understand, definitely still a work in progress, but at this point I feel fairly confident to stand back and have a look at my (our?) work with a critical eye. There are a few imperfections to work on, but all in all, it's a winner, this model, and I can only look with awe at the amazing human being we have shaped. My life, although nothing like the life I once imagined for myself, has certainly not been a waste. If I leave this lad, and his brother and his sisters behind me, if that is THE ONLY THING I achieve in my lifetime, then still it has been a success.
Well, that got a bit deep there didn't it - sorry bout that folks. What else has been happening? Um... still volunteering at school. I decided to stick with things this way for a while, and not go the SSO way....long complicated story, but basically comes down to the "if it ain't broke, why fix it?" theory. I am enjoying being involved at the school, the kids like to see me there, and I love the feeling of knowing the staff a bit, so I will keep doing it. For now.
I have my little brother's engagement party this weekend. We have kind of gotten used to the whole idea of the engagement now, so I must admit to feeling a little bit less excited than I probably should - although that may be due to the fact that I rashly promised to make FOUR pavlovas for the event! (I will probably get a piece that way!!!). I still have to go shopping to buy them a present.....hopefully inspiration will strike me soon. (preferably before tomorrow!).
Well I was supposed to go and cook dinner 1/2 hour ago, and I still haven't done it. I really had better get going...why do they always want to eat?????