Saturday, April 19, 2008

The holidays are nearly over...

I have written a couple more posts and then not posted them. This is becoming quite ridiculous. I go back to work on Monday and the gloom is descending. If you could see inside my mind right now, you would run for cover.

Update 1: I am ok. I think. I have not actually tried lifting or carrying anything at all for 3 weeks, so we will see what happens when I try to cart that laptop etc about next week. Lolling about like Lady Muck has been an interesting experience. Being driven all over the place has also been interesting. I am the world's worst passenger. Have I used all that lolling time well? Absolutely not. I am very good at diversionary tactics. What was that??? I can't hear you....lahlahlahlahlah....(sticking fingers in ears in a particularly grown-up fashion.)

Update 2: We still have no hot water. So my son is the chief water carrier around here. I live in a civilised world. I have friends coming back from holidays soon, who know all about hot water. I like useful friends.

Update 3: I have yet to start on the bathroom. But I do believe that my friend, Louise, and I have decided that we are intelligent, practical, logical women who can conquer new bathrooms. One day. And the fact that she has a builder brother who loves his sister dearly and would run to help if we were sitting on a fountain of water yelling help in a loud fashion has absolutely NOTHING to do with our confident decision to do it ourselves. David would provide the muscle. He knows nothing of this yet, by the way.

Update 4: I have been good and have not sewn the quilts. It is unbelievably frustrating. I did try a little embroidery but that was not very bright of me at all. So I stopped.

Update 5: I have fallen in love with the Elm Creek Quilt novels. I want to move to Pennsylvania tomorrow. I specialised in American History for my degree way back in the dark ages, and the combination of the love I have of quilting and the period of history which fascinates me most being combined in a story is just perfect for me.

Update 6: Andrew and Ann returned from their holiday in Hong Kong safely. They had a wonderful time, and can't wait to go back and explore more, and go further afield.

And, as I am not going to post those other posts, that is it for now. The couch is calling, and so is my book. It has just occurred to me that the one thing we all have in common, people, is that we all love reading. We wouldn't be here if we didn't. You can't love writing if you don't love words. And if you love words, you love reading them.


Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

I hate reading that the gloom is descending. Find myself fervently hoping and praying that you find something to work at that is more fun and soul satisfying. (I hope and pray the same for myself.)

Good girl to behave and follow the doc's orders. It can't have been easy.

How intriguing that you specialized in American History! Now I must look for those books. (I am currently reading "The Time Travler's Wife." I am alternately pleased and dismayed by it.)

Here's to hot water soon and new adventures!

Donnetta (momrn2) said...

I have full confidence that you can and will tackle your bathroom successfully!! :-)

I had never thought about it that we all have a love for reading in common. However, I do believer you are on to something!

Trusting you enjoy your last little bit of holiday before life returns full force.

Morning Glory said...

What a great way to start my morning -- enjoying your sense of humor. I hope you have a very lovely weekend, and I'm glad you're getting better physically.

Enjoy that book!

Needled Mom said...

Still no hot water???? Oh dear. Good thing that you have someone to be chief water heater/carrier.

So sorry to hear that tomorrow is the day to return to classes. I am, however, thrilled that you are well enough to return.

I am eagerly waiting to see completed pictures of that new bath.

Susie said...

Still no hot water? I would be beside myself with stress!
Glad you're starting to feel more yourself. I hope work goes smoothly and easily for you! Don't overdo!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Good luck with everything. I hope work will be okay.

mary said...

I sent my son to university and then he went ahead and spoiled my dream for him by not going! On your advice I am seriously considering plumbing school for him - seriously he is always raving on about how RICH he is going to be (real soon). Only problem is he is a major culprit for leaving the tap dripping. Enjoy your deep bath - remember dreams can be miracles (just ask Joseph).

Dawn said...

Okay, even when the funk is descending upon you, you manage to make me laugh. Somehow I missed the hot water episode!

Doing a bathroom - I don't know!! But it is ridiculous how much plumbers charge!

I haven't heard of that quilting series - there are several out there. My favorite is the series by Earlene Fowler. She is good and I look forward to her new book each year - she writes such clean wholesome stuff!!

You're right about the reading/writing connection.

Have a wonderful Sabbath (oh, but yours is almost over!)

Jeana said...

What happened to the "Get your son to be a plumber" plan? ;-)

Crystal said...

When you are finished with your bathroom, could I hire you to do mine? You can come and live here until the job is finished :))

I hope that school goes okay tomorrow (you are probably getting ready to head out as I write this) - I'll be thinking of you. I'm going to look for those novels and I'm glad the kids liked Hong Kong. It's quite the teeming metropolis with amazing shopping!

Stay well, my friend!

Barbara said...

My best wishes for a good week at work this week Linds and that your water problem will soon re fixed. Only when these things happen do we realise just how much we depend on these things in life.
Will look forward tothe finished bathroom.

Isabelle said...

Well, I don't know about plumbing except that I greatly admire your courage... But yes, how hard can it be?

Sorry you're feeling so down, though. I quite understand why. I don't know why anyone is a school teacher - I mean, I do, but I don't know how anyone can put up with it for ever. (Though I realise that work isn't your only grief.) Six years was quite enough for me, though there are compensations, as you'll remember. But it's too hard. Find something else, I'd say. The only thing is, that the longer you stay at a school, the better things get because you become a fixture in the kids' eyes.

Maybe YOU could become a plumber. You'd get to see people's houses and earn lots of money. Idea??

Bronwen said...

Here's hoping that your day went well, and that you didn't do yourself a mischief lugging the laptop and equipment around....
As for feeling low... all I have to offer are my prayers and cyber (((((((((((hugs))))))))))) (as heartfelt as real ones)

Penless Thoughts said...

Endeavoring to catch up with my reads. It's hard when you get behind!!