Tomorrow it is back to work. It's INSET tomorrow (teacher training day) and then the children are in on Wednesday. We have a new topic, which should interest the children, and we have new literach and numeracy topics as well. I have a bucket of work to do lol!
And that's ok. I know what I need to do, I know that lots of it will get done, I know that some of it won't get done. I know I'm ok with that.
I think that's my plan for the year. I've spent the last 2 and a half years saying that itwillbefine. I have been proven correct - it is fine. Yesterday we woke up at a friends house after a lovely evening seeing in the new year quietly with a curry and a film. J was the first person to speak to me in 2012, with "I love you too." Jamie was the second person, with "'Allo Sarah. I a got toas a marmite." (He's two, and doesn't believe in putting all his sounds into his words as yet lol)
We came home after Ang had cooked a fat ol' breakfast, and then grabbed a few bits and went to pick up Lara. How long she'll stay Lara, I'm not sure. She's a snake, it's not as if they answer to their names! She is, however, a Khal strain Albino Boa Constrictor, and she is beautiful. She's around 3 ft a the moment, and will eventually be heading to around 10ft.
We came home, and had a weird evening. I made tea - bacon sandwiches. J and I handled Steve and Lara, and Steve was very wandering tonight, ending up all over my head. He's also getting heavy now as he heads to 5 ft. The babies are so much easier lol, at not yet 1 ft long! Anyway, I made a brew, and we watched some Four Weddings, and discussed several aspects of getting married, including showing J one of the Denim Wedding Dresses that I had looked at with Caroline years ago. I still like it. If I ever get married again, I may well get it anyway - It's not as if I can honestly wear white......
Then we watched CSI, and I was sleepy and so dozed slightly and when J said "Bedtime," Then up we went. Except that once we were confortably in bed, J realised it was only 9pm. I went to sleep for a bit - I'm very tired at the moment, but I always am after Christmas. Then a bit later I woke up, and he was as snotty as anything. I don't mean grumpy, I mean that over the course of about 20 minutes he developed a stinking cold! I did him some boiled lemonade and then went back to bed and sleep.
It was a very random night.
Last year, I put up a quote
“Peace is not something you wish for; It's something you make, Something you do, Something you are, And something you give away.”
That's the plan for this year as well. Stick with peace. Peace inside and out.