Monday 26 October 2015

Me on a half term Monday

Well Hello Monday, come on in and let's give a big old Monday wave to Sian and the rest of the Me on Monday-ers.  What's that?  I seem remarkably perky for a Monday, could it have anything to do with it being half term?  No work for me today! 
Saturday found me test driving a new floor map (what a glamorous life I lead) and really cracking on with my quilt. Having done all the cutting and matching, the squares started to come together quickly and I'm reaching the part that I love, when you can see what it's going to look like
A final job for the day was to make sure all our clocks were altered so that when we woke on Sunday they were correct for going back an hour.  No chores for me on Sunday though. We were invited to our son's for lunch.
What a treat, someone else cooking Sunday lunch!  It was a really lovely day and great to have the family all together.  Even Coco came, although she missed the photo shoot as she was on Squirrel Watch in another room. She loved the fact that she could stand up at the window sill and have a brilliant view of the garden and people walking by.
So before I tell you what I'm up to today, let me share a story which happened last week and made me feel every one of my 57 years.  You see one of my jobs is to compile the school newsletter which I actually quite enjoy even though getting people to write articles is sometimes like getting blood out of that proverbial stone.  Some of our Sixth Formers are participating in the Dragon's Apprentice Challenge and had written me an article.  They are given a set amount of money and have a year to generate as much money from that starter to finance any charity events they organise.  So they wrote me an article.  The first group are raising money for the YMCA.  The second, YCT a counselling service for young people.  The third - and I quote - is:
Age Concern -  a meeting place for the over 55's. It provides elderly people with great venue to meet new people, enjoy good, hot food and participate in a variety of activities.
Hang on a minute.  Over 55 qualifies as Age Concern? Over 55 = elderly?  Oh my goodness. How old did that make me feel?  No matter how carefully you highlight those silver strands in your hair, no matter how tastefully on trend you may try and dress, those pesky Sixth Formers apparently classify you as 'elderly'!  There's a thought to start the week on. 
So today marks the start of a week away from work and I have a caffeine filled day in store.  A friend who is a teacher coming over for coffee this morning and this afternoon meeting up with a group of friends at Café Nero in town.
And a lot of quilt sewing in between.  In fact I can't think of a better way of spending a Monday, not being at work, meeting friends and doing something crafty.  A pretty good start to the week off.  Hope your Monday holds good things too!


helena said...

I'd better make the most of the next 2 years before I become elderly!!! Intrigued at your floor map then realised it was a mop - a map sounds more appropriate for the elderly!!. Have a great week

Julie Kirk said...

Allow me to make oyou feel better / worse ... you decide...

I went to college when I was 20 [rather than 16] and was considered a 'mature student' once I reached 21. One of my tutors was 24 ... so I felt rather old from the start!

And - one of my campus overheards involved a student discussing a psychology research paper thusly ... “Well, they used quite old men. Yeah, they were 30-50”.

Enjoy your time off - sounds like you're going to make the most of it. x

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Have a lovely week away from school, Deb. Sounds like you've started as you mean to go on.

Sian said...

Oh, that's funny! Sort of :) Feeling elderly here this morning as I decide which length of skirt to keep and which to send back..below the knee or just above it..

Your quilt is going to be beautiful.

Enjoy your time off Deb

Denise said...

Hmmmmm - the less said about age the better... How nice for you to be cooked Sunday lunch and I really hope you have a good week off school so you are all refreshed and ready for some new spreadsheets when you go back ........:-) xx

Patio Postcards said...

I laughed & laughed about your age story ... well so many stores prompt discounts for seniors - starting at age 55! And with all the pressure for 50 something to be the new 40 and the 40 somethings to be the new 30 - it's a wonder any of us can keep tabs on anyone's age. I hope you have a wonderful week ahead of you.

Louise H said...

My hairdresser was talking about how his clients were all 'middle aged ladies' the other day - too me! Now as the above comment says 40 something is the new 30 something so surely 46 isn't middle aged is it? Please don't answer that!
Have a super holiday x

Cheri said...

It's all a matter of perspective, isn't it? I remember when I thought 25 was "old". Now I think of people in their 40's as young. Go figure.

alexa said...

Elderly at 55? Certainly not! Elderly is over 90 in my book :). Now that's a nice crafternoon: hopefully there's a little cake to mop up that caffeine?

Sheena said...

Age is all in the mind I've decided as I watched my Folks celebrate 50 years of marriage last week!
Have a good holiday :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I must say I like Alexa's idea - elderly is over 90! I'm all for that one. The quilt is looking goood! Have a nice week off.