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!