Monday, 22 September 2008

SUMMER HIATUS

Well it's happened again - my going AWOL over the summer months....... I can here you Brits humphing at the mention of summer...... OK, I disappeared for August.......
Wasn't for any earth shattering reason, just bloody busy.
Cricket, as ever occupied much of the time and when it wasn't actually being played it was organising teams for said pastime and if it wasn't arrangements, it was coaching and if not coaching it was pouring (!!) over weather forecasts trying to predict if the game would actually get played........ The team the husband plays for won a cup that the club had never managed to win before, so that was a good night! My two older boys enjoyed playing at senior level and good old fashioned sibling rivalry certainly seemed to sput them on.
Work has swayed from busy, to manically busy back to normal busy. Not complaining, love my job but it can be pretty full on at times.
Managed to persuade the husband to comtemplate a foreign holiday........ I wasn't so persuasive as to manage to get him to actually renew his passport so I guess that will have to wait until next year.
Settled number 2 and number 3 sons into a new high school....... Now therein does lie a tale...... Number 3 son was always scheduled to attend a different school to number 2, who was at our local comp....... I wasn't happy with the standards there and with number 3 being statemented, I was very anxious that his needs would not be catered for at our nearest school. Much agonising and worrying later, I found another reasonably local school with a much more pleasant environment........ The week before the end of term, number 2 son announced he wanted to change schools too......... Marvellous! I realy needed all that hassle. Anyway, I grilled him particularly carefully and his motivation to move seemed well thought out and genuinly considered..... Two new uniforms and two bus passes later and both seem to be settling in well.........
Number one son passed his driving test and turned 18 in August, so you can imagine that it turned out to be a scarily expensive month!
Had a whistle stop tour of Milton Keynes, Bicester, Oxford and Stratford Upon Avon over a weekend and that's about it......
Oh yeah, was in the local paper today in an article about blogging so thought I'd better do some!!!
Have been reading my regular pages but guess now the nights are drawing in I will be a better correspondent........
Talk soon xxx

9 comments:

softinthehead said...

Welcome back !

Kaycie said...

My posting has been patchy for a while, too. I think with the kids back in school, I'll post more as well. Maybe.

Good to hear from you.

Suzysoo said...

Hello there, good to read you again!

Working mum said...

Welcome back! Does sound hectic. Are the boys at the same school now? Does that make things easier? Hope #3 son thrives in his new school and #2 is happy with the change.

Swearing Mother said...

Nice to see you, to see you NICE.

x

knifepainter said...

.....so we're famous then.....

Miriam said...

Hey, glad you're back, I missed you! mimi

Suzy said...

You were really missed!!!!!

Missed your humor, your family stories and your superb writing!

Welcome back!

What a summer you've had, but it all sounds good.

Love,

Suzy

Maggie May said...

Glad you are back. It is the only good thing I can think of, concerning the nights drawing in.