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Blog for Monday 11th September 2023

My day began at a quarter past four this morning – yes! I lay in bed for an extra fifteen minutes I know, I know, so sue me! Heh-heh!

In the wee small hours of this morning, Shamara threaded herself in and out my ankles as the two of us progressed towards her bowl and her first helping of food for the day. Honestly, I swear she was smiling as I dished her food out for her.

I went up to my studio to have my Quiet Time, and then later I put on a load of washing before hanging it out to dry.

Next, I finished off writing out questions for my lessons at school later today and organized the games we will be playing to underline the lesson’s main message. I think the children will love them.

The rest of the morning was filled with phone calls to make, texts to send, and the tidying, dusting, cleaning of our home.

I also managed to squeeze in a long chat to my sister to catch up on how her week had been. I talk to her at least once a week for a catch-up call, just good sisterly chitter-chat.

I spent a lovely couple of hours at school today – always a pleasure for me. That was my second to last teaching for this term, and then I will be away in South Africa for the beginning of the last term. I cannot believe how quickly that time is coming around for my trip! Very exciting!

On leaving the farm to get to school I picked up two parcels in our letterbox and another parcel slip, so I headed for the Post Office before going to school.

Great excitement, as I knew what the parcel was at the Post Office – it was far, far too large to be put into our letterbox. It was a gift for Ken from Paddy (our son). It was a beautiful brand new 56 egg incubator!

When I got back home Ken was finishing off his siesta but had obviously been woken by a phone call that he was on when I arrived back.

So, on arriving home I presented Ken – when he had finished his phone call, first with my little gift of some slip-on slippers for him, and the lovely incubator from Paddy. Ken was thrilled.

Ken and I had a rather unfruitful exercise of contacting or endeavoring to contact our old South African bank for details we needed – it was frustrating and rather annoying at the same time. We shall have to try yet again another day. Distance can sometimes cause headaches!

For our supper we had chicken in a sauce with mashed potatoes and peas- easy-peasy and nice and quick.

While Ken was still watching sport on TV I climbed into bed with Raafie and began to watch, what I thought was a movie, but it is a series! I still have to decide whether I will continue watching or not, but I decided that sleep was more important and I was soon sound asleep.

What lesson did I learn today? Hopefully to live life more like a child does – with great gusto and happy expectations.

What am I grateful for today? The time spent with children.

My saying for today is …

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