Monday, September 10, 2007

A Rainy Monday Afternoon...

Hello Friends!

I cannot believe that I have not posted to my blog yet in September. With five children in the house and the school year underway, my role as "social director" and chauffeur has become busier than ever. In addition to getting everyone to their activities, I have one college course this autumn and will be beginning a part time job. I have some training sessions this week, and then next week will begin my role as a one-on-one aide for a student in a nearby school.

I was sorry to miss posting for Poetry Thursday last week, and will have to miss it again this week because of a busy agenda for the day. I hope to resume my exploration of various types of poetry next week.

It is rainy and cool this afternoon. I don't mind. If it was warm and sunny, I would have wanted to spend the morning in the garden instead of indoors doing housework, college course work, and reading with little Tanka. He wrote his name independently for the first time today. It is wobbly and so cute, and some of the letters are "inside out and backwards." (Yes, I dated it and set it aside to save!)

My clock tells me it is about time to make another run to the bus stop, so I'll bring this to a close. I hope to catch up on reading blogs and emails soon! Take care!

Sunflower Field just over the property line, September 8, 2007, photo by Aisling


Anonymous said...

It's amazing how suddenly life takes on a chaotic spin once school starts isn't it? I am amazed at all the chauffering around here that has started already.

Congratulations on the part-time job. That sounds like a perfect position for you - I know you'll do great. And I'm so proud of you for continuing the school classes. With such a full load, I'm sure it feels overwhelming at times, but I know you are enjoying it and the blessings to come I'm sure will be worth the hard work.

Rapunzel said...

You have been so busy, Aisling! I've missed you but certainly understand as I have not been posting as much either.

Take care, dear friend!

Aisling said...

Grace and Rapunzel,
Thank you for stopping by and offering your encouragement and positive comments. I worry at such time as these that my children's youth will pass in a blur. I want it to go slowly. I want to savor it, you know?

Catherine Mary said...

Aisling, congratulations on your new position. Take care of yourself during this busy time.

Aisling said...

Catherine Mary, Thank you for your thoughtfulness. That is a good reminder!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

I did miss your poetry post but I'm still having fun with what I've learned already and will look forward to the next installment.
This time is your life does seem to move at a super fast pace and so you have to make enough memories to fall back on when everyone's gone on to their own lives. My kids remember certain things that at the time I didn't realize they would. It's kind of interesting what they remember and what becomes a special memory for them.

Nan - said...

So good to hear from you, dear Aisling. I hope it won't be all too much for you this year. But you've got an inner calm that should bring you through each day just fine.

Aisling said...

Robbin & Nan,

Thanks for your caring comments. I substituted today, and one thing is for sure, having a regular part-time job is more predictable at least than subbing, which is what I have been doing. I'll enjoy having the regular schedule, and yet my life has so much variety. I can't possibly get bored! *Grin*