I shall gird my loins in just a while, and fly through the house as only a woman on a mission can. Once I get going, I find I enjoy the task of getting my home back into some semblance of order. I'll curse and moan under my breath all the while (honestly, do boys really have to be so bloody filthy?), but when order is restored from chaos I know I'll feel better about life in general. I'll feel that sense of accomplishment that a plump cushion and a washed floor can bring.
But a few things that have made me smile today; Olly came downstairs in full batman/zombie pirate regalia this morning. He wasn't going back to school, he said. He was off to fight crime. What kind of crime, asked Sam. Crime against snails, came the reply. Obviously, he still hasn't forgiven me for the teeny tiny amount of pellets that I have put around my precious cosmos seedlings. Anyway I did manage to get him to school, and as he went into class, I saw him sidle up to Miss Rae. He patted his coat pocket. She and he peered into it, and she took out a snail. They had a little chat, and then together took the snail outside and placed it on the grass outside the classroom. What am I going to do with him?!
My friend Liz and I have just had a lovely chat about our dear friend Roo. We have laughed and had a little tear too. Roo had a very naughty sense of humour, and I know that she'd appreciate that we could giggle in memory of her. It's made me think a lot about friendship, and what that means to me. It's something I think I'll explore further in a later blog post. Life often just doesn't make sense to me. The whys and the how could theys and the how could it happen to them. And I am very aware that I can easily get bogged down in the maudlin. I think I shall take a leaf from Roo's book, who basically just got on with living her life even as it was drawing to a close.
Live it. Live your life. No philosophy or soul searching is required. Just get on with it.
I've already started my choice for June, due to the fact that I have promised no more book purchasing until I've finished the back log on Kindle and shelf. I associate Ms Greer with the eunuch, but this is proving a fascinating read. The flora and fauna discussed in the book are unfamiliar, but I am enjoying it nonetheless.
Linking up with Laura.
Right I'm off to do battle, housewife style!
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