Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Early mornings and late nights.

Oooh, I'm so not used to being out at work, that is clear! I'm getting up extra early to get everything sorted before school and then finishing off last minute jobs late in the evening. I'm a very tired bunny, but it's such a good feeling.

I'm starting to remember the names of certain children and they are greeting me with more open smiles now, which is lovely. Yesterday was the practice for the Nativity, so a very fun Christmassy day, but then extra (unpaid) work in the afternoon and an evening filled with homework for the daughter. My head just didn't want to wind down, so a couple of sherry's knocked me out! I have another long day today, as they are short staffed and I said I'd cover, but I can't give away my time for nothing too often as I don't want to be taken advantage of. Even though I love being with the children I do have my own family to care for too.

Thank goodness my freezer is stocked with homemade meals that I can throw into the oven with some baked potatoes. With a little forward planning, I may even begin to be organised! Goodness, whatever next?

Meanwhile, I have fairies and sculptures sitting, waiting, the moleskin challenge to finish and various correspondences and swaps to plough on with. I WILL squeeze it all in :)


Jasmine said...

Voluntary work can be so rewarding. Sounds like you have the right boundaries in place too. x

Bovey Belle said...

I'm glad you're enjoying it, but hope they don't take advantage of willing hands!

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Wow, you ARE a one-woman show :) You're doin' it all, it's good to be busy but always take your much needed rest! Enjoy it!

Yarrow said...

Thanks Elizabeth, but I'm not really a one woman show! Hubby is helping with the ponies and driving the children to school etc... It's a bit of a shock to the system after working in the home for so long!

Yes BB, I'm loving it to bits :)

Thanks Jasmine, but I do get paid as well, it's getting the balance right that's important.

Pat said...

Hi Kim, I have been following but not posting (I think). I loved when I went to school with the kids and I loved staying home when they were at school. There is a time for everything. It is so wonderful to enjoy where you are. I can see that you are having fun. BTW your Moly was so fun to work in, I hope you like it.