Skip to main content

The beginning...

Dave and I have spent part of today discussing how things might be once he finishes up at work (just three weeks from now)...

It was a really good talk. I can see he has formulated some fairly good ideas about what he wants to do. He is going to get his lisence, which will be excellent. Also, he wants to go and see a life coach (I seeded this idea over a year ago, but he has recently started reviving the idea all on his own, which is excellent!), he wants to go and check one out and see if they can offer him what he's looking for, anyway...

I brought up the idea of get me a laptop (not totally unselfish, LOL), and a wireless router. The idea being that we make up a timetable, let's say 9am-2pm 5 days a week (not Mondays or Wednesdays), Dave will disappear into the study, not to be disturbed, so he can work uninterrupted on his "work", while I watch the kids in the rest of the house, with my laptop, so I can still do my stuff. He would have to learn to tune out the household noise, and realise he is not responsible for the kids at all during that time...

This way, he gets his time to work and get his dreams underway, I get my wireless laptop, and to have him "home" some of the day.

He's also talking about getting 1-2 days paid work a week (that work would be done during those work hours I just mentioned)... I'm considering doing an editing course, and then setting up to edit thesis or essays etc. I've also suggested we should really *set up* an office properly, so we can both work properly, and also for the kids school stuff in the case the homeschooling legislation is strict and we have to keep records/show work(sheets) etc. So, we might invest in a fax, photocopier and a lazer printer, but we have to investigate that further...

I had a dream years ago, when we'd been together only a few months, of us with three kids aged 8, 6 and 18 months-2years. We lived very close to a beach that we used to walk along, and I was tutoring in writing, or some such thing with groups that came to the house, and I had a laptop... Timeline-wise, that is only another 18 months away... Things definitely seem to be moving in that direction, except the living right near the beach bit...

Comments

katef said…
wow things seem to be falling into place for everyone today... that is such good news. Just makes you feel grounded and all is right with the world when things all seem to be heading in the same direction! :)

Popular posts from this blog

12 Things Happy People Do Differently - a self-reflection...

A few days ago a Facebook friend posted the above poster on her wall. I believe she got these points from this blog which she enjoys reading, and the bloggers on the Marc and Angel Hack Life blog derived their discussion of these points from this book, available on Amazon - you're welcome! I have to admit, I haven't read the blog or the book I've just mentioned but wanted my readers to have access to the sources of the poster for their own reflective purposes.
The New Year will be upon us in but a few days and I thought this a great opportunity to do a little personal assessment on how I'm playing the happy game. I'm often not very happy at all - I don't need to be happy all the time, let me just say that up front - I personally believe that life is a balancing act and those who seek euphoria often will also often feel desolation because in all things there must be balance. The great riches of the few on this planet come at the personal cost of the many as is …

The symbolism of elephants...

Just recently I've been seeing and noticing elephants everywhere!

A few weeks ago I saw the Samsung Elephant Ad, and watching that led me to watching a video with an elephant painting (seriously, you have to watch it to believe it!).

Then last night the boys told me they were having a free dress day at school to raise money for 'Mali the Elephant' - who turned out to be a paper maché statue which the children will paint and then show around the council before it comes back to the school to stand outside the performing arts room.

Then this morning I followed a link from Twitter to Toushka Lee's blog and read this post about an elephant orphanage in Sri Lanka.

This morning the Grumpy Old Man did another driving test and unfortunately didn't pass. We've booked his next test and are looking forward to that now. About ten minutes before he walked in the door I saw this poster on Facebook...


At the time, I didn't know if the Grumpy Old Man had been successful or …

Alone... And Stuff...

Do you ever just need to be alone?



As the boys are growing up, we have more times when the house is quiet. The youngest will be asleep. One will be reading, one will be playing on his computer with headphones on, one will be painting and there is stillness.

Sometimes, even that is not enough.

Sometimes I crave being alone, with no possibility of someone suddenly realising they have to tell me something important or ask me a question or even just crash about in the kitchen.

Sometimes I crave S P A C E, lots and lots of space, being able to walk from room to room without encountering another soul.

This is how I felt when I woke up this morning, so instead of getting ready for work, I decided to stay home. Get up, but not go anywhere, no hear the sound of my own voice, or anyone else's.

I think this might just be part of getting older. After a lifetime of chasing after other people and trying not to be alone, my mind and body is full of thoughts, experiences, feelings, and busy-ness …