Saturday, May 19, 2012

Hello? Is there anyone there?

A pretty but irrelevant lotus from Khao Yai

What shockingly bad manners I have. It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

This time – not that it makes a blind bit of difference to you – it wasn’t because I hadn’t got anything to say but because I’ve been SOOO busy.

First it was migraines, then I fell over and gouged out a piece of ankle, followed by tonsillitis (really? I’m not ten anymore…) and then the exams! All the while I’ve been doing a course. So, no time to tell you about any of it.

The exams are going relatively smoothly. Not the actual exams, of course: we won’t know how smoothly they’ve gone until D-Day. Gulp (One child tells me in luxuriant detail how the paper was; what marks were dropped, and where. The other child responds to the ‘how was the exam?’ question with a declaration of: ‘good’ which invites no further response from the parent enquirer. If you know my children, it’ll be clear to you which is which!)

Having two teenagers doing exams at the same time could have been stressful and I won’t pretend there haven’t been tears (they were mine) but mostly there’s been an atmosphere of slight hysteria. It’s probably not terribly responsible or kind to laugh at anyone going stir crazy with revision but Daughter, in particular, has been first class entertainment.

Anyway, I plan to prioritise poor old Tea Stains because I miss her. I’ve a new theme planned for Wednesdays and to reinstate Friday Photo. If I’ve any readers left AT ALL, do please pop back again in the coming days.


Sue Guiney said...

It will take a lot more than some family hysteria, not to mention tonsillitis and a gouged ankle (ouch!) to make me desert you. See you when I see you xo.

Jenny Beattie said...

I'm very glad to hear it, Sue.

D.J. Kirkby said...

All of that and you still managed to go to college and take exams?! You are a wonder woman!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

Ouch, poor you!

My two are in the middle of exams too and it's exhausting for them. I can't wait for them to be over.

Ragged Thread Cartographer said...

What? Desert our Thai tea and lotuses? Never!
More likely me who'd miss your posts entirely, not paying attention. x

Liz said...

I'd wondered if exams were in some way responsible for your temporary disappearance - welcome back!

Will be thinking of you come results time. I don't know how my mother would've coped if me and my sister had had important results in the same year (we're 3 years apart, so it was never an issue) - but she coped with all results days by completely reorganising & cleaning the kitchen!