Thank you soooooo much for your kind and considerate offers of babysitting.. especially deeleea who’s prepared to rush and get here quickly and fit in an evening’s babysitting after her meeting the following morning. Hmm.. makes my mind bend just to think of it. But I’m delighted to inform you that I have found a mug.. er… I mean volunteer. A colleague is willing to do it, although she’s warned me that she’s not the strictest of people so she may have her work cut out!!!
I’ll appreciate the evening out, methinks. And it was fortunate that today was a school trip. I took some work along with me to do at the “checkpoint” where I sat with all the children’s bags while they ran off to explore the park. Did I do any? Did I heck as like…. I sat and drank coffee and ate bacon butties and nattered with the various other staff and went off on the “Time machine” ride twice and to explore the woodland centre. A wonderful and much needed relaxing time, made even better by the behaviour of the children.. none of whom needed a lift back to school in the Smudgemobile. And being the person who had their car there for that very person meant that I didn’t have to go to or from the park in the coach with a host of overexcited ten-year-olds and actually had a lie in in the morning as I didn’t have to meet them there until ten :D.
Just as well, really. Least said about Tiddles at this point, the better. Suffice to say, I have spent two hours this evening at his school. I started planning the next service I’m taking by reading the readings through this morning and suddenly the story of the Cyrene woman with the demon-possessed child hit home. Not sure how I’m going to prepare a sermon based on that – it feels far too close to home at the moment.
Still, I haven’t got moths or wasps and I bought myself a comfort-penguin at the park 😀