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Everyday Life

Here are some random things that have made up my last week!

Tuesday: Teaching day today. Tufty the Guinea Pig (aged 5) sadly died from kidney disease this afternoon - we had to make the difficult decision to have him put to sleep.


Wednesday: Celebrations...Alice is 11! Simon and I celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary! Special breakfast, special lunch, special tea!


Thursday:Last day of term for one of the places I teach = Party day! We buried Tufty tonight in the Grandparents' garden. Meanwhile the 2 bunnies keep escaping into next door's garden - oh what fun for them; oh what a pain for us!


Friday: School assembly to celebrate achievements - proud mummy and daddy. Much house tidying and last minute jobs before travelling down to Devon for the weekend.


Saturday and Sunday: Away in Devon to continue the anniversary celebrations! Great weather - lots of peace, quiet, space, eating (eg cream tea) walking and talking - and absolutely no responsibilities = bliss!


Monday: Washing many piles of dirty clothes; tidying up the front garden; the supermarket run. Bunnies still escaping. Emails and letters.


Tuesday: Up to London for an appointment about my teeth - it's an age thing! Simon cooked tea - hooray! We've got a student staying. The children have friends over too, so the house is filled with people!

Whilst in Devon we sat on the seafront with the newspaper and eavesdropped as people walked past. Most of the conversations were fairly banal and ordinary - nothing too deep or earth shattering. But, like my random list of last week's events , it's the ordinary "stuff" that life's made of.
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life, - and place it before God as an offering." Romans 12 v 1 (The Message)

Comments

irene m said…
Now then...its debate time...

does "one" put the jam on "ones" scone first and then the cream....as the pic shows....or does "one " do it the proper way...which as everyone knows is....cream first and then jam.!!

Oh the things that tax "ones " mind on a sunny morning.....

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