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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday

If I had to take a picture to show you what my Tuesdays look like, it would be a picture from the drivers seat of my car. Every Tuesday during the school term is hectic. Well hectic for me anyway. It is not my favourite day of the week. I leave home at 6.30am after having a hard time rousing the kids at 5.45 to get ready for the day. Grace has a violin lesson 7.30 to 8.30 and then we have to dash to school. During the hour of her lesson, we often head to the only venue open in town for a cup of coffee or tea. Thankfully, I take my knitting, crocheting or some other on-the-run project and relax even if the atmosphere is not too condicive to relaxing. Today I also had to be back closer to home to drop off the girl's baking for the next round of CWA competitions. I am half hoping that they don't make it any further in the competition just so they don't have to make the same things again so soon.



Now I have finished the chores associated with my 'simple' life such as poultry feeding and garden watering and am enjoying a break with a cup of peppermint tea and one of Grace's rock cakes she baked for the competition. Then this afternoon, it is back to town for Hope's violin lesson, drop the car off for a pre-registration check and home to cook dinner and bed.

I'm not complaining. Just letting you know that the rural life although it is idyllic most of the time, has its draw backs. If you want to or need to do anything, it is usually a long drive to do it. I love seeing my children learn their instruments and develop their sporting abilities. It brings me joy. The driving however I could live without. A 100km round trip each time we go to town gets a bit tedious sometimes. In the blink of an eye though, this stage of my life will be over and I will then be wishing back the times when my babies needed me. Car time is great for talking and thinking. I must be a glutton for punishment though because I am off on the weekend for a trip to Sydney so Tom can attend a workshop for his year 12 English class. It's an excuse to visit my sisters and to have a little taste of life in the city.

Does anyone else have crazy, hectic days? I'm sure everyone does.

Tracy

6 comments:

Blore said...

I will welcome you to my crazy and hectic life on the weekend. Still deciding which restuarant to go to but Brett has given me a night off from babysitting so it will just be me plus the Gillards (minus 2) going out for dinner!

joolzmac said...

I know just what you mean. Both my girls went to the college in MtG, 50 kms away. Their social calendar meant driving up and back to drop them to parties and not to mention the school functions, sometimes 2 in the same week! Bri has her licence now but I worry about her on the road when she drives there and back. Its never ending for Mum's Taxi Service!

My mouth is watering over your relish! I must try and buy some local made stuff....

Cheers - Joolz

Chookyblue...... said...

when you live out of town there is always lots of car chat time...........even if I stay home I have to do 40kms in total for the bus run.......

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Hope your Wednesday was not so busy. I live in town but as my daughter works on the other side of town from where we live, I tend to think all I do is drive all day too. Not long and she'll have her licence (we hope)

Anita said...

Yep, hectic most days LOL
Fortunately I don't have to run the kids around anymore, just getting to and from work each day in Sydney traffic is enough for me!!

Paola said...

This year my son started high school which means a 20km round trip to the bus stop each morning. This is definitely talking time. Apart from that, I make the 20km trip into town at least once a day, sometimes twice or three times for different things.No traffic though, so not too bad.