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Today my friend and former colleague came round and we went for a walk from Seatoun round the coastline to Breaker Bay, then up over the hill to Fort Dorset. It was a little windy and overcast, with a new chill from the south and huge waves rolling up the slope towards us, so the fun, naked guys from the gay community weren't there sunning themselves *g*
We talked and talked and talked, then talked some more. It was good. I like her very much. She came back for lunch, and we talked until two. It felt good, my first classroom and child free day in absolutely months, to have no interruptions to our conversation, no bells, no people to feed, nothing. I feel amazing, although I am a little tired. I stayed up until two last night covering school books and sewing stuff on uniforms, things like that. And walking up hills, I haven't done a lot of that since the whole 'no-iron' thing, but I managed. I think the pills are kicking in pretty well now.

I had a Bazaar meeting at nine this morning with our 'site manager' and I have two meetings tonight, one at half past seven and one at eight, planning our site. It's going to be good, I can feel it. Christy and Finn are out delivering flyers. I'm ringing round the teenagers in the parish now, enlisting their assistance with my stalls. Plate smashing, coconut shy, darts, golf putting, air castle, mechanical surfboard, basketball shots, beauty parlour, dunk the teacher, rides on a Harley - you name it, we'll try it!

So, I'd better go cook dinner, huh. It's raining a bit now, and Asher is at soccer practice. He'll get rather wet! I guess I'd better go pick up the other two.

Today we received a Christmas card from moth1!!! Someone local wrote on the envelope that it's been sitting at their house for a while, sorry not to have popped it in our box. OMG!!! It's lovely too!


So. How was your day? Tomorrow, I will be WRITING. I'm sure I will.

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vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
Today we received a Christmas card from moth1!!!

We got a Christmas card this weekend too, from Tanzania!!! I think the blame for this one's late arrival lies squarely with the Post Office!!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:28 am (UTC)
Tanzania? well, I think that has a better excuse to be late than the PEOPLE OVER THE ROAD OMG!
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:36 am (UTC)
I agree, but I still think over month is a long time in the mail, Africa isn't that far away!!!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:39 am (UTC)
-Africa isn't that far away!!!
Yes it is *g*

But yeah, a month is a looooong time. It used to take exactly a week to send stuff to Virginia or the other way, from Va to here, and Elaine used to say she could sometimes send something here faster than she could get it across Glasgow!!! I guess sometimes it's luck of the draw. Or the post office. Or the train or plane or ship or... camel *g*
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
I think that a camel could have got here faster!! - or even a donkey!!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
A donkey! Now that'd be a good way to get the mail. If you rode a donkey to Tanzania, how long would that take, I wonder...
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:33 am (UTC)
Not sure! - what's a donkey's average trotting speed?!!
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:34 am (UTC)
Why isn't that last reply part of the thread? - oh well!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:40 am (UTC)
-what's a donkey's average trotting speed?!!
We'll have to wait for ringbark to tell us. And you know what, I just fell asleep sitting here OMG! I had better go to bed!
vivh
Feb. 12th, 2007 10:57 am (UTC)
Goodnight!
ringbark
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Typical donkey at work as a draught animal will go at about 1 metre per second - 3.6km/h - but apparently they only work typically 4 hours a day. Power output: 200 watts.
See http://www.worldwideflood.com/ark/technology/animal_power.htm for more.
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
See, I knew it, I knew it. My own private reference man *g*

*hugs Ian*

I think 4 hours a day might be slow for mail delivery... I'm voting for the camel (that's my Arab quarter talking)
ringbark
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
Just ask and I'll find out the answer, if I can.
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:50 pm (UTC)
I think you've been rewarding enough for today.

Cool icon!
moth2fic
Feb. 12th, 2007 02:14 pm (UTC)
I am stunned that you only just got my card, but glad it arrived in the end! Did I get the address wrong, or was it the postal service?

What a lovely way to celebrate 'freedom' with your friend!

Hope the Bazaar goes well!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
The card got here, but I think the 5 looked like an 8 so it might have sat at number 38 for a few weeks *g*

-What a lovely way to celebrate 'freedom' with your friend!
Yeah, it was brilliant. For today's celebration, I will be having a long shower ;)
microjotz
Feb. 12th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
It is snails that deliver slow post,snail mail.

The bags are heavy and they get tired so even slower going to NZ !!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
Poor snails. The one that got here eventually dropped it over the road by accident *g*
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
I love spending time just talking with friends. It's nice to not actually have to do anything, to just sit and talk.

Sounds like you're keeping plenty busy!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
Keeping busy... I feel guilty right now, it's quarter to eleven and I've done barely a thing since nine except have a shower and read a book... I should be doing laundry, dusting, cleaning, sorting, tidying... OMG!
greenpizzazz6
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)
Don't feel guilty! You need time to relax too!
natesmountain
Feb. 12th, 2007 09:58 pm (UTC)
I guess! It's nice and sunny here, I could sit on the deck. One of the teachers from last year's school emailed me this morning and I promised that I'd call in today, in about an hour, to see the children. I'm a bit nervous about going in there now. So maybe I'll sit on the deck and ...get ready for that!
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