Living Vicariously



August has been a month of achievements.  Not mine, I (shamefully) hasten to add, and if I can't stand up and be counted for my contribution to life, love and world peace, I will happily do the counting of those who can...

On the 15th, Simon had his second birthday and fell madly in love with Elmo (the red one from Sesame Street; I had to look it/him up too).  Life now reverberates to the sound of Elmo's World, a catchy little ditty along the lines of 'da da da dah, da da da dah, Elmo's World...' that lingers in the head FOREVER.  In Simon's current favourite book, Elmo has an ice-cream.  This makes him (Simon that is; I can't speak for Elmo) deliriously happy because the only thing that can push Elmo into second place in Simon's World is ice cream.  Sadly, the only thing that makes him deliriously unhappy is me never being able to sculpt a lifelike Elmo from PlayDough... Congratulations, Simon!

Also on the 15th, was my brother's fortieth birthday (cheers, old man, catching me up), and over in Bhola our beautiful carpenter Monira gave birth to a hale and hearty baby boy.  Congratulations Monira and Montu!

Over in the writing world, some of my work involves editing, mentoring, advising and tutoring.  For the last few months I've been working with Ghillian on her wip.  Okay, okay, let's be honest here, it's Ghillian who has done the work, I've just been prompting and encouraging and enjoying the regular instalments.  But earlier this week Ghillian finished the first polished draft of her first novel - now there is an achievement (note to self: follow this excellent example) and definitely one worth shouting about.  Congratulations, Ghillian!

And an equally special mention goes to Katie, another talented writer, who has not only knocked down but absolutely pulverised all obstacles in her way to complete a number of unique short stories - and I don't doubt there are more to come. Congratulations, Katie!

So, here's me, basking (shamelessly) in their glory, saying over and out to August, and making all kinds of resolutions for September...

da da da dah, da da da dah, Elmo's World, da da da dah, da... AARGHHH



Missed the (MADD) boat!
'Excuse me, do you speak motherhood?'

Comments 2

 
Guest - Marianne Wheelaghan on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:49

Hi Ann (and Katie!)Just found your blog! Sounds like you had a busy month! I am sure your students appreciate your input. It is amazing the difference the right person can make ;)Hope September is going well? Two is a lovely age - my son, Jack, is twenty, still lovely but not as cute - although his girlfriend may think differently;o)

Hi Ann (and Katie!)Just found your blog! Sounds like you had a busy month! I am sure your students appreciate your input. It is amazing the difference the right person can make ;)Hope September is going well? Two is a lovely age - my son, Jack, is twenty, still lovely but not as cute - although his girlfriend may think differently;o)
Guest - katie200 on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 23:48

Hi AnneThanks and is Elmo still singing?I hope you are all well. :)

Hi AnneThanks and is Elmo still singing?I hope you are all well. :)
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