Being a Tuesday morning I should be on my way to uni but for the next 4 weeks I will not be attending lectures but procrastinating blogging and doing other thanstudying at home instead. On the 30 th of Jan I have to submit two assigments of 4000 words. One on ‘assessment for learning’ and the other one on ‘use of ICT to enhance learning’. I could tell you a thing or two on both subjects but I will not bore you or myself for that matter.
Anyways , here I am home alone, kids in school, dh at work, washing machine spinning, the upstairs rooms upside down, sink full of breakfast dishes, dryer in need of emptying before wash comes out of machine…But …you’ve guessed it!!! I intend to make the most of the peace , inshallah.
Anyway, I am tired. It is only after 8 in the morning but I am exhausted. My day has started bright (it was dark actually) and early. Today is ‘Cake and Food sale’ at my teenage wannabe’s (officially a teenager since yesterday, god help us!!!) school. All money goes to the Palestinians in need. I cannot remember exactly to which charity but my guess is that it will go to Yusuf Islam’s own charity as he is the founder of the school and he is very involved in the cause.
So there I was , early in the morning making a pasta salad without the promised help of the above mentioned teenager because she could not be bothered did not hear me or the alarm. I forgive her though, only because she did appreciate my efforts profusely, she even gave me a kiss and a hug!!!!
This is her, I know you can not see it but she has a smile on her face!!! Sorry but I can not help but to be surprised at the simple action of smiling when it comes from my gloomy teenager. Could this be a sign? Are things going to get easier for us? Us, as in her two suffering younger sisters and her father and ME!!???
How do you my dear friends, sisters and readers cope with teenage girls? Please do tell. I know it requires a lot of patience, keeping the lines of communications open and du’as but it is not easy. I guess this topic requires a post of it’s own so I’ll leave it at that.
And this is what I did as soon as the three girls left the house to catch the bus…
My new vice is hot chocolate. Not just any chocolate, especially NOT the ugly type of chocolate powder that you just add to boiling water. This ,my dear readers, is the real thing. The one that requires lots of love almost boiling milk. The extra especial kind of chocolate.
And now my dear sister, friends and readers I am pretty tired and I intend to go to bed inshallah for a couple of hours hoping to wake up refreshed and with enough energy to sit at my desk and do some serious reading. I need a few academic quotes to include in my essays.
Have a good day. Hasta pronto.