Tuesday, 9 February 2010

celebrate good times

  • I survived the photography talk. Actually, it went really well. And as Bear said:  'Those are your friends, anyway - it's not like they're going to bite you!' Well, yes. But I wanted to do it well.
  • I've been blogging for five years, as of yesterday.
  • This is my 1,200th post.
  • I was astonished and gratified - one of the women at my talk said she would love to have me take pictures of her children - and now I'm thinking of starting a side line....or something. I do love it so.
  • I did hot lunch at the school today (29 grilled cheese sandwiches, an immense pot of tomato soup) and asked Rosey's teacher about R's pronunciation of the 'th' sound. (She has (we think) an infected hangnail, and her cuticle is puffy and red and when squeezed, emits a high-pitched keening. Oh wait - that was R. Her 'flumb' is pus-y.) Her teacher looked across the lunchroom and called over the school's speech therapist, who right there and then agreed to see R this afternoon. And she did. How do I know? Because the school let Miss R call and tell me how she 'practiced my thumb, Mama. I practiced my thumb.'  Is it no wonder I love this school?
  • Tomorrow is book club, and I can't wait. Our book is heating up, and everyone is enjoying it so far. I'm really delighted with that, because several of the members don't usually read for fun.
  • So, good all around. How're you??


Elizabeth said...

Happy Blogiversary and 1200th post!

I knew the talk would go well.

Loth said...

Happy Bloggy Anniversary! I am very well, thank you for asking. Husband is in London, boys are in bed and I am sitting with the laptop, vacation planning. And acting as a chaise longue for two cats.

BabelBabe said...

i'd be MUCH better if they'd quit cancelling school here.

Jen on the Edge said...

Congrats on the successful photography talk.

And happy blog anniversary!

Suzanne said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Kudos on the photography talk, too!

As for me, two tests, two 88's. Two tests this week and one next. I'm heading towards more A's, even with the heavy course load! Wheeeee. :)

Stomper Girl said...

Congratulations Jess on 5 great years of blogging and fine photography! You rock.

mamatulip said...

Jess, you are an amazing photographer! Definitely consider a side-project/line thing with photography. :)

alison said...

Happy 5 years!! Things are OK round here, bracing for Leah's (10th!!!!) birthday party tomorrow night, and reading like crazy to get through my book club book for next week's meeting - Sebastian
Faulkes' 'Engleby'.

Isabelle said...

Happy Bloggie!

I'm fascinated that people would join a book group who don't read for fun. Masochists, presumably.