Monday, February 26, 2007

A Recipe: Organizing to see George Szirtes

... tomorrow, if everything falls according to my plans...

Here's how it goes - collect smallest child from school, feed, homework, park in front of telly.

Collect four older brothers and sisters later, homework them, feed them, park in front of telly also.

Rush round to secondary school, collect eldest son, feed, admonish to do homework and park in front of second telly. Warning: teenager + smaller children = big bust-up.

Pray that WWIII does not break out as smaller children come to the boil in the sitting room/cauldron.

Drive to train station. Get on train. Text hubby, to see that he has made it home...

and relax. Go and enjoy evening of poetry and politics as discussed by George Szirtes

Return home on train, get in car, drive to house, guzzle glass of beer/wine - and collapse in heap!

8 comments:

Hedgie said...

Oooh, neat. I just got one of his books -- Reel. Wish I couldk zip over and get him to sign it.

Hope it's enjoyable.

Cailleach said...

Funnily enough, H, I'm bringing mine with me for him to sign... ;)

I was reading some of it last night, he's so tight on form and makes terza rima look so easy! There's a lot I can learn from his work.

L.M.Noonan said...

I thought I had it bad, I've only got five boys.

Atyllah said...

Where do you find the energy!

Shameless said...

did it work, Barbara? :)

Jan said...

I love your " admonish" to do homework..This Is From One Who Has Been There.
I love your determination to keep your own self ( your REAL selkf) floating amid the crazy current that's family...
Keep it up and they'll respect you for it and admire you for it and love you for it. ( Thiugh some of them maybe about 30 once they realise!! ) Take care.

Meloney Lemon said...

You make it all sound so easy. Just finding out if they've actually got homework leaves me exhausted.
Hope you had a cool night out.

Cailleach said...

Thanks guys for your support - report to follow soon!

Yes it did work, to a degree Shameless ;)