Monday, September 01, 2008

The Sound of Silence!

Today is the first day of the new school year! I am practically dancing on my keyboard here, because the peace is simply heavenly after all the running around this weekend. There was a lot of last minute stuff to be bought: pencil cases, things to stuff in pencil cases, things to stuff into the things in pencil cases and another pair of trousers for one of the little ones, because I'd optimistically bought him a pair for his right age, forgetting that he's on the small side, because he's a twin.

Anyway, I come back after my morning walk to post. Two fine books from Salt: Me and the Dead by Katy Evans Bush, and Balancing on the Edge of the World by Elizabeth Baines. Both look extremely yummy from the quick dip I've had. But I'm restraining myself, as I've got more writing to do than can be good for you.

The dissertation is almost due: a little over three weeks, or less... :/ and I really must get my finger out and get the bleeder done. It looks like fifty poems at the moment, the order is wrecking my head and I'm veering from thinking it's a total load of rubbish, to thinking it's okay. Pffft! Revisions, revisions, revisions... if you say it enough times it begins to take on a completely new meaning.

And did I mention how happy I was to be rid of my lil' darlings..?

12 comments:

on a small island said...

Ah the joys of September 1!!

best of luck with the dissertation. And don't doubt yourself too much

riverwillow said...

Enjoy.

I'm also pratically dancing on my keyboard too - my contract finished on Friday and my next doesn't start until October :o)

d@\/ e said...

just think, a few hours and your lil' darlings are home again ;-)

BarbaraS said...

ah yes, Dave, but it's how productive I can be whilst they're gone that counts ;)

Cheers On a Small Island...

Woohoo, Riverwillow, a gap month? Enjoy!

Dick said...

And I, who last year would have been taking them off your hands, as it were, am shot of them too. And now that retirement is beginning to kick in, I am as delighted as you are to be so!

belle said...

Just got rid of Tilly ... one more day of Jeff ... not that I'm counting or anyfink ...!

Enjoy your productivity

BarbaraS said...

:) Belle, I know it sounds horrible, but we do enjoy them being out in the world making a nuisance of themselves with other people... it gives us a break ;)

Dick, now you can reap the benefits of the whole experience!

Debi said...

You forgot you had twins?

Hmmm, am I the only one to think that's a trifle worrying ...?

Kay said...

Enjoy!!!!

apprentice said...

I can almost touch that peace that you're enjoying.What a shame they had such a wet summer.

I'm sure your dissertation will be good and strong. It's the revising/editing that does your head in on long pieces. Is there anyone you trust to read it through for you?

BarbaraS said...

Luckily enough I've had a couple of readers to help with the nits in it. Now I'm letting it rest for a week - a little like pastry in the fridge...

Minx said...

No worries, it's half term soon!!