Sunday, October 09, 2005

A Nice Moment

On Friday one of my year 10 boys, 'Metallica', knocked on my staffroom door and said,
"Miss nb, I want to take you to lunch."
"Oh really, Metallica? What did you have in mind?"
"I'm making a three course meal for catering and I need someone to eat it."
"Can you cook?"
"Metallica, that sounds like just what I need. Thank you for asking me."
"Okay, cool, I'll come and collect you in about an hour or so."
"I'll be here."

An hour or so later, I sat down at a beautifully presented table and dined my way through a warm and spicy lentil soup (so good- Metallica has promised me the recipe), fettucine carbonara and pancakes topped with strawberries, kiwi fruit and homemade chocolate sauce. Yum.

A colleague of mine was saying the other day that at times like this, the fact that 'life goes on' is both a blessing and a curse. That certainly feels true at the moment.


Scott said...

... tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day to the last syllable of recorded time ... a [sad and funny] tale told ... full of sound and fury [and love and kindness and loss and pain and new mornings] signifying [everything]

Jo McLeay said...

Nat, that is a beautiful moment. It *is* worth it. I received my copy of the program for the mini conference. You did good (even though Scott told me about the errors that shouldn't have happened.) Anyway what I wanted to say was, have you seen the Directory of Australian Edubloggers at The password is edubloggers if you want to go on over and leave your details. Hope to see you soon (well in December at least).