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?"
"Yeah"
"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.

2 comments:

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
http://australianedubloggers.pbwiki.com/ 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).
Jo