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Stay at home with the cats... or act on stage. My lifelong dilemma.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Doin' the Dance of Joy!

Today I gave my last lesson before the Christmas holidays. Yesterday and the day before we had the school play and I must say the kids were great. I admit I got a tiny bit emotional at the fact that they got it exactly right and that the hours spent ruining my voice screaming at them with veins popping out from my forehead were not totally in vain (or in vein hee!)

Anyway, today I came home at 1.30 pm and did a little dance to celebrate (the cats were very confused and immediately ran into another room). I can't believe it. I have a week off from work! I keep on having to say it aloud to actually believe it.

You see, for those of you who didn't know, I started my new teaching job in mid-October, a mere day after I left my old job. Since then, I have been teaching every single weekday (I even teach on most public holidays) and writing articles, to make ends meet, on Sundays. I haven't had a single day off and as, I'm sure you can imagine, teaching is an extremely stressful, although very rewarding, job. So, basically, I've been a stressball since October. A much happier stressball than I would have been had I been at my old job, but a stressball nevertheless. The main thing that kept me going was that I would soon have the luxury of a whole week off. And here it is - yippee!

So here is my list of what I want to do during this week:

1. Do the Dance of Joy (tick)

2. Take a nice long bath every evening. Erm... not that I haven't been having baths, but the ones I have been taking are those 5-minute, in-and-out jobs just before I have to leave the house for yet another lesson. The ones I am going to be taking this week shall last a minimum of 45 minutes, with hot water being added as needed and lots of bubbles courtesy of Marks and Spencers' cherry bubble bath foam.

3. Enjoy our bloggers meeting tomorrow! Especially since am now a bona-fide blogger, Sharon.

4. Rent and watch the final series of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', which I have been meaning to finish for around 3 years now - arg!

5. Eat a lot of mince pies. And chocolate log. And Xmas pudding. Insomma, you get my drift.

6. Sleep.

7. Sleep some more.

8. Go to the cinema and watch a whole film without nodding off during the interval.

9. Catch up on my reading of Television Without Pity.

10. Watch 'The Office' dvds with my hubby, with the cats on my lap and the heater full-on (it's a gas heater of course or else we wouldn't be able to afford it hehehe!)

11. Read -'real' books, not magazines, kiddies songs or drama excercises.

12. Not have to shout at/see kids for at least a week - BLISS!

If you have any more ideas, lemme know!


  • At 4:17 PM, Anonymous Soisa**BrasiL said…

    Your blog is cute!!
    I'm a brasilian girl!
    I don't speak english very good, so...
    Bye bye!!

  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger Pierre J. Mejlak said…

    Enjoy the holidays, Reesa :)

  • At 8:25 PM, Blogger Toni Sant said…

    Your cherry bubble bath reminds me of some strawberry soap you once introduced me to. Good enough to eat!

    Both seem to go well with the template you've chosen for your blog.

  • At 8:40 PM, Blogger princess reesabuttercup said…

    Thanks Pierre!

    He he re: strawberry soap! The funny thing is that I never liked pink in my younger days. Now that I'm arguably more mature, I love anything pink! As long as I don't turn into Barbie or Paris Hilton...

  • At 11:55 PM, Blogger MaltaGirl said…

    Speaking of films, I suggest you go see The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe if you haven't already. They did a wonderful job with it (although they left out my favourite bits, i.e. the uncanny knack Aslan has of helping you realise what a stupid person you've been, lol).

  • At 12:30 AM, Blogger nigredo said…

    yeah... u did a tremendous job with the kids... well done...

    seen bits and pieces of it...


  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger princess reesabuttercup said…

    Thanks Nigredo! And yes, Maltagirl I should be going to watch it with my mum sometime next week!

  • At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Queen Pea said…

    watch the FIREFLY VIDEOS that i will drop off at your house on Saturday !!! there's another one to add to your list. it's gonna be a busy week ! hehe !!

  • At 6:58 PM, Blogger wwwitchie said…

    Sweetie, can't wait to see you... ejja caqlaq, we're both in Malta now for chrissakes... ara let's go to the cinema!!!! I'm dying to go too, so many films to see. Call me!

  • At 7:30 PM, Blogger princess reesabuttercup said…

    Vera Sha - we HAVE to meet x'gharukaza! Pop over on the 24th, 'kay! Pia see you then, then. erm... And yay Firefly! Please say a big thanks to Katherine!

  • At 9:03 PM, Blogger G said…

    This is your week OFF... why are you making lists of things to do?!?! Although the 45 minute baths sound very relaxing :)

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger princess reesabuttercup said…

    Quite right G - making lists is a bad habit of mine! At least everything on my list is a fun thing to do for once!


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