Almost daily diary!

Friday, May 18, 2012


Here she is putting daises in her buttonholes;
grown up on the outside but still a little girl underneath
Tall Girl is very tall now, taller than me and very willowy and grown up looking. Her manner is becoming more mature too and I am enjoying watching her grow into a lovely woman.

This week I went for an interview for a possible job. The job isn't available yet, I just went along to see the school and talk to the Assistant Head. It felt like an interview though. The man I met was very pleasant but had quite a deadpan face and I still have really no idea what he thought of me or whether I will get an interview when they actually advertise the position.

Anyway, not long after I got home Tall Girl texted me in her lunchtime. "How did you get on in your interview?" She asked. Now this may sound strange but I thought that this was very grown up. She has never shown an interest or asked anything like that before. I was so pleased she had remembered and bothered to check, it felt really good to be thought of and it meant a lot to me.

It's funny how we develop all these little social skills over time. Just one little text or phrase can cheer someone's day -something to remember I guess. Who have you cheered up lately?


Steve said...

Taking my wife to the cinema tonight... hopefully that will make her feel happy.

Furtheron said...

I keep a diary of all the exams the kids are doing at the moment so I can text or call afterwards...

My daughter will never be tall, she is 5ft nothing and going nowhere in the height stakes, short women are common in my family... My son is well over 6ft now to rub salt into the wound

Maggie May said...

Can't say I've cheered anyone up today...... except my youngest granddaughter, as I helped out at Brownies and she likes me to do that.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Rob-bear said...

I cheered up a colleague by giving her work (and thus income, too) that I could have done. But I don't need the work, and she (retired and widowed) could use the activity.

I cheered up someone else through the use of Bear's peculiar brand of humour, and another soul by doing some problem-solving.

Not bad for a rainy day.

Best wishes in finding that view job. I hope it ill be something you like.

And isn't tall girls something else!

Elizabeth said...

Yes, your daughter really is growing up
and in such a super thoughtful way

maybe takes after her Mum?

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I've discovered that to cheer my kids up I need to be more positive myself. I'm trying!

nick said...

Yes, it's always good to be thought of, isn't it?

Jenny and I cheered up our friend in Melbourne who has a big family problem. I think she was just pleased to be able to talk it through with someone.