Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Scrap Your Day 5 of 12: The day

Why does the 25th of each month always turn out to be such a busy day?! Here's what I did yesterday:

Weetabix and a kiwi, apple and lime smoothie for breakfast, and took my hay fever medication.


Then I took The Children to school.


The Boy's class was doing a special assembly as part of Healthy Living week. They performed sketches, poems and dances and showed a Powerpoint presentation, all on the theme of bullying and loneliness and how you can stand up for yourself and how you can be a friend to others. It was beautiful - they'd written and choreographed it all themselves - I cried!


As the assembly finished I had to dash off to my German lesson. I grabbed myself a coffee on the way in.


I also had some Red Cherry Go Ahead biscuits during the break.


After class I called into the library to drop off a couple of books The Boy had borrowed.


Home! To discover that my new laptop bag had arrived, yay :-)


We had some rather overripe bananas hanging around so I made a banana loaf.


While it cooked, I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher and then phoned The Mother. By the time I'd dialled I'd forgotten the reason I'd called her but we managed to chat for nearly 25 minutes anyway!


I've somehow mislaid my Bible study notes so till the new ones arrive I'm reading through Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon. Yesterday was reflecting on Psalm 38:21.


And then lunch - tuna salad with olives and some cherries, and some water.


The banana loaf was ready now. (I haven't actually tried it yet - I was making it ahead for next week, so it went in the freezer when it had cooled down - if it turns out well I'll put the recipe on my recipe blog.)


In the afternoon I went back to school for a parents' workshop and presentation about healthy eating. We heard all about the new healthy tuck shop that The Boy's class will be running next year - it will then pass to the next year group and so on in turn. We got to sample some of the snacks and rate them (today the class will be doing the same and making decisions about which ones to stock).

Then I had a spare hour before a meeting, so I tidied my cupboard in the staff room and ate some leftover popcorn samples!


And then the meeting. I'm on the curriculum committe of our school governing body and we get together termly in addition to our full governors' meetings. I had a cup of tea to wash down that popcorn...


I picked the kids up from the after-school care then rushed them home and cooked them some pasta for tea, reading through the healthy eating leaflets I'd picked up from the workshop earlier as it cooked.


Then I took The Girl to Brownies.


And then I cooked my own dinner! (The Doctor was out playing golf, he fixed himself something when he got back.) I had some leftover risotto inside a tortilla which I toasted in a frying pan - I want to call it a quesadilla but there's no cheese in it so I don't think it is! I had a few oven chips on the side because there wasn't enough risotto to make the two 'quesadillas' I'd intended. Dessert was just a few grapes. And I managed to drink my way through two 750ml bottles of water yesterday!


Time to collect The Girl from Brownies. To my delight they'd had a cartoonist in and each brought home a portrait he'd done of them!

Once The Children were ready for bed I settled down to catch up with my favourite blogs, watched a bit of TV, and gave some thought to a course outline for a craft class I may be able to teach locally next year.


Then I read a little, drank some minty hot chocolate, and made The Children's packed lunches.


And then to bed!

21 comments:

Ruth said...

Wow, that was a busy day! Your lunches are always far healthier than mine ...

Deb said...

It's always fun to get a glimpse into what your day is like, Mel. My favorite pix are the ones of The Children being taken to school. :o) xo

Ruth said...

Forgot to say ~ Wolf Hall is excellent! DS was somewhat neglected while this was on the go!

JO SOWERBY said...

gosh a busy day mel. glad the girl is a brownie, i'm snowy owl here on a thursday. i read 3 chapters of ''how to speak dragonese'' to my friend's son on friday night which was hilarious. loving the book suggestions and all that yummy food. i baked a fruit cake for my mum and dad yesterday.
Jo xxxx

helena said...

the photo triptics work well. great record of yoru busy day

Anesha said...

wow, what a busy day. The banana cake looks wonderful. Take care. Anesha

Sian said...

Wolf Hall is fab! I loved it.

Listing out activities really helps you appreciate all the little bits that go into a full day, doesn't it?

Cheryl said...

wow Mel what a busy day did you have time for anything else lol. Your lunches always look so healthy x

Cheri said...

Reading about your day made me tired! Or maybe I'm just coming down from the adrenaline high from Zumba class. Either way, wow! And the banana loaf looks yummy!

debs14 said...

You've reminded me how busy life is when your children are growing up and needing taking here there and everywhere!
I'm with Ruth, those are some mighty healthy lunches you photograph. Please don't ever come and photograph mine ;-)

Scrappi Sandi said...

A full day indeed!! I ALWAYS cry at school presentations, much to my boys embarressment!! That banana loaf looks scrumptious...do share the recipe!! Great 'toon of 'The Girl' & I'm impressed that you have a whole shelf in the fridge to accomodate packed lunches!!!!

Karen said...

Every month I am amazed at how much you cram into one day and even more so, by the number of photos you remember to take! Love the photos of your kids on the way to school.

paperpocket said...

Yum! Banana Loaf!!!

Heather said...

I'm exhausted just reading about your day!! Love all the pics but 'specially your lunches - beats my ham sandwich hands down!! lol

Nancy said...

WOW that is a busy day, and once again looking at your blog makes me hungry hee hee

KS

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Sounds very busy & tiring. I really enjoyed Wolf Hall.

Clair said...

Just shows how much you can fit into one day! Pack life in, that's what I say x

Rhona said...

I love these glimpses at your life. It always amazes me how much we manage to pack into our days without even realising it half the time ;o)

Amy said...

I felt like you needed to add 'The End' at the end ... such a busy day Mel, a marathon for you!

Enjoy the Ride said...

Good golly, Mel! By the time you wrote you had talked to your mom, I was thinking you had quite a long day... and then you kept going!! I hope you slept well!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the pictures of the tie and knees!
But what I really want to know is how you like Wolf Hall???
It's gotten such fab reviews.
Rinda