Wednesday, 29 September 2010

The sea, sleep and smiling at dogs

A bit more catching up with the things I've been learning! Here's 26th September:
  • I need more sleep!! And it's my own silly fault that I'm so tired today...
  • I love the sea. I love water - lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls (rain slightly less so, admittedly) but most of all I love the sea. I could just gaze at it for hours. I love it when it's calm and peaceful and tranquil, and the sun sparkles on the surface. I love it when it's restless and sullen, with white-capped waves breaking the slate-grey heaving mass of water. I love it when it's tempestuous and noisy with waves crashing angrily on the shore before sucking back pebbles and sand into the depths. The sea soothes me, invigorates me, inspires me, restores me. I love the sea
  • Hereford lost - again :-(
  • A brief exchange with a stranger can lift your day :-)
  • I still smile at dogs...
  • Lots about the Jewish Shabbat observances
  • The blessing of having this time with these women
  • There's a lot of food left!
  • The beauty of God's creation
  • It's good to be home :-)
  • I'm too tired to do my work properly this evening.... (Thank goodness I'm not teaching till tomorrow afternoon!)
And here's 27th September, which gets me back on track:
  • Bleh. Need a few more early nights to catch up after the weekend!
  • Even though I got up 5 minutes early, we're still going to be late to school. Kids!!
  • Today will be a bit of a struggle....
  • I need to fill in a tricky form for work. I'm not quite sure what it is I'm supposed to do
  • Hooray for helpful colleagues!
  • I don't actually need to do much photocopying today, that's good news
  • Year 3 still need a lot of time to do the ICT tasks properly, but I'm adjusting better to that now
  • I hate injustice. It makes me angry, and it upsets me
  • I'm going to need to take a lot of stuff with me for my papercrafts class!


Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Look at that awesome cart filled with organized paper supplies!!! :o) I love that, Mel.

And I'm also loving your photos of the butterfly and the water drop on the leaf ~ so beautiful!

debs14 said...

I kind of guessed you would be an organised teacher! Looks like that box is filled to the brim with gorgeous goodies.
I agree with t'other Deb, those photos of the butterfly and water droplet are superb!

Linda said...

I can so relate to your love of the sea. It does all those same things for me. I'm so glad I'm not that far from it.

Sian said...

I am going to miss these learning posts when September is over :)

scrappyjacky said...

I just love the sea as well....nothing compares.

Cheri said...

I'm with you and everyone else on loving water. I can stand at the edge of the ocean and just revel in my smallness and the wonder of how big the world is.

And does it just not seem fair that we go on these "retreats" to take a break and get recharged, but we always have to pay the price when we get back home?

helena said...

snap on the sea, dogs and injustice

love how much stuff you took to the class

Melissa said...

I love your lists of learning for each day. You have done such a great job keeping up this month and your 365 photos! Enjoyed scrolling through you blog today!

Anonymous said...

I, too, will miss your lists in October. I especially loved your writing about the sea today! I live too far from the sea, but love it every time I'm there.

Scrappi Sandi said...

You always make me smile whwn you mention Hereford Utd!! Even if they do lose!!

I'm loving that butterfly photo & I am a fellow 'Sea Head'...I would love to live nearer to the coast!!

Ruth said...

Those shots of the butterfly and raindrop are awesome! And always best to have too much in the way of crafting supplies than too little.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

That's a lot of stuff!

Amy said...

I love the sea as well - perhaps you need some music of the waves lulling you to sleep?
Great photos Mel and yes, you look to be a well organised teacher!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the butterfly pix, but mostly I'mtotally with you on the sea. I love the ocean so much that I don't think I could live very far away from it.

Rachel Brett said...

Great pics Mel, I also like the butterfly one. It's so pretty :)