Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Tasks, time and Tim Holtz....

Thoughts, observations and lessons learnt on 13th September:
  • Mornings don't get any easier!
  • I don't quite know what to do with myself in the morning if I'm working in the afternoon
  • Watching Broken Flowers was a waste of time! I like romance. I especially like romantic comedy. I also like other types of film, as long as they have a good storyline and characters I can be interested in. Most of all, I like a happy ending. This film didn't even have an ending! If it hadn't been for the credits rolling, I wouldn't have known it had finished!
  • Ironing is OK as a task if it's for craft purposes (but only if it's for craft purposes, obviously)
(See my cute dinky little travel iron that I keep for craft use?!)
  • I need more double-sided tape!
  • It's fun to create something while plotting nice surprises and thinking happy thoughts :-)
  • Thinking about doing a task is not the same as doing it. No matter how many times you think about it and no matter in what detail, it doesn't mean the task has been done... This should not surprise you
  • Get to work early!!
  • A split teaching day seems to make it harder to settle back into school routines
  • 'Time' is still one of the mathematical concepts children can find hardest to grasp
  • It feels good to get ahead of myself with photocopying resources :-)
  • I eat when I'm nervous
  • Sometimes time passes extremely slowly
  • Leeks taste really good in a simple white sauce
  • I hate waiting!!
  • The internet is wonderful - WHEN IT WORKS!!!
  • I still don't know whether I have a place in Tim Holtz's workshop, I won't know for sure till I get the 'order complete' email, and the email doesn't look like it's going to arrive today :-(
  • Wine helps.....
(PS I did get a place :-) I woke up this morning to find the magic email waiting in my Inbox!! Woo hoo!!)


K said...

Sugar lumps!!! I forgot to buy double sided tape this morning, better put it on the shopping list for tomorrow.
I cook leeks in milk & then use it to make a cheesy white sauce, its lovely on baked potatoes

Amy said...

Awesome news on the class Mel!

I know exactly what you mean about having the morning off or having to wait for an appointment later in the day - impatient excitement mixed with nerves perhaps - it usually is for me :-)

Rhona said...

Great that you've got on Tim's class, I'm sure you'll enjoy it and I look forward to seeing how it inspires you. Never thought of doing leeks in a sauce but do like leek and potato soup :o) (The yoghurt cake is nearly finished ;o) ) xx

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

:o) wine helps. ;o)

And BTW, mornings DO get easier...when the kids grow up and move out! xo

scrappyjacky said...

Know just what you mean about 'what to do' in morning.... when working afternoons.....so tomorrow morning I'm going to the hairdresser.
Great Timmie news!!!!

JO SOWERBY said...

oooh tim holtz.............hope u have a g8 time
Jo xxx

Anonymous said...

Congrats on getting in Tim's workshop. That should be a lot of fun. I'd have a terrible time if I worked only afternoons. I'm definitely someone who likes to get up in the morning and get down to business. Thanks for telling me about the recipe blog. Somehow I had missed that totally!

Clair said...

I'm also one of those people who twiddles thumbs when I'm waiting for an afternoon appointment/work. It's difficult to decide what to do!

Glad to talk to you about your class (very exciting) earlier. Can't wait to see you soon x

Mary B said...

Woo Hoo for the TH class well done.
Love the children's attempt at putting the clocks right

helena said...

totally agree about not knowing what to do in the morning when working in the afternoon. And I hate movies or plays when you only know its the end cos of the credits or the actors bow - or in one odd play I went to the actors all left the stage and when they hadn't come back after 5 mins the audience looked at each other and left.

Thanks for your message on my blog Mel - I was touched. The hassles of technology that is mostly reliable so the times when it isn't don't show up.

Miss Smith said...

Oooh, sounds like a good course, lucky you!

Cheri said...

Hooray for you! Tim Holtz class should be a lot of fun! Love magic emails.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Fantastic news on the Tim class! I've taken a few from him, and it's always such a treat!

Ruth said...

My BF was just talking about TH last night ~ spooky!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

yeah, the internet is wonderful

when it works

Linda said...

I love the internet, also. Have fun in the class!