Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Scrap Your Day 11 of 12: the day

And that brings the photographic part of this project up to date, at least! The scrapping part will get done, but the important thing was to make sure I took the photos and noted down the details so that when I do have a mammoth scrapping session I've got all the pics and info I need...

So, on the 25th November:

Breakfast was a toasted (English) muffin with butter, and then I had to de-ice the car windscreen before setting off to work because as you can see it was 1.5oC!

First thing to do at work was make a cup of tea, and then while it cooled I printed off and photocopied the resources I needed that day.

And the lessons began! With Year 3 I was exploring different methods of communicating (as part of an ICT module looking at email) and then I had a reading group:

Then it was (an extremely cold) break duty!

After that I had some PPA time. It gave me the chance to count the money raised so far from our 'Santa letters' - I'm in charge of making sure the letters get to Santa, and that he replies... ;-) It also gave me the chance to thaw out with a cup of coffee! And enjoy some dried apricots from Graze (I know they don't look terribly appetising, but they taste like toffees, yum!)

Next lesson was with Year 5. We'd finished our latest Maths Investigator case, hooray! Time to review all we'd learnt :-)

Then I had to dash off to a lunchtime meeting with a friend and the rector's wife, to talk about a new group we're thinking of setting up within church. The rector's wife had made tomato and pumpkin soup and bread, and served up cheese and fruit and some home baked flapjacks to go with our coffee, too!

(The meeting was very useful, too!)

Then I had to rush back to school for some 1:1 tuition with one of the Year 6 pupils. After that, I took The Children home and quickly did my Weekly Wordle:

It was the day of The Children's monthly reading group, so next we were off to the library. After dropping them off, I popped to the Co-op round the corner to get a few things we needed, then read my magazine in the library till reading group was finished.

Home again, and no more rushing around, thank goodness! I took a couple of tablets for my sinus-y headache, then made a start on preparing dinner. I had pasta with a cheese and tuna sauce, and a glass of pear and blackberry squash:

After dinner I helped The Girl with her homework then did the crossword in my magazine.

Then I remembered another magazine I got ages ago but never got round to reading! And some apple and grapes I hadn't got round to eating...

I put the dishwasher on then folded some washing.

Then I caught up on a few blogs before watching Have I Got News For You with The Doctor:

A mug of Dark Chocolate Highlights and a chapter or two of Pride and Prejudice, which I'm reading for about the 20th time!

Then it was time to make The Children's packed lunches for the next day, and heat up my wheat pack (which I definitely needed that night, one of the coldest in a long time!)

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On the morning of 22nd November I did a bit of preparation for my papercrafts class the following day - we were going to look at ways of using hand-stitching on cards.

Then I was teaching in school that afternoon - a fruit shortie biscuit helped me through!

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We had friends over for lunch on 21st November, so I made a cake!

We didn't have a full-on roast dinner that evening; instead, I roasted a chicken, mashed some potatoes and cooked some carrots, which we had with gravy:

Monday, 29 November 2010

Scrap Your Day 10 of 12: the day

And on 25th October...

It was half term so I managed to get a lie in, bonus! When I got up the first job was to put away all the kitchen stuff that had been washed up or put through the dishwasher:

And then I put some washing on before having a well-earned cup of tea!

Then I mixed up a vanilla yogurt cake before having some rice crispies for my breakfast.

We were going to the cinema later so I popped some corn in readiness, then had a coffee.

Currently reading: the first Harry Potter! I like to read through the series before each new film comes out, and now we're near the end of the series it can be difficult to judge how long I'll need! As it turned out, I was very short of reading time over the next few weeks so I only just managed to get to the end of book 6 the night before the film...

After a bit of reading, the True Stories prompt arrived and I did a bit of writing!

I packed up some popcorn then had my lunch of a chicken and bacon salad, a coffee, an apple, kiwi and lime smoothie and some apple and grapes:

Over lunch I caught up on a few blogs, then after that I put the dishwasher on and had a piece of the cake as quality control ;-)

And then The Children and I went out! First job was to top up the petrol:

We went to see Despicable Me at the cinema. Very silly!! The Children loved it, and I enjoyed it well enough - there were some clever jokes in there for adults, and it was quite a sweet and heart-warming story :-) And then after the film, we put the car through the carwash.

Back home, and time to start cooking dinner! I made a bacon and leek risotto for me and The Doctor:

While it was in the oven, I had a cup of tea and read my Bible passage for the day, then phoned our wine club to find out why we'd been overcharged (again *sigh!*)

I decided to add a shredded chicken breast to the risotto, and we had a lovely glass of wine to go with it (no longer overpriced after the wine club agreed a refund!)

After dinner I munched through a packet of mini Party Ring biscuits in front of the episode of Downton Abbey I'd taped the day before:

Then I pur another load of washing on and folded the load that had dried earlier.

Supper was a mug of Maltesers hot chocolate and a slice of buttered toast, and then it was time to heat up my wheat pack and head up to bed!