Friday, 30 September 2011
Today our lesson was to be learnt from our environment. This afternoon I took groups of children out into the school field to collect natural things to create an Andy Goldsworthy inspired piece of art work. At the bottom of the field one of the children found these mushrooms. They were growing under a tree where the bare soil was sun-baked as hard as concrete and yet somehow these fragile looking things had managed to force their way through the crust. How can they be so strong? Earlier we also had a prompt about putting in a photo that was particularly good so even though I snapped these by putting my camera on the floorand just hitting the button, and supervising 6 children at the same time, I am rather pleased with how they came out.
Thursday, 29 September 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
Todays lesson was that lesson you never learn! I am getting better at delegating. My hubby is very good at doing housey things for me and shares in running the children hither and thither but this is still a list of the main jobs that I had to do this week. Added to this are making lunches, going to work and cooking and tidying every day! At last I have delegated the making of packed lunches to the children! As you can see any form of housework is completely absent....
Monday, 26 September 2011
Sunday, 25 September 2011
I went with a group of friends and we have just made a joint order of Smash bits and pieces from the States. We ordered on Saturday and they arrived on Thursday so I was also able to collect my little pile of Smash goodies! Again we decided to share the mini post-its and pages from the pads. I am starting to "smash" stuff in but I don't know yet whether I will show or keep it to myself! Smash is something I never had really thought about but unknown to me a friend bought me one for my birthday at the same time as a completely separate group of friends were ordering theirs! And although poor Helly is still waiting for hers to arrive they have been the topic of much conversation. Whether they will be re-branded so they can be sold in the UK again I don't know but I think this little lot will keep me going for a while!
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Todays prompt was about regrets. Do I have any regrets? Well yes maybe I should have married a rich man; or maybe I should have had less children; or maybe I should have chosen to be trained as a teacher so I wouldn't be "just" a teaching assisstant now. But actually if I HAD done any of those things I may now be wealthy but would I be still happily married after 21 years? Think of the madcap, hectic fun we have as a family of 6 that I would have missed out on and all the stress, worry, paperwork and work at home I would have had as a teacher. So on balance I am happy with my lot....and little texts from my class teacher make me realise just how valued I am.
Friday, 23 September 2011
Yes I missed a few days but I have been busy! I had Guides on Tuesday night, wednesday I was baking birthday cakes and last night it was my twins birthday. Ok excuses over her is Day 20 which was all about thinking about what you leanrt about you. I have lots of roles and for once I thought I would include pictures of me. Quite pleased with this page which took all of 10 mins!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Still I hope that it is everything she hopes it is and wish her all the best luck in the world. xx
Monday, 19 September 2011
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Yup, I did a Christmas LO!!! Katy will be sooo angry! Her birthday is Dec 12th so we aren't allowed to do anything Christmas until a week after her birthday, which is fair enough I think. Jess is off to Uni tomorrow and today's prompt was about dates to look forward to. So I think the next big date will be when she come home again. It will be so odd without her here day in, day out. Despite this and my writing, it is still a big fat 12 weeks away. Hopefully she will be back in between or I might just turn up and surprise her one day!
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Week 37 was about laughing. "When did you last laugh and what at? What makes you laugh? Do your friends think that you are funny? Use a smiley on your page"
So a page about laughing had to be pink with some stickers; stickers make me smile, and some very accidentally inappropriate ones made me REALLY laugh this week!
Todays lesson was about learning from watching other people. Hmm, a slight slant on this as this really is a lesson I NEVER have learned AND one I think that my girls need to learn from me too! I have left my straighteners on twice now, all day, in an empty (apart from the dogs) house and come home to a melted window sill. I religiously check, even returning home to check and phoning my Mum to go and check, that my straighteners are turned off AND unplugged. I know how easily houses burn down from careless hair straightener usage and I nag my girls ad infinitum about it. Yet once again they got left on......Katy owned up that it was her and luckily Hubby found them and turned them off after about 2 hours but we have yet another scorch mark to add to the collection on my windowsill. Now I am just going to be EVEN more paranoid about them!
Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
This lesson was about revisiting those lessons that you NEVER seem to learn from! I am a shocker for a blue sky; I always assume a blue sky = a warm day! Maybe I am just eternally optimistic that we will be dealt a weather surprise. This particular day we DID have the blue skies AND sunshine but it was still rather nippy...
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
Still keeping up? Today's lesson was meant to be about learning from your mistakes. Well thankfully nothing terrible happened (apart from the above so I guess you could say I should have learnt to keep a better track on the dogs worming regime) so once again I went with this lesson. I really believed that at my ripe old age of 43 there really wasn't anything I could possibly still REALLY need my Mum for. Guess I was wrong!!
Monday, 12 September 2011
Don't know why this is a bit blurred, might be because I was in a rush! But I had spent the day shopping for Jess for Uni and this was the rather sizeable heap of stuff we got! Hmmm pricey business this. Another off target page but I felt it needed documenting.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Erm can't remember the prompt today but I spent a day crafting with friends. Well we crafted a bit but actually we spent the large majority of the day supporting each other with a host of little "life challenges" that we all seem to be having at the moment. I used to feel bad about wanting to be away from my family but now I enjoy my "me" time a great deal and couldn't live without my like-minded friends. Needless to say we aren't always sensible are we girls?
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Today our prompt was about gratitude; little things that we should maybe appreciate a bit more than we actually do. When I got home from work Ken had done ALL the washing, ALL the ironing and stacked it on the stairs ready to go away. As the weather forecast for the weekend is wet I am extremely grateful!
Friday, 9 September 2011
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Day 7 and we were encouraged to learn from observing those around us. (I think that was the one but I may have them muddled!) I had to go with this lesson as it was such a funny conversation and probably a lesson to us all about listening carefully and perhaps also speaking clearly! The brad box was todays embellie!