Saturday, January 31, 2015
I have a strange feeling that I have used this particular prompt before, but that's just too bad.
I pinned this picture a a year or so ago, so the idea is that I make my own list of "nice" sounds. But AGT is way too high brow for an adjective like NICE!
My list of Great Sounds...
- laughing babies
- my air conditioner
- his smiling voice
- Shelly purring
- the doorbell
- people saying "cheese"
What's on your list?
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Today was difficult: sore feet, sore back, sore neck, sore arms. I was so tired and sore this morning that I needed a nap by the time I got to school. My feet still hurt!
Tomorrow I'm wearing my cross-trainer walking shoes with my orthotics. Don't worry, I'm not going to cross any trains.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Saturday, January 24, 2015
On Tuesday, I went to school and got a little bit organised. I went to see HIM and the kids after school.
Wednesday was a day of info overload and by tge time I got home, I was sure holidays were over. :(
Dad went to Hospital. Thursday was another long and busy day. On Friday, it rained.
Travelling this week has been problematic. Im very tired.
Start again tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I then realised it was my last day of holidays and I felt kind of sad.
The plan was:
1. Put together a craft box for HIM and HIS kids to use over the next few days - while they stay with him.
2. Pull out my planning books and get them organised - including a list of week 1 activities for my class to complete.
3. Tidy up the lounge room and kitchen.
4. Have a nap!
5. Cook lasagne for dinner.
6. Bake brownies for the HIM and HIS kids to have for afternoon tea tomorrow.
7. Pack my bag for school.
8. Prepare meals for the next few days to make my return to school a little easier.
9. Catch up on the Washing!
Let's see, what did I actually get done?
1. Put together a craft box for HIM and HIS kids to use over the next few days - while they stay with him. - check
3. Tidy up the lounge room and kitchen. - check
4. Have a nap! - sort of check
5. Cook lasagne for dinner. - check
6. Bake brownies for the HIM and HIS kids to have for afternoon tea tomorrow. - check
8. Prepare meals for the next few days to make my return to school a little easier. - half a check
Okay, so I did better than I thought. Although, I still need to make sandwiches for school, finish the washing, do the dishes, take out the trash and do those things on the list that I didn't "check".
Are you sure my holidays are over?
Monday, January 19, 2015
|You left me at home with the Grandparents!|
On Sunday I spent most of my time travelling and unpacking and tidying and grocery shopping. By the time I had a chance to stop and post about my brilliant weekend I was too tired to type. More Apologies.
My weekend was Brilliant. My family was delightfully welcoming to HIM and HIS family LOVES me. HIS Dad thinks I'm Awesome. Clearly he is a very intelligent man because he came to this conclusion after only one meal with me.
Today was less productive than I had hoped, but eventful none-the-less.
The Sister and Brother (in law) arrived at my place after 10 this morning with their 8 children. Yes, I said 8! My Mother and Father were supposed to quickly and easily hook the camper van onto the back of the car and then they were heading off on a 4 day camping trip. HA!
It took 30 minutes for Bro, Dad and Mum to do the hooking up. Sis and I tried to keep the 8 children cool and occupied (did I mention it was about 40C in the shade?) in between swapping the car seats over and changing nappies. Mum was cranky and yelling at everyone!! Sis was just hot and irritable - she was snapping by the time everyone got in the car. At 11:04, everything and everyone was strapped in, hooked up and ready to go. They were only an hour and 4 minutes late. I waved them good bye and came inside to collapse on my bed. Phew... just watching that lot was exhausting!
Tomorrow, I will tell you all about today and my first day back at school... thank goodness there won't be any kids there!!
That's That Then!
Friday, January 16, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
I don't have any rights to this video, so if it disappears on you, it might be a good idea to search it on You Tube or better yet, buy the box set and discover the magical and mystical story of how a silly 30 something met the love of his life.
I like the idea of living in a Museum and I have to say that when everyone went home I would be touching the exhibits! There would be history, science, inventions, travelling exhibitions, school tours, art and constant learning. Imagine all the different people I would meet. All kinds of people visit museums - especially the world famous museums - people come from all over the world. I wonder if I could choose the museum in which I was forced to live?
Living in a zoo could be fun, like having lots of pets! There would be lots of visitors to the zoo as well. I could play with the monkeys, feed the birds and help with the tours. I would be able to watch the birth of baby animals and be part of their growth. I could teach the animals tricks. How different are chimps to teenagers anyway?
At the end of the day, I would probably still go with the Library.
I love books and I would be able to live in a house of books! I could read to my heart's content and there are always new books being written and the Library would be restocked regularly. It would be like a never ending supply of stories, facts, ideas and adventures. There would be plenty of people for me to meet too, not just the characters in the books, but all the lovely people who visit the library. I can safely say that most visitors to the Library are like-minded people.
When I was 14, I spent most afternoons - after school- at our local library. I completed homework, researched assignments, read copiously and contemplated life in quiet, air conditioned comfort. The librarians knew me and would recommend books for me to read. I explored every section from the encyclopedias to the picture books, the romance novels to the biographies. At school, I loved to go to the library- I read and I met friends there. What am I saying? There was never any real question about where I would choose to spend my life. In a way, I already decided when I was 14.
If I was forced to spend the rest of my life in a Library, a Zoo or a Museum, I would live in a Library, for sure!!
Feel free to leave your choice to the Question, in the comments.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Today, HE came over and helped me sort out my study/ home office. There were several large boxes full of old student workbooks, plastic crates of old teacher resources (some stuff was older than me), home wares I don't use, books, books and more books, games, a truckload of stationery and handbags. A pile of stuff will go to charity and about 10 boxes of stuff will go to the local dump.
I feel so relieved! I feel lighter, even. There is so much space in my study now!
HE was an absolute Super Star!! HE carried, fetched, stacked, sorted and helped me decide what I really needed to keep and what I really needed to let go. HE is legen-wait for it-dary! HE even loaded all the trash into his ute and will drive it to the tip in the morning. HE is my HERO!
There are more books, games and papers to sort through, but it is a small amount that I will manage easily on my own. Not only that, I have empty crates and shelf space (cleared out today) so that when I sort the rest of the stuff, I will have somewhere to put the items I decide to keep.
My sentence for today is actually a question... a question I asked myself several times today. Do I really need this?
I also came across some great craft materials and paints today. We are going to have a great time at my next Art Day with the kids! =D
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Saturday, January 10, 2015
I am trolling my Pinterest Words board in search of quotes to turn into posters for my new classroom. Vistaprint has a special on for their 'valued customers'.
I came upon this quote from Ray Bradbury. I think it wraps up the Sentence a Day philosophy so I decided to share it with you.
Therefore we might just stumble upon something truly entertaining this year. I can't wait!
By the way: today I'm spending the day with HIM and HIS kids! There are 5 of them and they are.. loud. I wonder if I can wrap up a day with THEM in one sentence? We will find out tomorrow.
Friday, January 9, 2015
If you are concerned that my confession might change our 'relationship' to the point of no return this is the time to quite reading for today and pop back tomorrow for another attempt to write a single sentence. Don't scroll down if you fear new journeys and don't want to learn something new about me. Just click on the little 'x' and move on.
Still here? Still reading? Ok, I suppose I better get to it. I will come clean, here it is.
That's right people. Stargate is my favourite series - SG1 and Atlantis. I haven't really watched enough episodes of Stargate: Universe yet to make a judgement, but I'm sure I will like it when I get to that. I enjoy a good episode of Star Trek (original, next generation, voyager, all the different series) as well. Firefly is a great series too.
I admit it. I like the suspended reality of science fiction. I like that anything is possible - time travel, space ships, resurrections, life spans extended with stasis pods, wormholes, unlikely friendships, miraculous healing, dreams, virtual realities, strange languages, robots, artificial intelligence, unknown chemicals, alternative energy weapons, holograms, mysterious events, alien species, multiple universes, dimension shifts, energy sources, legends, intelligent and strong women who command planets and subdue great warriors, problem solving, challenges and difficult decisions. I know it isn't real. I know it is just television. But, sometimes, it's a nice way to escape from my reality, for just a little while.
I will no longer hide it. I love Science Fiction!!
Thursday, January 8, 2015
On Sunday, I met HIS mother and step-father and HIS grandparents. They loved me! Apparently, "I'm a very nice girl!" HE tells me that, this is the highest possible praise. =D
On Tuesday, I sat at Dad's bedside - like I have many times before - and thought about the sentence a day. I must have begun almost 100 sentences in those few hours. Dad slept while I shifted in my seat and tried to describe my surroundings. I couldn't finish a sentence to my satisfaction.
The idea of writing only one sentence a day is more of a challenge than I thought. Not because I can't write something everyday - although clearly that has been difficult this week - but, because one sentence is a bit limiting at times. I know it shouldn't be hard and it doesn't really matter if I write more than a sentence. But wouldn't I be clever if I could communicate in single sentences: one idea at a time. I would be succinct.
Cest la vie
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
So far this year:1. I met HIS kids and HIS mother. B-]
2. I went on a road trip with HIM. :-S
3. HE moved in with my sister and bro-in-law and their 8 kids. :/
4. Nanny went home. :(
5. My nephew- in -law (that probably isn't the right definition, but it works) proposed to his girlfriend and she said yes. :)
6. Kid #3 turned 10. :-D
7. I bought two bras with wire in them! You might not think that is significant, but I haven't done that in at least 5 years! :-O
That was only the first week of 2015. This year is going to be BIG!
Sunday, January 4, 2015
My Bucket List
Saturday, January 3, 2015
That was three sentences, surely that means I'm done. LOL
The Prompt: What is the 11th item on your bucket list?
I don't have a bucket list.
Recently I used the term "Bucket List" in conversation and the person I was speaking with looked at me quizzically and said, "what's that?" I was shocked. How could there be an intelligent person walking around out there who didn't know what a Bucket List was? It was INCONCEIVABLE! I don't have a bucket list - so I can understand not having a bucket list -but at least I know what it is.
Just in case you don't know, check out Miriam-Webster's definition.
Wiki-how has instructions for creating your own bucket list.
I'm so helpful. :D
Friday, January 2, 2015
My sentence from yesterday...
Children will not sit still while you tickle them with a brush covered in coloured goo; therefore face painting is a task for those few people who still believe in magic.
My sentence for today...
Reading glasses, toilet paper, pillows and chocolate are all things one can live without, but life is certainly much more comfortable when you have them.
Your's in Fuzziness