Saturday, March 7, 2009

Peace and quiet

I'm heading for a little nappette soon. I'm getting just a little sleepy now and can't focus on work. I've made banana bread and two lots of shortbread. R has tidied and hoovered the front room and cleared the dining room table ready for gaming tonight. I made pasta bake for lunch, so I think I'll make him a brew and head to bed for an hour.

When I get up, I'll mark the art books, plan the literacy and numeracy, and think about where I'm going to fit in the rest of the weeks stuff, and prepare for an assembly!

Later's my dears!

Ok, you caught me!

I didn't go and do anything yet apart from have another drink. And play with the blog settings a bit.

The background came from a lovely free selection at aquapoppy (See button at the top of my page for the link!) and the colours are just what I was playing with whilst on here.

The clouds remind me of the kind of drawing I do (talented artist I am *not*!) and also of those bubble things that teachers put around words.

The writing looks more subtle, "less in-yer-face" than before, and the whole thing just seems more gentle.

I am, regardless of what others try to make me, at heart, a gentle and loving person, who just wants to be left alone to do what she wants to do. Nothing I do intentionally hurts other people, it's not in my nature lol! It's easy enough to do, because I have a good mastery of words, but, as I say to the children all the time at school, it's not kind.

Our motto is THINK before you speak.

What we are going to say needs to be :


If it's not going to be at least 1 of those things, then don't say it!

(On the other hand, this is my blog and I retain the right to Freedom of Speech!)


That's how I feel. That warm delicious moment of waking up snuggled up to the man I love has come downstairs with me, and is wrapped around me like a blanket. I would have stayed in bed a bit longer, (I know! Past 7am!) but my bladder and the cat combined got me up in the end.

It's set to be a third gorgeous spring day here. The kind of days I love. Cold, but brisk and bright with sunshine and promise. I have snowdrops and bulbs to plant in the garden, I have washing on already that may go out on the line, I have bread to make and books to mark and the day is going to be full of the smells of baking as I bake for the couple of weeks ahead.

We're thinking about getting a chest freezer so that I can bake/make ahead and then just get good, proper meals out of the freezer without spending hours in the kitchen every night. It's just as easy to make 6 lasagnes as 2, or 6 shepherds pies as 2, and I could freeze the biscuit dough I make and so on. It's just space really. We're going to be moving into the big bedroom upstairs, it's been decided, and we'll share that space with books and so on. I like a bedroom just to have a bed in it, but on the other hand, I can, and do, sleep anywhere. That would leave the middle bedroom free as a guest room for visitors, which would be lovely.

We also had the chance to get rid of the black rangy for a swap with a Volvo estate, but I'm not sure that will come off now. Events are conspiring against it, and therefore we will probably listen to events for various reasons!

I ought to find some clothes and get dressed and so on I know, but I'm enjoying just sitting, (still in his dressing gown from last night lol!) feeling warm and sleepy and smily. I'll probably post randomly throughout the day, or I might not post at all! Who knows! I'm thinking about my next "giving (up)" post, which is going to be interesting I think!

It's all good!