... makes me a very dull, tired, grumpy and fed up girl!! Although Emma doesn't seem to mind! All I seem to do atm is go to work, think about work and then do even more work at home. There is no life/work balance. I'm not enjoying teaching this class, they're very needy in lots of different ways. I now have 30 (that's the legal max for this age group) and 12 of them are on Staged Intervention. Plus at least 6 more with behaviour issues and one who barely speaks English (although she is a wee sweetheart). I have to admit that I am stressed. So it's important that I try harder to do more fun things completely unrelated to school especially at weekends.
I scored some yellow stickered turkey sausages yesterday. I've had them before (also reduced) so knew they're delicious. I simmered them in some pear cider (bargain from Lidl) and prepped them for a couple of meals next week.
I took one to my eldest son for his dinner tonight.
I also made a chocolate cake
I finally got round to start painting my utility room cupboard doors. My dishwasher door took 3 coats of emulsion then 3 coats of cupboard paint. So I'm hoping to get them finished this week at some point,
I've also made a huge batch of lentil soup so that's lunches for work sorted for the week. We get an hour for lunch and I usually work through it, having my soup at my desk while I mark jotters. I know that's not healthy but when you've got 30 jotters from every curricular area covered that morning there's not much choice. It's either done at lunchtime or at home *sighs*