Monday, 7 April 2014

Something gave

Yep, something had to give and in the end it was my OU course.  I just couldn't do the course work plus all the prep I had to do for school so it was the OU that went.  I am disappointed as I really wanted to finish my degree.  But it wasn't necessary to further my career, it was just for my own development.  My job pays well and frankly that's what counts at the moment.  Especially as we've just been told the school is getting an HMI inspection!! GULP!!!!

Fortunately I have the 2 weeks of Easter holidays to get my classroom in order especially my files.  I have inherited a bit of a mess from the teacher on maternity leave and for my own peace of mind I need them sorted just in case the inspection picks it up.  I'm not worried about my teaching being assessed as I was "quality assured" just a few weeks ago but I loathe paperwork with a passion so know it's my weak area.

I just celebrated a birthday (very quietly!!) so had some money to spend on clothes ( a dress, some underwear and a pair of shoes)  I haven't included it in my annual budget but I did buy 3 pairs of leggings on Ebay.

The above yellow sticker bargain was bought and eaten before I put myself on a gluten and dairy free diet.  Past health issues have reared their ugly head so I had to take action. I feel much better already and as a bonus seem to have finally got rid of my never ending cold!!

If it ever stops raining I'm hoping to get my raised beds planted up and do a little outside painting.  However, as I'm typing here the rain is battering off the windows.  Where's Spring???


  1. Good luck with the inspection, at least you know your weaker points and can do something about them:-)

    That Potato Gratin was a bargain!!

  2. I'm glad you are settling in well with the teaching job, good luck with the inspection when it comes around :) Also you can always pick the OU degree back up later when you dont have so much going on, I've had to drop my course this year too, just cant do everything :)
    Mel xx