I can’t cook. I have been known to burn pasta and let the water disappear when I’m boiling eggs. So I was vaguely delighted on Wednesday evening when I managed to bake some rather delicious cheese scones. Yummy …
I don’t like Bad Mornings. Bad Mornings tend to stress me out for the entire day. My Year 8 class were very naughty this morning. It was an I-desperately-want-to-burst-into-tears-and-walk-away-from-the-buggers kind of lesson. But I persevered. Explained the lesson. They managed to remain silent for a bit. Then one of them shouts out, “So, what am I supposed to be doing, Miss?”.
The only consolation I have is that they are one of the worst classes in the school. But they still make me feel like a failure.
And then I had an amazingly fantastic lesson with my Year 10s this afternoon and I was reminded of the reason I went into teaching. Bless.
It be Friday. How squelchingly lovely …
1. What was the last song you heard?
Um, we had the radio on in a Year 7 Science lesson this morning and I vaguely remember hearing Robbie Williams’ Millenium playing.
2. What were the last two movies you saw?
My memory has no recollection. It is very bad. I do believe that we bought, and then watched, Chasing Amy at the weekend. The only other film I can remember watching recently is Dogma, two weeks ago. I love that film. Alan Rickman … *swoons and gets rather damp*.
3. What were the last three things you purchased?
*Shrugs* … Maybe ingredients for my scones. Bigger purchases would have included lipstick and eye-shadow. And a watch for Mother’s birthday.
4. What four things do you need to do this weekend?
[i] Pick up my engagement ring because apparently there was a phone call today to say that it’s ready . [ii] RSVP an invitation. [iii] Watch some more episodes of the comedy Spaced. I only discovered it a couple of weeks ago when I was rifling through The Baby Brothers DVD collection in a fit of boredom and now I can’t believe that I missed it when it was on the telly. Ah, Simon Pegg. Now I remember where I’ve seen the chap from Black Books, which was on last night and was vomit-inducingly funny. Ooh, and he’s in that Shaun of the Dead film that’s out soon. It’s amazing what you can learn from Google. [iv] Um, have lots of fun with The Blokey and a Chinese take-away.
5. Who are the last five people you talked to?
The Blokey [via text … it counts, no?]; The Bunny; Some ants that have found their way into the kitchen; The Mother; Some kid at school who shouted “Goodbye” across the playground as I was being picked up from work.
This arrived in my inbox this afternoon … how cutesoid.
The bombings in Madrid yesterday made me feel rather sad and digusted in the Human Race. It still amazes me that we never learn from our mistakes. And I never can understand the reasoning behind killing lots of people … *shudders*. It’s worrying that it’s part of our nature …
I fancy some ice-cream …
God Bless Socks xxx Elsabeth