It is rather interesting how things work out. When I left you last I was on my way to go shopping, well success for me, obviously writing down how I usually am when I go and how after I calm it down and accept I am doing my best helped. I managed to go around Sainsbury’s with a calmer mind. I got the things that I needed and as I lost count of how much I was spending had to just hope it came to under £50. The self service tills are great for keeping an eye on the amount you are spending and is less embarrassing when you realise that you are getting closer to your budget and may have to stop. There is nothing quite like a queue of people behind you watching as you try and decide out of the things on the conveyer belt that you can do without until the next week to really make you cry .. And as what has happened in the past, resulted in me hitting instant crisis and running out of the shop.
But none of this last night so I am quite proud of myself. One step at the time and all that.
At the moment I am on my afternoon break with a very happy tummy filled with oodles and oodles of noodles that I had at lunch so I have time to do a very quick rundown. my house work was done by half eight this morning, I am loving my new routine and feel a lot more control of my day without having the pressure that I usually put on myself by having a whole array of things going around in my head telling me everything that I need to do. This more times than not end up in my head peeps arguing with each other and criticizing me like my mother used to when I was a teenager while telling me constantly I will never achieve all the things that I need to do anyway so I may as well give up now.
My youngest went off to school in a rather happy mood and looking forward to having a positive day. He doesn’t fit into how school expect you to be so he hasn’t settled at all. The school is very strict though and the only way I believe he is going to be treated in the way he needs is if we get him assessed. I’m not going into this blindly either. I personally don’t believe in giving him a label, the school have already said he is the naughtiest year 7 they have had in a while, that he needs to make a choice to concentrate so I now need to combat the label the school. As far as I am concerned the teachers need to learn that there are children who learn differently and to adapt their teaching to this, not to expect all kids to be the same, they always praise the high achievers, heck my oldest could do no wrong but looking back now I think this is because he is academic, where as my youngest who has pretty much the same attention span as my oldest is more creative and hands on. This just isn’t seen as important in schools. Ok this rant could well go on for a while. I think Henry Winkler needs to meet the head master. I am not sure how many of you saw his interview in the BBC last month but that guy is a legend. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhZMrNmmGpg this is the only full interview I could find in a short space of time. After watching this .. Especially what he says at about 2min in onwards, I was more than relieved that I am not the only one who shares his point of view, heck I almost hugged the TV
As it is Wednesday that means market day in our lovely little town (which is known for being a market town) I didn’t need much just tomato sausages to go in the sausage casserole for tea, socks for the kids and have a look around. I am hoping that we carry on getting good stalls, especially the hippy stall, the fresh bread stall and the guy who makes wooden furniture out of reclaimed materials. They are all worth a trip into town. Hmmm I must pick up their contact details next week so I can share them with you guys and at least I cannot lose my blog like I usually lose the business cards I collect. This afternoon holds more organising things, writing in diaries, sorting out calendars, sorting out emails so I can try and get lots of stalls booked for the seasonal period we are very quickly heading into. Then I can start planning the things I am going to make, with the joy of trying my best to fit my products with the customers that will attend. This used to be a ball ache but after three years of doing this I am getting the hang of it all and now it is more like a second nature.
I am also going to be starting to write up the blog for my adopted Fayble Boggle. http://www.armorelhamilton.com He has great ideas for what he wants to achieve this year but hasn’t quite the ability to type on the laptop, well not so other people could understand.
I should go and make a start on tea or it will never get done. Nom nom nom sausage casserole with organic vegetables and rice.