How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Hi all! Agree on all the school paperwork, last night we had to do nit check too!
Think Benedict is teething - he is shouting in his sleep. Wondering whether I should try sleeping in a different room as he's not waking himself, just noisy!
Havn't run for ages, too busy or poorly - maybe this weekend....
that sounds a nice job Em. When i was wee I always wanted to be a VN but was put of by the poor pay. Ended up being a normal nurse, better pay but shift work and annoying grumpy patients/relatives. At least animals are mostly cute and arent rude ( well unless they bite you i guess!!!!!!)
Enjoy the show caro & hope hubby copes!!!!
Kinsey- babies can be noisy wee things cant they. Maybe try him in another room?
Not run now for 4 wks, think I've forgotten how to do it!!! Foot definantly improving though and hardly sore to walk on now. Did a wee half hour MTB ride last night, went in the woods and didnt get too freaked out!!
At work so better go and do some x
Oh M had the chicken pox last week, she had 3 spots. Yes 3!!!! Which means she may get it again do you think???
Oh goodness JT, hope you get some sense. Does sound like you need to stick with the meds a bit longer and pleeeeease don't go back too early. Your immune system must be pretty trashed at the moment!!
RF - good news re the foot, keep off it a bit longer and hopefully you'll be back out running BUT your mountain biking sounds fabby, especially night time with headlights. Was quite a big thing, night riding off road, when I lived down South, quite a few groups that mainly did just that in the winter.
Lovely 7-miler this morning - from beach at Lossiemouth. One of those clear blue skies and sunshine days. Pretty easy running - EXCEPT (why can't a do a run without one of those!!) not having a clue where I was going and more hacking through sand dunes to find track into woods and then going god know where on the way back and ending up in the middle of the mud flats by the river with all the birds!!! Hey ho. Nothing like running through sand with wet trainers! But pleased with running this week.
AND top news, I am buying a treadmill - and I am not funding it all by myself. I usually get some money from FIL for Christmas so that will contribute but hubby insistent we'll find the funds somewhere in the budget .....
What is it they say about Left Handers?? More likely to be a genius or a psychopath...or something like that!
Oh JT. Hope you get some help, don't go back too soon and take care of yourself.
RF - good news about your foot feeling better, mountain biking sounds great in the dark. Not sure I would be brave enough to do it on my own...all those eyes!!
CC, your run sounds good. I'm not as brave as you and rarely venture off the beaten track if I think I will get lost. The one time I did it in Oz I had to scale a massive hill, then coming down the other side all I could hear was tribal drums and chanting... I was convinced I was going to be eaten by a tribe of aborigines!!
Boo to the shouting Kinsey, noisy babies!!
JT, been meaning to ask your opinion of schools if you don't mind. What are your views in streaming within a primary school ie 4-9? We have a choice between 2 good schools, one which has an amazing outdoor area and is in the Great Park so no traffic within a beautiful location... and the other is more urban, very focused on numeracy and literacy..it was all the head kept talking about and when hubby asked about other things like swimming, trips outside the school etc, she just said their main focus is numeracy and literacy... They stream for both numeracy & literacy so I am just interested in your views and steer on it?
My instinct is to go for the outdoorsy school as Leila loves being outside and I am convinced that if she is happy in her environment then she will learn better, but what if I am discounting the need for focus on the other side of things?
Nice 4.5 miles through Eton and along the river today... was slow but so nice to get some air
Ooh, and fab news about the treadmill CC. Let me know when you start doing your research, I think we will probably get one for Christmas as hubby is keen to get fit but doesnt have the time or inclination to run out...
yay to the treadmill CC and well done on another muddy run.
Oh dear JT, surely your lucks about to change and your going to be fit and healthy before you know it. (((((()))))) x
At work today
JT - glad GP was better than you feared...
interesting re: schools. the school my 2 are at is the less favoured in my village. everyone wants the endowed school because it has 'the reputation'. but i love J's school. it is small, intimate, yes a bit scruffy, but the teachers are all lovely and i have had no problems at all since he has been there. more importantly, the teachers really do get both my kids. you wouldn't believe how much of a relief that is after the previous pre-school and nursery experiences with J. i have seen it go very badly wrong, so i am now so grateful for a school where my kids are appreciated for who they are. i spent a good 45 mins with E's nursery teacher yesterday and it was lovely. E would certainly thrive in a pushy school but TBH i think she will do well wherever. J wouldn't thrive in a pushy school, so i am glad he is where he is now.
well I'm not a genius ... so I guess I must be a psychopath!!!
Schools, do think there is a lot to say for gut feel; just think, in some places you don't get to choose at all so what you get is what you get, and I think it's easy to forget that sometimes. J went to probably a 'pushier' school down South, mainly on the back of hubbys insistence that as we were never likely to be sending our kids to private school, if he had a place at one of the top schools in Hampshire, he should go; I actually had a far better gut feel about the school round the corner he was originally going to, which had a higher level of kids with extra learning requirements, and therefore extra teachers to help, and just had a really really good vibe. The 'good' school was OK, but I wouldn't say J thrived. Up here (aside from the playground antics with some of the boys), he's done well with all teachers so far; and Ss teacher seems to get her - so far - phew. I still believe that if a child gets good back-up at home and is also getting a well-rounded education (pastoral as well as in the classroom) then they will be fine.
Glad Dr was supportive JT. Can well believe that whatever you had in the summer left you with a weakness etc. Good that head is being supportive too.
Caro - that sounds like a proper productive day and good re Eric and hubby and the bottle! I used to put extra holes in/enlarge them with a needle if necessary.
Packing for all of us for weekend in Edinburgh after sorting out the dressing-up for Children in Need ... I have a Harry Potter and Sugar Plum Fairy I think!! All a bit crazy what with after-school ballet, back for hairdresser, last dregs of homework, guitar practice, oh yes, and tea!!!
So best be off and putting final bits of portfolio together. I may have done plenty of practical teaching but I've definitely NOT done enough revision of the technical stuff! Was doing my run this morning reciting my class I will be teaching - I have to do 30 mins worth of a class, but have no idea if it actually takes 30 mins!
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