I know bugger all about teaching but that does sound a bit weird JG, definitely a bit unprofessional, probably his youth showing through and not realising it's not appropriate etc!
Just had a text from my sister to say her husband has lost his job again ... she is so stressed out (that's 3 now in the last year ) so with the Great Aunt thing too she's not a happy bunny. Makes you very thankful for what you have actually.
And yes Vixo - I cry at way more stuff now and am much more likely to get really riled about things too.
Your spare room sounds like ours - without the cot! It's a complete dumping ground. I find this bungalow a nightmare to keep clean anyway, it's pretty rambling with lots of random spaces for people to leave stuff lying around etc. Anyone who thinks having a big house with lots of space is fab ... well it is if someone else is doing the cleaning!!! Frankly anything beats cleaning in my book, but I do have SOME standards
Caro - I loved the picture of Eric on Fbook in his cot - very cute and very funny, especially the one of him peeking out Sensible??? We shall see ...
Hoggle - I guess lets hope the spots all scab over pretty quickly for everyone's sanity!
CM, echoing Caro that you really do need to see/speak to the GP - especially if you can get in to see the same one again as she has been helpful and understanding, and failing that you really ought to speak to someone - feeling that unhappy and being on your own with it all rolling around is such a hard place to be in.
No work today - library or pilates - was meant to be blitzing the housework, but being on a relative high from finishing most of my Christmas shopping yesterday I went out for a run instead, with a the girl I'm doing my mountain marathon with. Covered about 6.5 miles orienteering all the way, taking it in turns to find each checkpoint. Of course, chatting doesn't help focus on map, so a few stupid mess ups but oh what a laugh anyway although hard going as hardly on proper trail for most of it.
My much loved Great Aunt (aged 96) is fading away . Until two years ago she was very 'with it' mentally although physically becoming frailer, but last year she has been steadily succumbing to dementia and more recently she's not been recognising people. She'd hate to be like this so they are just keeping her comfortable and we are all playing the waiting game now. Has been a hard year for my mums side of the family - my cousin's little baby died aged 5 months of a rare form of cancer, that was just unbearably tragic; so my uncle is struggling to hold it together a bit at the moment. Anyway - off at a bit of a tangent there but she was an amazing lady and I have so many fab memories of her, but sad times for the family.
a brief glimpse of daylight here today, although was worried I was going to need my head torch for running in the forest after school drop off!!! 6.5 miles of orienteering so very little on the main paths - in fact it took myself and friend as long to orienteer that course as it did for me to run 16.5 miles the other day!!!! Much faffing around and getting distracted/going wrong way because of chatting though
TP - time to dig out the head torch then? Is pitch black here now ... needed torch for Sunday afternoon's run. Really enjoyed it actually, probably because I can actually get most of my running done in some form of daylight so torch running is a novelty!!
I ran in shorts on Monday
Yes, definitely been in that 'place' mentioned above at numerous times
I thought it a shame they were moving it from September to June, endless daylight is not the be-all-and-end-all of races ... I liked the contrast of light/dark - and coming in at 1 am I saw plenty of dark!!! It's also a time of year when it can be a bit quiet - what with Lakeland 50/100, WHW etc etc. So will be interesting to see what rolls out in the end.
I noticed on SI Entries a Lakeland 3000s race for 'experienced' runners in October next year, if I don't get into UTMB that might be one I'm liking the look of