Year 7 assembly.

I’m supposed to give an assembly to 310 year 7s this morning on the benefits of using SAMLearning.  I’ve already given the assembly to years 11 and 8 and had spent 4-5 hours making a Powerpoint and video and perfecting my presentation.  Yesterday I was told that there would be nobody to open up the projector box room for the year 7 assembly and I would have to do it without any visual backup aids!  Panic!  Stress!
On my way to bed last night I came up with the idea of using my running medals as a prop.  I’m planning on commenting that I had decided to want to run a marathon.  There was no way I was going to be able to run 26.2 miles straight away with no training, so each day I did a little bit of running, (they should be doing a little bit of revision each day) collecting a few medals along the way (SAMLearning gives you virtual medals for the revision you do) and eventually, last April I was all ready and prepared to take my big challenge – the marathon and gained the award I was after (ultimately their GCSEs in four years time!)  Fingers crossed it goes down well and doesn’t just come across as me shouting out about my running achievements!

A l…o…n…g day!

Left for work at 7am (a little later than usual) and got home tonight at 7:45pm (a lot later than usual!) and still slogging away on my laptop!  Just taking a short blogging break now!

Tomorrow will also be manic…I have a year 10 meeting first thing, before taking the year 7 assembly and then I have a lesson observation Period 1 with a mixed group of year 9 students and I’m meeting with an English teacher at lunch to discuss my redesign of the English department website!  I will VERY much be looking forward to a run tomorrow night at club.  I have not run for three days in a row now.  I think this is the first week of 2013 I haven’t run at least five days of the week and I’m missing it lots!
Breakfast was extremely boring and I had two bread rolls with Utterly Butterly light on!  I just remembered when I woke up how much I had liked the roll I had last night!

 As per usual now, I had two tangerines for lunch!  Although I want to start phasing these out over the next couple of days…I fear I might actually turn orange soon!  I’m sure I heard once that somebody that drank too much Sunny D did begin to get orange skin!  They’re also making me need the toilet more!

Because I didn’t leave work until gone 7pm, Dan had already had tea, so I picked up a panini at the petrol station on my way home.  I really fancied something hot and my belly had been rumbling for a few hours by then.  I’ve had this panini before…mozzarella, tomato and basil and didn’t think very much of it last time, but quite enjoyed it tonight…maybe I was just mega hungry by this point!

By the time I got home I fancied something a little sweet, so finished off the rest of the white chocolate spread on two digestive biscuits.

This has been an extremely manic week but this weekend I’m looking forward to planning my meals a little better for next week and starting to get a little more creative in the kitchen!  I think I might pull out my slow cooker for the first time since Dan’s Mum bought it for me three years ago!  (At that point I was leaving for work at 3:45am and not back until gone 8pm so figured anything I left inside during the day would be black, stiff and completely inedible!)

Just hanging on…

Breakfast was a toasted bagel – one side with white chocolate spread, one side with peanut butter…

I ate three tangerines throughout my day…one at break, one at lunch and one after school…

The Graze Pear Tatin box was also part of my break…

Made us meatballs on mash with peas and gravy for tea…

Tasty  bread roll with butter mopped up my gravy!  Yum!  :)
Dan put some white chocolate spread onto a Digestive biscuit for me for dessert…

I was supposed to be doing speed work at club but I really did not fancy going…the house was a tip, I felt like I hadn’t seen Dan properly for ages.  I know I saw him on Monday night for dinner, but we talked pretty much the entire time about my job situation.  Feeling pretty stretched at the moment!  Must become a better girlfriend/daughter/house-owner/pet-owner/employee!…

Not enjoying Mondays…

I’m really not enjoying school at the moment and every Monday just lately it has been a real struggle for me to get motivated and into work.  Obviously I still go in but I am desperately job hunting right now!
I thought I would have a bowl of porridge for breakfast – guaranteed to fill me up.  Made with semi-skimmed milk and a spoonful of sugar on top.

Unfortunately I fell into old habits – I do it because in my head if I eat more it delays going into work.  I really need a new job soon!
At breaktime I had a Graze festival fruits box and a tangerine.  I forgot to photograph my Graze box until it was too late so here’s a picture of what’s inside below….yum!…

My stomach really hurt after school so I had a tangerine whilst waiting for Dan to pick me up.  I think my stomach only hurt because I’d been crunched over my desk since 7am though…11 hours.  Definitely on the new job wish list is movement in my job!

When Dan first moved in in August 2011 and it became clear that both our schedules were so busy with work and it meant that we barely saw each other in the week we decided on keeping one evening free from work each week to do something together, no laptops/phones allowed!  It has worked well so far and we had decided to head to The Brampton Mill.  I love it here – it’s very quaint and the water wheel is a feature inside the restaurant.  Dan had never been but really enjoyed it.
Felt I needed a pint for getting through my Monday!
They do the BEST pizzas.  This is a goats cheese and roasted vegetable pizza, which had mushrooms, courgettes, peppers and tomatoes on top.
I was feeling reasonably full by this point but Dan persuaded me to have the Chocolate Brownie as he wanted dessert.  Dan NEVER wants dessert!

Definitely had my five a day today although feeling horribly full this evening.  I could have stopped at half of the pizza I think and definitely should have done without the pint.

Mum went into hospital this evening to find out more about her chemo.  I gave her a call on the way home and she should be starting the trial soon now they just need to book her in for the operation so that they can count back and see when she needs the chemo.  Over dinner Dan and I discussed what we would do if we won £70,000 on a scratchcard and when we stopped in at the Co-op on the way home there were two £70,000 scratch cards!  We decided this was fate and we would become winners so bought them up!  Dan also bought me a Kinderegg.  For the last six years we have been together if one of us has been having a rough time the other buys them a Kinderegg…the perfect amount of chocolate and a toy inside!  Genius!
My running mag had also arrived when I got home to complete the day.  :)  We cuddled up and watched The Perks of Being a Wallflower which I really liked, and suprisingly so did Dan.
Just found a job to encourage active lifestyles in young people…will definitely look at applying tomorrow.  Hopefully things are looking up!  :)