Good job Chris doesn’t read these – it’d be rather embarrassing to have emailed him to moan at not being able to get into my wiblog, only to have to admit that I had altered the security level on my computer and it was stopping the wibsite cookies.
Had an excellent day today with a trip to Amazon World with the boys, Dad and my sister who’s visiting for the weekend. Fascinating! It’s a place I love and we were there for hours. Highlights – a lesser anteater who was so adorable I was tempted to smuggle him home, an armadillo who was running round his enclosure on little clockwork legs, and the discovery that the giant tortoises who had promted a sudden sex-ed lesson for the boys on our last visit were at it again, doing their best to prevent the extinction of the species.
The biggest irritation at the moment is that I am needing to be signed off for stress, but getting signed off is proving almost too stressful to be worth it. The thing is that I need to be signed off part time. This is partly because the kids at school desperately need me there. (Yes, I know that sounds big headed, and nobody is indispensible, but the school just cannot get good supply – nobody in their right mind would do it – and these kids need continuity and stability) and partly because I cannot let my dad know there’s a problem so being at home during the day would entail me hiding again !!! As it is I am planning to go have some afternoons off and just go to the gym, swimming, or better still, to Thorntons! But first I have to get this blooming sick note organised! So far resorting to blackmail has got the head on my side – I told him that either I get my day and two halves off or I will just have to be signed off full time for a couple of months 😀
Dad is slowly recovering from his spectacular fall. He and Smudgelet were walking down the street when Smudgelet dropped his reading bag and bent down to pick it up… straight in front of my Dad! Of course, poor Grandad went straight over the top, still holding Smudgelet’s hand, and the two of them landed upside down in a lavender bush, legs in the air. Now stop laughing, it’s not funny! 😉 Actually, the outcome was less funny as Dad’s damaged his shoulders quite badly and chipped a bone in his arm, so I have been busy doing nursemaid duties for the last two weeks. A lovely juggling act running two households, so I got my comeuppance for laughing!
Two weeks to half term…… and counting.