Tuesday, 13 November 2007

In which I nearly cry with exhaustion

I'm absolutely dying to go to sleep, I have no idea why, it's 8.30, and while I was up at 7, and have been in school all day , and have been to Rainbows, and am stressed about how I'm ever going to get books out of the university Library while they keep closing it at 4pm due to the power cut making them realise that the emergency lighting doesn't work, and I'm in school every day until 4pm, and the essay is due next Friday, and I really need those books.... (are you getting the stress, behind that panckied stream of thought?)

However I need to wash my hair, it has been 3 days since it was last washed, and I can wait no longer, my scalp is itching, and the grease is appearing, yes I am a bit of a minger when it comes to hair washing, I refuse to do it every day, 2 days is the norm, and I'm fine with that thank you, if I'd not told you, you'd never know!

I also need to stop worrying, too much is going on, I'm starting teaching soon, I have coursework due in that I barely have my head round, and my District Commissioner role is starting to stress me out. So much paperwork, and no idea what I need to do with it all, and still no secretary to help out.
I still need to plan an In4mer session for Thursday, I really wish I'd said I couldn't do this, but now I have I'm not going to let them down, but it is turning in to the thing that's pushing me over the edge for this week.
Right shower time, as I can no longer type....

PS. I don't know what's happened to the header, the picture had disappeared so I tried re-uploading it, but that wasn't playing. So I fiddled around with what appear to be some changed settings in blogger, and I can only either have no words and just a picture, or the picture over the top of the words, which means you can't read the words... Help....anyone??

Sunday, 11 November 2007

In to the West

All my lesson planning is done, and for the most part I'm pleased with my efforts, but we'll have to see what they're like in practice, for the most part it's the time scales that is terrifying me. Nine lessons is not enough to teach, two Year Seven Biology modules, but as the teacher was away on sick leave before half term, and the class didn't start a new topic when they should we're stuck with it!
Our TV's on the blink, the scart lead at the back is a bit knackered, and doesn't always play with our digi box, so I've been watching DVDs while planning. I couldn't decide what to watch, but in the end went with watching the extras discs from the final Lord of the Rings films. I loved these films, for 3 years it was a Christmas tradition for us to go and watch them. when it cam round to the last one, me and my Mum started crying about 30 minutes from the end, and by the final scene I was positively howling (if you were the people behind me, I apologise now).
Now you'd expect a film to make you cry, but not the extras discs, but these ones are the most beautiful ones you've ever seen. If you have the extended version, and have never watched the extra discs, then you should do, no seriously, right now!
Part of teh extras is a bit of a biography of a young New Zealand lad, who was a film maker, his films are shown as part of the extras, and they are beautiful. He died of Cancer just as the final film was being made, and was the inspiration for the song In to the West, which is sung by Annie Lennox, and even hearing it will start to make me cry!