Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 173 – Recuperation

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“Rest when you’re weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.”

Ralph Marston

Thanks, Spidey!

Yes I’m still on rest mode.

Sat at another cricket match (seems to be the norm for us cricket mums on a Sunday morning!🏏) And realised I hadn’t posted any of Spidey’s wisdom!

The above quote rings so true. The fact I forgot my post tells me I need to still think of me for a little more time!

I’m tired today. Had a late night as I went with my Tootie Frootie girls to watch The Book Club (gigglesome!) and a bite to eat at Nandos (yum, just yum!). But it was a needed break from the norm.

And in other news… I posted my entry off for the First Novel competition… Eek! Only got to wait until SEPTEMBER!!!! I guess the August hols will be spent in a Camp RiNo… (Camp Ritu’s Novel) for me to complete manuscript rewrites!!

And for you, Peeps, my wish is that you remember your ‘me time’ !

Happy Sunday!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 172 – Rest

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“How beautiful it is to rest, and do nothing afterward.

Proverb

Thanks, Spidey!

Yes, I’m still in rest mode, and have really done nothing productive this last week, being on half term too!

Actually, I lie.

I haven’t been creative on my blog, though I have been reading posts and interacting.

I have attended two barbeques (one at ours, one at a friends), been to the cinema, upgraded my phone (new Huawei P20 Pro – it’s lovely!), seen two cricket matches Lil Man played in (he was captain in one too!), taken the kids on two playdates, and watched ALL the available Black-ish episodes! I’ve read books, watched films, and spent time with my children and husband.

And, a biggie… I have decided to enter my novel into a competition. It’s a First Novel Competition, and if successful, I could be represented by a renowned agent, and be published by a traditional publisher! Baby steps, but I have spent an age, the last couple of days writing and tweaking the synopsis, and giving a good brush up of the first 3000 words.

But I have really relaxed. I have not thought about work either, and that is a good thing, as, going forward, it is going to be a really busy last term of the year, with new student home visits, and assessments for the old, report writing and organising for the new year…

One day of relaxation, then work stress will hit again, and I will be back, blogging properly soon too, just not quite yet…

 

Chillax Peeps, I am!

Happy Sunday!

Spidey’s Serene Sunday – Part 171 – Relax!

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“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.

Sydney J. Harris

Thanks, Spidey!

 

 

Did you know I haven’t posted for 4 DAYS!

That is a big thing for me.

I haven’t taken part in any creative challenges, blurted my thoughts out onto screen – NOTHING.

Because I realised that I had to stop, step back and relax up a little.

The quote above is so true.

I am at a crazy time in work, nearing the end of the year, writing reports, preparing for the new cohort who will join in September, Governor’s duties, fundraisers for my School Council and House Captains.

At home, the kids’ demands are increasing.

I need to start my rewrite of the novel. All feedback is in. It has been really good, and productive, but there is big work to be done.

So stepping back from the blog, writing at least, has been good, so far, and I think I need a bit more time away.

I have been physically exhausted, falling asleep way earlier than usual. I needed a break in some part of life, and since I can’t stop working, or being mum, this was where my opportunity came in.

Do you know what I have been doing in the time I’d usually be writing posts?

Mainly… NOTHING! Not even reading, because I fall asleep mid page.

But also being with my children more, and most recently, I have been binge-watching the series Black-ish. Hilarious! I can’t believe I have never watched this before! Nearly finished all 21 episodes of the first series… 3 more series to go!

Recognise when you need a break Peeps, and take it!

Happy Sunday!

We Made It! #AtEase

It’s Friday!

But not just any Friday…

For plenty of individuals, it is a Friday we have been crawling towards… the end of the existing term!

The kids are excited. It means a week (or two for some!) off and away from school! Yes there may be homework, but the pressure of getting up and going in is not there!

And us teachers…well, when I say we crawl, I mean it!

This first half term of the academic year is always tough. Settling in new pupils, getting to know them. setting boundaries and rules, assessing… it is a tough slog.

I know I personally have  found this last term extremely exhausting, with my new responsibilities, and a lot more children to get to know. Names are never a problem for me, I have learned 70 new ones so far, and it looks likely that I need to learn another 30, if only for a short while, next term! But, the downside of having so many children to be responsible for, I don’t feel I really ‘know’ them yet.

Still, I have made it through this term, with no days of complete meltdowns, (well, not mine, some of the kids however have had a few!) and look forward to a few special days during my week off.

My only worry… when we come back from the break, all the progress we have made with our littlest ones will have been forgotten (believe me, it doesn’t take much for young children to forget what they were doing before!) and so the cycle will continue to roll, with us having to re-settle them, but hopefully only for a few days before they remember what Nursery and School is all about!

So, I am off to start my last day (for a week at least) and then enjoy a week of relative freedom!

Enjoy your Friday Peeps!!!!

 

And now, time to enjoy!

Well, as its the holidays, it would be rude not to have a slight indulgence…

Frozen cocktail anyone??!

Frozen cocktail anyone??!

I am trying the Strawberry Cheesecake one today!

Dessert in a drink, perfect!

Dessert in a drink, perfect!

Yum yum!

Cheers folks!

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