. . . and the cold continues to bite. It's now at the stage where breathing is a bit tight and I wish I could take a day off. But I can't - two really important (in SEN terms) meeting are scheduled for today, plus a visit from a support teacher and staff meeting after school. No chance of feeling poorly enough to stay at home with all that going on.
Enough whinge. As I have those meetings I will be out of class and supply cover is a lovely lady who took my class Monday afternoon and who seems to be on my wavelength - I don't have to go through every detail of planning, she knew what I meant when I mentioned certain things. So I am easy in my mind. She also seems to like my class which is a big plus!
Today I am having a school dinner. Yesterday I had a school dinner. This seems to be getting something of a habit but it's a darn sight cheaper than going over to Morrisons where one of their sandwiches, a drink and an apple costs a darn sight more than a two course school lunch (and you can have an apple instead of dessert, if you want). Of course it's dearer than a packed lunch but we won't talk about that! Today is roast turkey with all the trimmings so what's not to like there? Last time I had it, it was truly delicious.
I justify this with the argument that I need something sustaining between two meetings but, in fact, I am too lazy to bustle around the kitchen knocking together something that will keep me going through the afternoon and into staff meeting.
I haven't looked out yet today but hasn't the weather been lovely recently. A very pleasant Indian Summer with increasingly glorious autumnal colours all around. I gather the conkers are good too - so they tell me. The children are starting to bring in handfuls of acorns, conkers, autumn leaves and the occasional daddy-long-legs who was foolish or unfortunate enough to fly in the wrong direction. The first three I admire, the last I release. That doesn't always make me that popular - except with the daddy-long-legs race, I guess.
Time for toast! See you tomorrow!