Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day! Happy Lunar New Year!

It's almost halfway through February and time for an update methinks. Almost 6 weeks since my last blog entry, and even that wasn't really an update, more a summation of the year just past. So, what's been happening?

The school holidays came to an end in a fun way. I went to Brisbane to celebrate Muz's 40th birthday and had a cracking weekend. It was great to meet the remainder of Muz's family and spend some time up there without a care in the world. Much beer, much fun.

Then back pretty much straight away to school. I'm teaching a Year 1 Extension class this year, so it's going to be a bit of a challenge. So far, so good. I'm one of only two teachers in the school that doesn't have an interactive whiteboard this year which is a bugger, but I do have aircon in the demountable that I'm in, and that's been very useful since we've gone back! I've got a nice class, even though some of them are a bit out there in that way that very clever kids can be.

I've given up caffeine, alcohol and sweets/chocolate for February. Halfway through and it's OK. I managed it last year and went on to do 3 months alcohol-free later in the year so I know I can do it quite happily. In other news I've been referred to a shoulder surgeon to get a date for an op to fix my SLAP tear. I'll know more once I've met with him, but when it's done I'll have my arm in a sling for between 2-5 weeks. Not looking forward to that, but am looking forward to some 4-5 months later when the shoulder has full range of movement and I can gym and tennis again. I'm going to start running again in the meantime otherwise I'll turn into a complete slob.

Still on the lookout to buy a flat, but still not seen anything quite right... and everything is so very, very expensive. Sigh. Let's see how it goes.

Right. Meant to be doing some work hence this update :) Back to it. Oh hold on, it must be lunchtime!!