Thursday, May 10, 2007

Thursday things

Time flies. Whether you are having fun or not. I have been knee deep in reports, marking, rates (you do not want to know about them..... school assessment thingies.... lots of numbers that are supposed to mean something) and lesson plans for the new rotation starting next week. It is raining. This is good. For the garden. Not when I have parked my car as far away as is humanly possible from any sort of cover, and have straightened my hair in an effort not to look like Annie.

I am now an authority on what an excess of sugar does to children at break time. Bouncing off the wall is putting it mildly. You know, I had read for years about additives and caffeine and sugar being triggers for unbelievable behaviour, but I had never ever realised just what an impact it has on some kids. Now I know. I can spot sugar overload at 40 paces. And 40 paces away is where you need to stay.

The weekend will be here tomorrow, and I have had all sorts of great intentions of posting thought-provoking stuff, and intelligent talk. Intentions are good. I am exceptionally good at having good intentions and then postponing them. All I can visualise when I close my eyes is a series of little boxes with numbers which are supposed to be significant, and which I don't understand. So I am posting drivel. Tough.

Saturday is the pinnacle of television viewing here. It is the Eurovision song contest. It is so unbelievably funny, even though it is not meant to be, and we always have Eurovision parties, (I have been invited to 2 so far!) where we choose our favourite, and cheer whenever the songs go up a semitone. And they all do. The voting is so predictable, and political, and our UK commentator, Terry Wogan has a wonderful time muttering under his breath and falling about laughing, and ....... oh well. I think you get the picture. This is not taken seriously in the UK. It is in the rest of Europe. And they hate the British at the Eurovision, and we have managed "nul point" before on a few occasions. I will let you know what happens. Such excitement!


Penless Thoughts said...

One more day! Then enjoy your weekends and parties.

Linda said...

Oh Linds - I just love reading your "drivel". It feels like a fun conversation with a great friend. You have a wonderful sense of humor. I'm sure that is what is getting you through some of the school "stuff".
Have fun at whichever party you decide to attend. It sounds like a good time.

Dawn said...

Sounds like our American Idol - I'm afraid I have to say I'm hooked.

The school stuff sounds exactly why I only lasted 3 semesters as a teacher!

Randomness is such fun - it's why I do it so often.

Morning Glory said...

I like reading your drivel. You make it sound interesting.

Crystal said...

Have a lovely, relaxing weekend! Enjoy the fun and friendships. I do know what you mean about too much sugar!!

PEA said...

I once had a penpal in Norway and I remember her talking about the Eurovision song contest and what a serious thing it day I came upon an article that had pictures of some of the groups and I thought "is this for real?" lol xox

Susie said...

I enjoy your random type posts too.
By now you're enjoying your weekend!
See how behind I am!!