Three people this week have told me I sound more positive, relaxed and up-beat. Only one of them spoke to me tonight!!!!! Thanks C for letting me vent.
To buy or not to buy, that is the question (My keyboard has gone into European mode and I can`t get a question mark) Yesterday I was rather stupid because I went to Kidsbooks and spent a nice sum of money on books for the child I don't have yet. The bookstore had a 20% off sale but I lost all benefit of that when I returned to the car and found I had a parking ticket! There are many books written for children, primarily little girls, about adoption from China. I refuse to buy these as although the message is appropriate the illustrations aren't. I bought a couple of Todd Parr books, a photo book on adoption, a book on families and a game. I also got a non-fiction book called, "Happpy Birthday" but couldn't find it on the Kidsbooks website so the link is to Amazon. It is a book that explains the different components of birthdays in a really clear and simple way. For a child that maybe hasn't celebrated many birthdays it explains a lot of things.
We had a lovely staff social after school and should do this more often. It was very easy to plan, a team effort and a fun way to relax and visit with colleagues. I was doing okay until I checked my email before leaving school. Needless to say I came home, curled up in my chair and read for two hours before making a run to London Drugs. My feet have been really bad today and standing has been very painful. I don`t think the tennis ball exercise my physio has given me is helping.
Some how I didn't publish this from my laptop at 1:00 in the morning. Here it is from my desktop!