The musings of a juggling mother

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Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Bleugh

Gah, i feel yukky today. It's just a cold, but my head hurts, my throat's sore, my nose is blocked &I'm exhausted before the day has even started! It's not a good week to feel like this with two interviews looming. I didn't get any presentations even started yesterday - I just curled up & went to sleep as soon as the kids were in bed, so I'm going to have to do them both today.

Oh well, there's nothing like pressure to focus the mind. Of course there's no substitute for research, preparation & practise, but I don't do any of that in my real life anyway, so at least they'll get the "real" me at interview!

I managed to get Mstr A off to school ok this morning, with everything - books, PE kit, dinner money, homework, so hopefully I'll find the time to get one presentation finished and one at least started. Although to be honest, Mstr A is an angel when totally left to his own devices, it's only when I need him to do something specific he can be difficult. yesterday he played beautifully on his Nintendo, with LMB & LMD (at different times), got himself dressed on time, ate his dinner when told to, etc etc.

Here's hoping (but not expecting) many more days just like that.

Right, off to work now. I'll check back in aat break time:-)

UPDATE: half way there now. I've finished one - I even found some quotes to go in it, so it looks researched:-) No pictures yet though. I might fiddle with it later, but it's not really that kind of presentation. Just starting the second one now. This is much more work, and does really need pictures & diagrams and such like. Oh well, it's the job I'd really like, so I'd best crack on. I've got an hour till school pick up time.....

UPDATE 2: Collected Mstr A from school now, and haven't really got much further. Three slides written, but not really done! Oh well, I'm going to take a break now & go check out everyones blogs.. I'll do some more inbetween kids bedtime & Stargate (yeah right). And I've always got tomorrow morning. There's nothing like leaving things till the VERY last minute.

8 Comments:

  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 9:43:00 am, Blogger Aginoth said…

    And I have your cold too, so nice of you to share dear :op

    Mind you makes a change for me to get the lurgy off you instead of the other way round.

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 2:54:00 pm, Blogger craziequeen said…

    ugh - not coming near your house :-S

    :-)

    Better for Saturday, guys :-)

    cq

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 3:52:00 pm, Blogger SullenBunny said…

    I hope you feel better soon. It is awful to feel sick when you have responsibities to handle.

    Isn't Nintendo a wonderful invention? When you need a break, it delivers! It has given me many much-needed hours of peace, quiet and sanity.

    I'm sorry I made you cry the other day, by the way. :-( I promise I wll make you laugh sometime with one of my posts though.

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:10:00 pm, Blogger Mary P. said…

    Deadlines. Don't you work better with dealines? I know I do... (48,000 words and 29 days to go.)

    Is it just the irrepressible optimist in me that is seeing more good days for Mstr A lately? Not that he doesn't have his off days, but I've been reading about good ones just a little more often, I think. I hope!

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 8:46:00 pm, Blogger Juggling Mother said…

    You're right, he's definitely turned a corner. I'm not sure if we're managing better, the coherent plan with the school is making the difference, or he has really changed yet, but it's certainly been better recently.

    He made it right through play-time at school today without getting into trouble too! (although his teacher did work spectacularly hard at arranging that)

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 9:51:00 pm, Blogger mommyguilt said…

    Way to go Mstr A! Mom - feel better. One of our blog moms, Marti, told me to try chicken broth heated all day with cloves of garlic. Worked like a charm! Her link is on my blog at STanding Still for Once. I think it's www.lightblog.com/member/still

     
  • At Tuesday, November 01, 2005 10:49:00 pm, Blogger spindleshanks said…

    just to go back a day, mrs a - i only got 8 in citizenship. how bad is that? but i do think you should ask a solicitor if they are qualified - surely that's the right answer. and good for master a - little chicken, maybe he's just growing into himself.

     
  • At Wednesday, November 02, 2005 7:36:00 am, Blogger Aginoth said…

    Deadlines: as the Late Douglas Adams used to say

    I like deadlines, I especially like the whoshing sound they make as they pass by

     

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