Friday, 22 May 2009

Busy times again

I am trying - honestly I am - in aiming to keep this blog updated LOL!!
I just have so much on the go that time seems to have whittled away from me recently. I am still taking driving lessons - I have come a long way to give them up [and way too expensive!]. I am determined I want to be able to drive by the time I am 40 - something to score off my list!
Took the kids to see the new Hannah Montana movie which was only released a couple of days before hands - gosh that was about 2 weekends ago! Alwynne loves Hannah Montana so needless to say it's never of the telly when she watches it and there are some episodes I have seen so many times they just 'grate' on me now lol! The actual movie was really good I have to say. A couple of tracks I enjoyed most "The Climb" and "Butterfly Fly Away" being 2 of them. I bought the album last night to download them - for some reason the album won't transfer over to my Ipod - the Ipod library tell me the tracks are there but I cannot find them on my actual Ipod. Strange though as I also bought and downloaded U2's new album and Lady GaGa's fine! Another track you should listen to [search on You Tube] "Ready, Set, Don't Go" sung by both Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus - the lyrics are just well, meaningful.
Last week I brought my lesson forward an hour taking it at 8.30 am to 10.30 am. OMG!! I felt shell shocked - no idea why I felt different having the lesson 1 hr earlier! I felt as if I had forgotten everything. I seem have moments like that - just hope they won't occur too often - scary feeling LOL!! Donna my instructor said I did okay. I didn't do anything that Donna had said she had planned to do at the lesson as per what she said the lesson before. I'll be honest, I am kinda panicking about the hazard perception part of the test. There 3 parts of the driving test nowadays. 1st test is the theory - you get asked multiple choice questions related to the highway code with some first aid perhaps thrown in. 2nd part of the test follows the theory. There are 14 film clips of real street scenes with traffic such as cars, pedestrians, cyclists etc. We have to be aware of what is developing on the road ahead - that is problems that could lead to an accident. As soon as we notice a hazard developing, we've got to click the mouse. The sooner you notice the hazard, you get more points. This is the part I am concerned about - will I be able to react quickly enough and not too quick to be clicking needlessly?! You have to pass the theory/hazard tests in order to sit the actual practical test - ie driving the car.
On Saturday I joined Weight Watchers again. Let's just say I am working my way to losing 5% of my current weight as my 1st goal. So this week I have been actually eating MORE food believe it or not and making time to prepare and cook. It's made more difficult that Stewart works night shift cos sometimes I just can't be bothered to prepare and cook a meal if you get my meaning. 1st week of weight loss will be recorded tomorrow! I want to have lost at least 2½ stones by the time I celebrate my 40th!
I am still a parent volunteer at the kids' school doing 3 sessions of paired reading. Helping out in the P1 class on a Wed morning. On and off over the last few weeks I have been helping the P6 classes design an 'aural sculpture' for the exceptional needs kids to go in the courtyard of the school. It is some undertaking and the artist Susheila must have the 'dream job'. I had a go at actual carving on Wednesday afternoon which was pretty cool! That was unfortunately the last session/involvement that the kids have with the sculpture. We'll look forward to it being put in place at some time.
I've managed to get a couple of card making sessions in this week having cleared the living room and other areas of the house the week before. I can tell you the living room never looks tidy whenever I've got the table up. This where I wished I had my own craft studio/shed :o(
I'll pop some images in another post.
I've got another 2 hr driving lesson today at 12 midday - in the hope that I can get some time to swot on my highway code etc. and also in the hope that I won't be quite as shell shocked as I felt last Friday lol!! Once I am back from the lesson, I've got to make another card for my chum Denise's 40th birthday in which we are all meeting up for a meal tomorrow evening which I am looking forward to. Apparently there are quite a few of us going!

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