Monday 29 April 2024

2024 Week 17 One Daily Positive, Project 365 and A Selfie a Day


I've been struggling with a bad back for a couple of weeks, it's really painful when sitting. I think it's an old injury from when I slipped 3 discs on a water ride at the Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai in 2014. it last flared up in 2021 with a hospital stay for 3 nights. Lots of heat pads, exercises, walking and occasional pain killers. I'm also questioning whether I've got a sinus problem as the bridge of my nose has been hurting for a couple of weeks and I've been getting headaches as well as migraines, so I've bought some over the counter medication, having checked with the pharmacist it doesn't interfere with my migraine meds. 

113  Monday Into work and home by 3.45pm to set up zoom for 90 minute online autism training. Rest of the evening spent watching TV and reading.

Video call with grandson

114  Tuesday A difficult day in work, working with new students in new situations and dealing with a couple of behaviour issues, but fully supported. Into town for the post office and a coffee, research and note taking for Sexual Ethics and typed up and emailed to student and research on how John Donne presents women in The Flea. I planted up the hanging basket and put the ironing away, bath and early night.

115  Wednesday Lift into work and back. I was a scribe and reader for GCSE for a student in a mock Biology paper today. After work I went down the retail park for a coffee with two friends from work. Home to read, bath and early night. I typed up some research on the use of classroom fidgets as a tool to learning. 

116  Thursday Lift into work. Peter got the van ready for the weekend. A colleague from his working days called in on his way home from Scotland for a couple of hours. I got a lift from work to the retail park and met them for coffee. I packed for the weekend, Peter cooked dinner and we watched A Confession while I

117  Friday Into work, my student wasn't in but I still attended her lessons to take notes as her A levels are coming up very soon. I finished an hour and a half early to compensate for the training I did on Monday after work, home, packed the van and Peter drove to Bicester where we set up for the night. Mary popped over to join us for a cuppa.

118  Saturday Up early, packed up and drove to Brighton, stopping for lunch along the way. After setting up, we caught the bus into Brighton, for a wander around The Lanes, a late lunch/early tea and a walk along the pier and played the 2p slots, we walked back, got drenched. An early shower, snacks in the van, reading, watching downloaded programmes on the iPad and an early night. 

119  Sunday Packed up early, off to collect mum and on the road home by 11am. We stopped to grab some lunch and coffee, dropped mum off and got home at 6pm. Unpacked, washing on, bath, TV and bed.

Books read this week: 0 but lots of online reading and research for work.

Words written towards book: 948

Extra words written this week: 1192 Sexual Ethics Applied to Natural Law, Situation Ethics, Utilitarianism and Kantian Ethics.

526 Classroom fidgets as a tool to learning. 

Clothes bought: 0

On the blog this week: Our spring garden and plans for the summer.

Things that made me happy this week:

Camping, the seaside, getting the washing out on the line.

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  1. Oh dear! You sound in a lot of pain with all your health things. I hope you feel better soon.
    It sounds like you have been busy at work.
    How lovely for you to meet up with Mary! It sounds like fun staying in the van. x

    1. It was a short visit with Mary but so lovely to see her

  2. Brighton's on my list of places to visit, but the cost of hotels with parking is so expensive there it's not persuading me enough. Nice you were able to meet up with Mary. Hope the back eases a bit. Never nice with back issues.

    1. I'd recommend going out of season as there is still so much to see and do there

  3. Sorry to hear that you’ve got a bad back and hope that it improves soon. Lovely to have a catch-up with Mary and hope you enjoyed your trip to Brighton in spite of getting drenched. #project365

    1. Don't think we've ever been to the beach and not got drenched in the UK