First of all, uni's started again, which means coursework (and getting my head around a new subject!), lectures (on a saturday morning, bleurgh!) and the good old assignments, the first of which I started on today. I'm trying to get ahead as my deferred exam is in April so I need revision time. Add to that that this course seems to have so much work. Last year I could get by with just a few hours a day but this part is a lot of reading so takes forever! So, Xander now goes to nursery 2 days a week so mummy can atleast attempt to get some work in!
Speaking of Billy Jim, I need to offer an apology to my sis-in-law, as I did this to him:
I seem to remember a threat from her of no more dodgy 90s video reminiscing if I ever cut his long blond locks off. But, I decided this weekend to risk it as it was driving me mad and a certain father of his had still not found a barbers to cut it properly. So, I snapped and got the clippers out! If it's any consolation Zo I regretted it the second I did it and was on eBay searching for toddler wigs straight after!
I've also been busy with the teacher training thing. I sent out applications last week to all the local schools about training on the job next January. Anyway, didn't really expect any positive feedback (it's a really competitive programme to get onto) but I have a school that want to talk to me after half term! Yay! So, I've been getting evidence together etc all week and printing out Ofsted reports so I can memorise them.
I've also been back in school one day a week since the New Year. Fortunately I'm with a really helpful teacher who is making sure I get lots of experience with different kids at different levels etc. The only thing is it's a lot to write up, but should prove really valuable.
My birthday present finally turned up...9 months late! It's the Wii Fit, so that I can hopefully get in some sort of shape before Antigua. As you can see though, I seem to have had it hijacked:
Speaking of Antigua, things are really picking up speed with all the wedding preps. I'm in the middle of doing the invites at the moment; the next task is proof reading them and praying I've not made any typos! I also got the replacement ribbon today, after ordering green by mistake! I think i might have been off the invite list if I'd have gone ahead with that! We've only 4 months to go now so need to get passports sorted, insurance etc etc done.
On top of all that, February is shaping up to be an extremely busy month socially. This last weekend I was at my friend Susan's for a Mamma Mia night (though we didn't see much of the film as we were too busy talking!). This weekend I'm going out with my cousins on Friday for a curry, and Saturday I'm out with the lovely Ally Andbag! Next weekend is my friend Jill's birthday so doing something for that, then we're having parents for Sunday lunch for Em's birthday; then it's Em's actual birthday, then 2 rounds of Metallica before we crawl into March (and the red, nope not the red, they'll need to invent a new colour looking at my overdraft!)!
So, quick update there, I will try and be a much better blogger in the future!