Well, the week is improving but i’ve got killer lurgy. I feel terrible, nearly as bad as with the terrible tonsils except i really don’t know what is up. Gungy throat yes, but not actually sore but achy, shivery, gruesomely horrid. I keep kneading my boobs feverishly trying to decide if i’ve got mastitis, but i’m sure i haven’t.
Anyway, dosed up on nurofen and codeine we’ve made it through. Fran made a world jigsaw ready to look at tomorrow (but Max has just packed it away!) and we found some pictures of Australian Animals and others of landmarks, and tomorrow we have half a hundred weight of National Geographics, a cd-rom or two and some stamps and stuff to look at. I think i’ve never quite recovered from the Tudors so i thought we’d try a series of very short projects, just a week unless it really grabs anyone. A week of Australia i can handle.
Then we got back to “the boxes” – today we started Getty Dubay, since i thought maybe Fran had lost confidence in her writing cos we have gone quite fast recently. Seemed to work, she liked the format of it anyway. Started with Book B since A really is very large and simple. The she read some Flying Boot and did brilliantly, some mental maths (easy) and then todays new thing… table tables!
We’ve sold out on sticker charts – 4 tables stuck into door panels and when she can tell me any sum, out of order, without having to work it out (which she is actually doing really well, so at least she’s “got” the patterns) she gets a sticker next to it. They are quite prominent too so hopefully it will prompt her to try and learn some of the ones that she hasn’t yet nailed. About to start on 3x tables now, bored of 5’s!
BeadMerrily has been busy which is fab, i’m so pleased with it. Posted 14 parcels tonight, just orders since saturday, so that is a big increase. Had to leg it out at 4.45 when i remembered i’d not taxed the car – ho hum. Maddy had got upset at nursery, someone wouldn’t play with her or something. Heigh ho again. Off to sit in my armchair before the nurofen wears off. Hope you are feeling better Alison.