The Guide Law
- A Guide is loyal and can be trusted.
- A Guide is helpful.
- A Guide is polite and considerate.
- A Guide is friendly and a sister to all Guides.
- A Guide is kind to animals and respects all living things.
- A Guide is obedient.
- A Guide has courage and is cheerful in all difficulties.
- A Guide makes good use of her time.
- A Guide takes care of her own possessions and those of other people.
- A Guide is self-controlled in all she thinks, says and does.
I’m joining in this project here because I want to achieve good things this year. I’ve had a break from just about everything and now is the time to step up and start getting things done again. The categories for each month are follow with my wants for each category.
January – Fabulous Beginnings – getting into good routines and being really well prepared for relief teaching
February – Fabulous Organization – getting routines fine tuned and getting the family more involved
March – Fabulous Fitness – build up my stamina and lose weight
April – Fabulous Food – cooking more meals, baking more things for school lunches, making more interesting things for my own lunches
May – Fabulous Style – hair and make-up
June – Fabulous Fun – planning birthday parties for the boys
July – Fabulous Hobbies – knitting up a storm
August – Fabulous Finances – making a budget
September – Fabulous Food – more of what was done in April
October – Fabulous Health – stress management and sleep
November – Fabulous Home – making the bedroom a sanctuary
December – Fabulous Blogging – building up my readership
The big three of these?
We’ve celebrated many things today – the end of a looooong term, school athletics carnival and Daniel’s birthday party. The day was dampened by rain at the athletics (we soldiered on as it was only light) and it was dark and cold by the time Daniel’s last little party guest departed but we’ve had a great day overall.
I don’t think I’ll ever have a party on the last day of term again – even though Anthony organized it all. Everyone had a good time and the children from school enjoyed our big backyard to run around in but everyone was very tired as well. We kept it very simple. Daniel and Eric are huge Scooby-Doo fans so he’d requested a Scooby-Doo theme. Anthony decorated with stuff we had left over from Eric’s halloween birthday party a couple of years ago and screened off part of the area under the house with bird netting that is destined from my classroom with its Underwater World theme for next term. The children ran around and around the house, played on the swings and trampoline and participated in a few games organized by Eric and Anthony. Eric has been waiting for about six months to dress up as a ghost and “scare” the preps and he’s finally had his moment this afternoon.
My contribution was printing out some ready made invitations from the internet, fielding acceptances and apologies and icing two square sponge cakes last night with spooky green icing. This afternoon I added red writing and “Shaggy” and “Scooby-Doo” figures and I was done. Anthony has done the food, party bags and everything else while I have been fnishing reports, portfolios and parent teacher interviews over the past few weeks.
I’m looking forward to a couple of slower paced weeks in which I can spend time with my boys, get some work done in the house, focus on my health and fitness more and of course do a bit of school work.