Monday, 25 March 2013

I am gleeful....!

It's fair to say that this particular teacher - even though she loves her job - loves an unexpected off as much as the next kid!

The heating has been shut down due to a gas leak.  As a result - NO SCHOOL!  Woop, woop!!

Sadly the decision to close the school was taken after I'd started the commute with Mark.  As a result I had to take him to work, then drive the 30-odd miles back home again.  This afternoon I'll have to drive back over there to get him.  Expensive and time consuming - but there's nothing else I could do really.

So what am I going to do with my unexpected day of freedom...
  • I went to my parent's house and had a second breakfast with them.
  • I've caught up on all your news.
  • I'm going to do some paperwork that would otherwise hang over into the 'holidays' - probably some Year 9 reports.
  • I'm going to finished reading this months 'Handmade with Love' and spend some time on the internet seeing if I can source the 'Washi Tape' that they're raving about.
  • I'm going to do some more work on my 'Spring Flowers'-themed crochet project.
  • I'm going to select photos to go in a collage for the back bedroom. (A job I've been putting off but now needs to be done - my M-i-L is arriving on Saturday and she bought me the frame for Christmas!!!)
  • I'm going to finish sorting the Easter eggs and presents for next weekend - probably on the way out this afternoon.
Sounds like a plan...!  My only worry is that this closure may last longer.  Basically we were only doing a three day week anyway and I had epic amounts of Btec paperwork to do in a fairly short space of time.  I also intended to go into school on Thursday, just to keep up and get ahead a little for the summer term (when Ofsted WILL land). 

Mark has suggested that - should the school be closed for longer - we go and collect all these folders on the way home tonight.  I don't think he realises the scale of the problem.  All the coursework from 62 candidates is more than a couple of carrier bags!!!!

Oh well - I think I'm just going to have stop being such a control freak and 'chill and enjoy' for the moment.  What will be, will be....!


  1. Woohoo!

    You enjoy your day, it's like being paid to do your own stuff (that's how I feel when we get an un-expected day off!)
    Gorgeous picture of Stourhead, I thought it was beautiful when we visited :-) x

  2. Sounds like a very busy day off but with lots of lovely things to do - enjoy yourself:)

  3. I got a day off on Friday but not today, the roads, although officially closed, are passable with care. Hope you have a nice day off and get caught up with things. What a shame they didn't let you know before you set off though!

  4. Sounds like you're having a lot of work to do on your "day off"!

  5. Gosh, I think you'll need a few days off just to do your day off list. Have a lovely time and don't worry too much about work :) xx

  6. How lovely to have an unexpected day off. Your day off to do list sounds like lots of fun, I hope you managed to do lots of things from it. Sorry about the work that's piling up at school, but it will get done so just enjoy the time you've got at home and don't feel guilty about it.

  7. Back to normality tomorrow! Jx

  8. Hope you had a productive day.

  9. Hope you enjoyed your unexpected day off and that you managed to fit in some me time too.
    Patricia x

  10. Glad you had a good and productive day - we were snowed in here and could not so much outside so I have done lots of crochet, deep cleaned the bedrooms and bathroom and caught up on my filing.

    But I will be so glad when the snow goes and I can dig the veg garden...!

  11. I hope you enjoyed your day off. You certainly had a long list of things to do. Doesn't it seem like Christmas was just here? I've also got Christmas presents stacked against the wall I need to frame and finish. Maybe you can pick up enough folders to get a start on them. You couldn't get them all done in a day anyway could you? You don't have to answer that. ;)

  12. Its nice to have an unexpected day off.Trouble is if as you say its more than one it starts to affect everything else.Not good for a teacher who has tons to do the week before the school holiday!