Tuesday, May 27, 2008

This afternoon C and I went up to see John. John taught me in high school, and for the last few years has been teaching out here. At the start of the year he found out he had a brain tumor after complaining of headaches, blackouts and forgetfulness for three months (He went twice to a doctor and they told him to take a panadol). It was hard to see him in the state he was in but he held our hands and I think he said my name a few times, he also smirked when I cracked a couple of funnies. But he really wasn't with it. Wendy (who made me some great woolen socks and is his wife) doesn't think he will make it for much longer.

Monday, May 26, 2008


So I had a great day today - my prac teacher did not but that is so not a story I'm going into here.

I got some great English stuff today - first of all I bought 4 packs of magnet letters. This is so that I can play spelling games with my class. Splitting the class into two (two packets per side) and they have to spell the word I call out - making sure each student has to spell at least once. I think my class would like that.

The spelling activity that I am doing tomorrow though is about mobiles - last term all their comprehension/friday afternoon activities were around mobile phones and that worked really well. But today I printed out some photos of a mobile phone and they will have to "spell" the spelling words using the numbers that they would be on a phone. Does that make sense? Probably not but I know what I mean and so will they.

Tonight at 6:30 I'm going to deb practice to see where they will walk etc.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I agreed to buy some lego for C's Christmas present, the Millennium Falcon to be exact. At just under the $1000 mark - I wonder if that means I can buy a doll for Christmas?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Feeling good

Had a pretty great day today - make me wonder what's going to happen tomorrow though :(

I'll just copy and paste my ATP reply to the 'happy happy' post thread:

My good things - well I have heaps today!

- I'm getting over my cold

- My first lesson today was English with my lovely seniors, they had to stand up and talk about their hero and one of them chose me!!! So cute - "My hero is Ms Collett because she can cook really well and sew nice things. She makes difficult things easy for us to understand. She's nice and friendly..." She did pretty well for impromptu speaking - but a lot of 'things'

-My second lesson was English with my nasty Year 8 and 9s. But they worked so well on their short stories - not a single behaviour management issue

-My third lesson was Creative Arts with the seniors and we sat around a big table, chatted and folded paper for their projects

-For my middle lessons I had a cooking prac, the girls made pastry for a flan

-and lastly I had my Snr Home Ec class and I worked individually with each of them to make sure they were meeting the assignment requirements. And before we left for the day, they wrote Home Ec Rocks! on the window with my liquid chalk.

-My last happy thing was finding smoked salmon at our supermarket - it's a rare thing to find out here,,, so I bought 4 packets.

So overall - a very nice day.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Catch Me Catch You

Wee! They came today - so quick too! My Clow Cards!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Both C & I stayed home sick today. I'm feeling okay right now, and C sounds better too - for once I was better off!

Someone logged into ebay as me and changed my contact email address - I've now changed my passwords for everything :P I also got a message saying that the person I had bought something from was fake - who knows...

I really like this mushroom lamp: http://www.modcloth.com/store//Modcloth/Apartment/Toadstool+Lamp
But I wonder how much it would cost to get to Australia - just too much I reckon.

Chihiro was quite nice to me today, but I had to laugh:


Sunday, May 11, 2008

C got home from his Gold Coast jaunt yesterday. I gave me a pair of socks!


We just caught up with Dr Who and Bleach this morning. And I am waiting for my miso soup and noodles to cool down before I eat - man am I hungry.

Happy Mums day.

Saturday, May 10, 2008


I found out this morning that Migidoll is going to be doing a run on her heads soon, but then I found that in June she will be doing them in tanned skin! Have I died and gone to heaven?

I always wanted a big sister for Bi, using the Miho head but if she is tanned that's like even better! Her name is already Monsoon, she's Indian-Australian.

I just realised I have international dolls. First is Bi (Korean-Australian) Raiu (Japanese-Australian) Mazin (Persian - remember he's a genie) and hopefully Monsoon.


Nodame news - I have read all the manga that I can get my hands on. I love it so much! I have been thinking of something... maybe next year.

We went to karaoke. Yay! It ended up being a 4 team competition - and it turned out we were the only adult team - other adults sang but not in teams. So of course the kids teams all won - even through they sounded like screeching cats. In fact a number of high schoolers turned up after I told them about it in last lesson - so really it was my fault.