Saturday 20 November 2010

Weeknote 20/11

Not a lot. Busy, busy, busy. I am going to cast on for these socks today, though. I've got the pattern on my Kindle, all ready to go!

Going to:
Dinner with Parpy Jo, the now married lady. We went to Grounded, which is our usual Sunday morning brunch haunt. I now know they also make awesome pizza. Duly noted!

I made oxtail soup this week. Unfortunately, I managed to break the ceramic bowl of my slow cooker last weekend by dropping a jar into it (jar remained intact, typically) - an event that led to a few tears because that slow cooker was a gift from a company I temped for 10 years ago and I had fond memories of them, which were always triggered when I used it.

I manned up eventually though, and made it in a saucepan over a low heat for a long time. It looked unpleasant and the taste was very mild, but my goodness, I have never had a soup as filling as this! I made toast to go with it on Monday, and by the time I got to the end of the meal I was very, very full.

I also ate a whole pineapple on Thursday, and suffered the sore mouth consequences. Doh.

Not much this week. There hasn't been much learning time. Boo.

Obsessed with:
Who is going to be my new head of year from Christmas, since mine is leaving then (yey!). I tried to weight it a little by sending the Head's powerpoint presentation on leadership to my favourite candidate, but unfortunately he didn't get it. I am pleased in a way because I don't think they job is going to be a very nice one, but it would have been pleasant to have him presiding over tutor meetings and assemblies and the like.

Entertained by:
Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows.
It was absolutely beautifully shot: quite dark and dim, so it is good to see it in the cinema, as intended. There is also a point at which Hermione reads the story of 3 brothers, where the story is animated in an extremely creepy Tim Burton style. It was very elegant and fitted the story well, but - as I said - quite creepy.
It's been so long since I read the Deathly Hallows I had forgotten most of the story. Bring tissues. Luckily Kath, my HP buddy, brought enough for me too.

I don't know whether I'm imagining it, but I sort of feel like the main characters are able to bring more emotion to their parts because it's the end of a decade of their lives, so they're saying goodbye to characters they've grown up being, as well as each other. The story is quite sad and bleak anyway, so it fits well.

Relieved this week is over! I had a terrible incident with a kid on Wednesday that I really had better not go into here, but suffice to say he won't be back in my class and maybe not even school, so you get the idea. It left me feeling a bit shaken and sad, so when I woke up this morning and realised it was Saturday and the week was done, I was so happy!
Excited about flying to Malaysia this evening. Looking forward to some good movies on the plane and plenty of knitting and Kindle time.

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