Creative Chaos

Creative Chaos

Monday 12 February 2018


We have had such an incredibly humid day at 100% - hideous being in a classroom with only windows to open, no fans or cooling system. And poor kids having to do running beep tests.

Loving my classroom - taught maths today and it was a-okay. There's a whole lot of kiwis out there my age who think they are rubbish at maths, inclusive of me....

It's crazy the amount of beginning of the year testing students do.

I got an A- for my first university assignment - yippee skippee.

One of the teens cut his long hair off - that's big to me!

I used the clothes drier 3 times over the weekend - we've had astronomical amounts of rain and since I threw out our indoor drying racks due to age/going rusty etc, there was little choice. I struggle with drying clothes in a drier at the best of times!

I've written and posted long 10 letters in the last week - it's #lettermo month. I love my snail mail and am hoping for a bunch of new penfriends.

I did a mail order of postage stamps the other day - a first for me. it keeps more mail coming through my letter box.

The knitting situation is s-l-o-w. I'm so tired after school! Tt's too hot you know.

The eldest quit his movie job. He has another job which is far more lucrative and does not involve clearing up after lazy people who leave their popcorn pottles and other rubbish scattered all over the floor in the movie theatre.

I've started watching "The Returned" on netflix. I watch so little tv. This is one episode per night, as it is *freaking* me out.....

The vege garden has gone vrooompf due to the high humidity and rainfall.

The youngest is still going to the gym.

The middle one will receive an award at the NCEA Scholars assembly next week. He *hates* getting awards.

The new school year started and I didn't take one photo of any kid on the first day of the school year. Two weeks in, I still haven't taken one...

We've had a record low on the visa bill this past month. I'm sticking pretty well to the not buying stuff I don't need. A few treats here and there, but it's fab saving money when we can, for a rainy day. I keep on patting myself on the back for this.

I saw Maurice Gee's "Under the Mountain" in theatre over the weekend. A masterpiece like the book. I jumped in my seat more than once....

I'm loving reading to students again. The class are well and truly sucked in by Maurice Gee's "The Fat Man"  (the real teacher's choice and it's a goodie).

I've taken to adding my home library to the android app "My Library". What a wonderful tool this is. I've spent quite a bit of time looking for 3 particular books for school this past week, which i swear I have... *somewhere* - possibly up in the attic which is over 45 degrees c. I'm hoping this app makes my book hunting and buying (found quite a few multiple copies of books...) a lot easier.

Well off to write up my observation notes from today.


  1. Sounds busy Kimberley. I've been writing plenty of letters too and struggling with the heat. I'm one of our age group that loves maths. I'm so glad the studies are going well and the school placement.

  2. I used the dryer too, rather have dry washing than piles of wet or dirty. My daughter got an award for NCEA at her school too, so well deserved for all the work she put into it. My son can't decide whether to grow his hair or get it cut, currently a shaggy mess. Have a good weekend.