Friday again and after last night I'm rather amazed I'm up and able to talk...... This leads me into my first happy.
Zumba has come to town! Oh......... My............ Goodness...........!!!!!! It's fast, it's furious, and, ugh, the heating was on in the hall! Last night was a free taster session and there were about 60 of us there, all ages, shapes and sizes. The style is Latin American, with a bit of Bollywood thrown in for a bit of variety. Luckily none of us, apart from the super fit 12 year old running it, had a clue what we were doing (well ok she wasn't 12 but compared to me......). She went left, I went right. She jumped, I clapped. She told us to swap our hopping leg, I'd swapped ages back. But it was such FUN, the music was loud and pumping and it was a solid hour of full on chaos. There was lots of laughter. I'll definitely be going back for more.
I'm happy that DS Luke is cooking tonight. It's Chili Con Carne tonight, using a recipe on the Good Food website (click on the picture above for the recipe). Looks simple enough for him to follow....... I'll let you know how he gets on.
I can't put it off any longer. Reading has become increasingly difficult (so much so that Hope has started writing in big letters things that I need to read on a regular basis, like the breakfast porridge quantities). So today it's time for the eye test and glasses. I'll be so happy to be able to read and do my close arting without getting a headache (maybe I'll stop cutting off vital pieces of people's anatomy too. In pictures, that is). So it'll be a positive thing. Really it will. Really.
I just hope I don't get the giggles like I did during my last eye test. How embarrassing was that?! You know when you're trying so hard not to giggle that it comes out as a snort? Yes, like that. Very very embarrassing. I'm going to a different opticians this time, and I'm going to be on my best behaviour.
I'm really happy that DD Hope has finally made her GCSE option choices. Apart from the many subjects she HAS to take - English Literature, English Language, Maths, Religious Studies, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, IT, PE, and a modern language (she chose Spanish), she has also decided to study Latin, Photography, and History. On top of that she also has to take part in extra studies to do with the Environment, Human Ingenuity and Health and Social Care. How on earth she does it all I don't know!
This impending decision has been playing on her mind and I'm pleased for her that the online form has been completed and submitted. Phew!
I'm happy that my job has developed as it has. I am incredibly busy and it's quite a struggle to get it all done but it really makes the time go quickly and I feel I'm making a difference.
I've enjoyed visiting lots of blogs as part of One World One Heart. I didn't get my act together to take part myself but I've enjoyed dropping by lots of different blogs and seeing such creativity.
I spotted a new blog button on Karen's blog and clicked on it to investigate.
You might want to click on the blinkie button above - it's great! Once you've registered there are free tutorial videos from people such as Effy Wild. I've only watched 1 so far, but I'll be back when I have some time to watch some more.
It's a brilliant site and I'm glad I 'found' it, thanks Karen!
I'd better go and get myself ready now for the Opticians. I'll just post this with Virginia first (see Rocking Friday button on right hand sidebar).
Wishing you all a lovely weekend, keep safe.