Monday, 17 July 2017

Photo 49

I've not felt 100% today. I have days like this although thankfully they are few and far between. Even walking round the house seems hard work and my arms and legs feel like lead. I'm not coming down with anything, sometimes I think the medication just affects me.

There were still things to do though and one of them was sports day. I think Thomas is glad this is the last one he'll have to take part in as participating isn't compulsory at his High School. Luckily his races were over within 20 minutes of us arriving and he motioned that we could go, so we did. 

He came home with his report today. A's in everything apart from attendance where we have a rather sad looking D due to the fact he was marked absent because he's been to physio a lot and missed registration. There was a time when this sort of thing would annoy me, but he's leaving and I'm past caring about percentages and numbers that seem to rule every aspect of school life lately.

It was his 'school do' tonight, which although billed simply as a 'leavers party' has somehow morphed into a mini prom regarding dress code. Thomas wasn't sure he wanted to go this morning as I think there has been a bit of pairing up with the opposite sex over the past week for the event and it put him off. But he changed his mind at the last minute which I'm glad about, not least because I have a lovely photo of him for the album. When we dropped him off all the girls were in their sequins, sparkles and heels looking beautiful and the boys were dressed up to the nines as well in their suits, waistcoats and ties. Some of the lads had roses and chocolates with them which I assume were for their 'dates' which I thought was lovely. A girl is never too young to receive gifts and I think it shows the boys as being real gentlemen.

I'm just going to make myself a brew now and sit in the garden for a while before we pick him up at 8.30pm. I don't think I'll be long out of bed after that. 

I'm hoping tomorrow I will wake up feeling a lot better. This sort of feeling rarely lasts more than a day thank goodness.



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24 comments:

  1. I hope you feel better soon Suzanne. It's never much fun feeling under the weather at the best of times, never mind when you have a busy week.
    Very well done to Thomas on his grades. I hope he's proud of himself. And no, I wouldn't worry about the attendance thing either.
    Would you look at that handsome and grown up looking young man in the photograph! What a star. X

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    1. Thanks Jules. Just having one of those days where I can't shake off feeling shattered. Sure I'll be back to normal tomorrow.

      There's nothing I can do about how they mark his attendance so I'm not going to worry about it, it's just frustrating when there's a reason, it's not as though we've taken him out for holidays or anything like that.

      He does look handsome doesn't he, even if I do say so myself :) xx

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  2. What a dapper young gentleman. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

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    1. Thanks Tania. I'm sure I'll wake up feeling fine, I usually do (touch wood!). Thomas had a great time. Must admit I'm beginning to feel a bit emotional - not so much that he's leaving primary, just that he's growing up. xx

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  3. How handsome and cool is that young man with his hands casually in his pockets? I'm glad he's having a good last week at school and his grades are wonderful. In our local authority, medical appointments are classed as authorised absence and therefore would not be counted/ graded/ commented on. When are you off in the caravan-I stll can't get over looking out the kitchen window and not seeing ours sitting there! Hope T has had a good evening and enjoyed the "prom". Catriona

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    1. It's the bow tie I love Catriona. He was very specific about what he wanted to wear and they must be fashionable because lots of the boys had them on.

      On his report every time he's been to physio there is an 'M' marked down and although it's noted as authorised absence it's still deducted from the 100% if that makes sense. If they'd not deducted his physio he'd have had over 97% attendance. As it is he has 91.53% so well under what's classed as acceptable. It's all a numbers game isn't it and although it doesn't look good, if somebody really looked at it, it would be obvious it's all above board.

      We are off to the van on Monday and I can't wait. It's been too long since we were last in it. Thomas had a great time and was glad he went. Nothing on tomorrow for them, but Wednesday morning is leavers assembly. We've been told by the Head to bring plenty of tissues! xx

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  4. I hope you feel lots better tomorrow, days of fatigue are horrid. I have them too, they're draining.

    Well done to Thomas, A's in all his subjects is so good, he must have put in the hard work to do so well. A good photo of him too, he's a handsome young man.

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    1. Morning Jan. I've woken up feeling a lot better today. Waking up feeling shattered to the point of not wanting to move happens very occasionally and although it's irritating and you're right, very draining, thankfully it only seems to last the day. The weather probably doesn't help either or 'that time of life'!

      Thomas does love an A on his report lol. As well as subjects they are graded on attitude, effort, behaviour, uniform - in fact the list in endless. Shame about the D for attendance but nothing to be done about that, he was absent for a genuine reason.

      He loves getting dressed up, I think we'll have to go out for a posh meal so he can wear his outfit again :) xx

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  5. Thomas looks so grown up and handsome, did he dance at the party?
    Hope you're feeling better and it's nothing that a break away at the van won't fix!!!

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    1. Morning Janice, yes, he said he danced. When I got there we were allowed to go inside and watch them, they were doing the okey cokey and he said he'd danced to a few others as well. They all looked like they'd been dragged through a hedge backwards at the end - nothing like as fabulous as when the arrived lol.

      Oh, I am so looking forward to the van. Definitely ready to break the routine of school for a while and march to the beat of my own (slow) drum! xx

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  6. I think the girls are going to be bringing Thomas the roses and chocolates, he is a handsome young guy!

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    1. Aww, thank you Lynn. He's a bit like me, we scrub up well haha. I thought the boys taking roses and chocolates was a sweet thing to do, hopefully the age of chivalry is on its way back. I know I don't mind somebody opening the door and pulling a chair out for me every now and then. My pet hate is if I'm stood at the bar and a bloke who knows full well I'm before him still shouts his order in first. Surprisingly it's quite often the slightly older generation who do this. xx

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  7. Hello stranger! Our Oscars evening is on Wednesday night and I'm very much looking forward to it. I love seeing the kids dressed up in all their finery and they each have written a 'thank you' speech and there's always tears. Last years was awesome except the parents complained because they weren't invited! There's definitely no encouragement of pairing up - makes me mad! They are children for goodness sake - plenty of time for pairing up at 15 and beyond. ( gets down of soap box ) I hope you feel much better today xx I will be reading your blog after Thursday!! And well done on Thomas report - they can stick their attendance up their bum!

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    1. Hello my lovely. I think about you and yours a lot and hope everything is OK? Didn't send the e-mail about Amy and Uni because a lot of questions were answered and I know you've got enough on your plate at the moment.

      Your Oscar ceremony always sounds lovely and I think I'd feel a bit peeved at not having an invite as well lol. My only slight gripe about ours was they probably should have said 'prom' because I was all set to send Thomas in his normal gear with it only being a 'party' until he told me everybody was wearing suits.

      It was just a few of the boys and girls who paired themselves up - there have been girlfriend/boyfriend sagas all year although Thomas is quite happy being single for the time being :) In true Thomas style he'd blown it out of proportion and thought everybody had a partner which is why he didn't want to go but it was only a handful so he was fine.

      The attendance is a pain the rear end but if anybody wants to query it, the physio has Thomas' name in his diary so it would be easy enough to check up on. Just a little bit frustrating when he's been absent for a genuine reason and mostly in school by 9.30am-10am anyway!

      Bet you can't wait for the start of the hols can you. Are you having a quiet one or have you got plans to get away? xx

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    2. Please don't ever not email xx I've big plates! Xx

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    3. Heehee - I shall remember your big plates in future :) xx

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  8. What a great photo! I do hope you are feeling better today x

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    1. Thank you MMC, I'm obviously biased but I think he looks pretty good :) I have woken up feeling fine today. I've no idea what causes those 'can hardly move' days, but they're horrible. It's like every limb has a concrete weight on it and I just drag myself around. Thankfully, it only ever seems to last the day and then I'm fine - touch wood! xx

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  9. Eeeewww I know that feeling well. It's horrible isn't it? I do hope you feel better today.

    Ruby's sports day didn't seem to last long this year and I don't think she enjoyed it very much either. It certainly didn't seem to have been organised with much enthusiasm which was a disappointment.

    Well done Thomas on your report and don't you look handsome in your finery. Mum and Dad must be so proud of you.
    Hugs-x-

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  10. I wonder what makes us feel like that Sheila. I could hardly put one foot in front of the other. It's really odd.

    What a Shame about sports day. when you've been looking forward to something and its not how you imagined it's a big let down. Thomas was busy chatting to his friends so we were happy to come away. Whoever organised his races in the first 20 mins gets a big gold star from me lol.

    I'm really glad he went to the leavers do. I can't stop looking at his photo! Xx

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  11. What a handsome young man! Well done on his report card. I never liked the emphasis our schools put on attendance, either - it made too many children go to school when they were sick!

    I hope you are able to rest and feel better, soon. Have you been doing too much, lately?

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    1. The attendance marks are a pain lately. Even when you have 'just a cold' you can feel really lousy with it but they want you in spreading your germs around hot sticky classrooms for everybody to catch. Makes no sense to me. If you're ill, you're ill. I think a couple of days at home resting is the right thing for children to do because it helps them recover quicker in the long run.

      I don't think I've been doing anything above and beyond what I usually do, and it doesn't happen very often but when it does it's horrible. I put it down to the tablets although why I don't feel like it every day I don't know, but I'm glad I don't. Maybe it's an age thing and I should start having an afternoon nap lol. xx

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  12. a very handsome chap! Violet's BBQ/Disco is tonight, but she's not going (she could not be persuaded otherwise). Not sure the BBQ will go ahead, it's very blustery, and while the sun shines from time to time, we keep getting hit with big fat raindrops! x

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    1. Thank you Sadie :) I wasn't going to force Thomas to go to his if he really didn't want to, a party is only fun if you want to be there in the first place isn't it. Violet and Thomas are old enough to know their own minds and although I always try a bit of gentle persuasion, if it's still no, then so be it.

      It poured down here last night and it's been dull and windy today but the sun is peeking out again now. xx

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