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Saturday, September 10, 2005

Life at the piggy hospital.

Couldn't blog last night as Blogger was down for maintenance for an hour by the time I'd prised the mouse out of Colin's hand :o)

So anyway, what did we do yesterday? Well, I seem to have two distinct yet correlatory lives at the moment. I am Vetinary Nurse Woman, AKA Homeschool Teacher Mum. My own life was swallowed up somewhere approximately six-and-a-half years ago, lol. Not that I mind :o) Spent a long time trying to syringe feed Squeak who is now refusing all food and water. Even his favourite; cucumber cannot tempt him. Colin came home from work at dinner time (lunch time if you're not Northern ;o)) to take us to the open surgery at the vet. He shoved a great big osciloscope down Mr.Squeak's throat for ages. It reminded me of when doctors pull your baby about at check-ups and you want to say "Leave them alone. Don't be so rough!" LOL. Anyway, he claimed he needed his teeth rasping down and that's why he'd been ill. So he was taken in for sedation and teeth rasping down-ness. I remain unconvinced as his teeth had been checked at the beginning of this malarkey and were fine. I think it's more a case of them overgrowing because he's not eaten properly for over a week. Ne'er mind... Who am I eh? I personally think the vet hasn't a clue, but of course they can't say that so they send you off with something each time. He's still around this morning. No better, but no worse. So we'll have to see.

Ooh, for any fellow home edders (who've managed to read this far, lol) you may not know about the Film Education site. You can order free educational CD-Roms for various films and if you click on events you can order free tickets for films being shown in your area for National Schools Film Week. We also have free tickets for the new Barbie Pegasus movie, which you can get by going here.

Yesterday we continued with four more pages of the money skills workbook, which must be out of print as I've just spent ten minutes searching on Amazon and Scholastic to link to it. We then did two more pages of the Mental Maths starter book.

After a break we played a dictionary game (Romy's idea.) She wanted me to say words so that she could look them up in her Dick 'n' Arry and read me the definition. We then sat down with a piece of paper between us and thought about what palindromes we could write down. We got the simple ones such as MUM and DAD but we had to go to http://www.palindromelist.com/ to find really good ones like "Ah, Satan sees Natasha." Good eh? On the theme of reading things backwards I decided to show Roo something that me and my Mum used to do when I was a kid. We wrote down and pronounced our names backwards :o) You should try it! I'm Lezah Nospmis and Roo is Ymor Noshtims. Althought Colin's name sounds better with that surname; Nolic Noshtims. Tee hee. We did loads of friends and family with much hilarity and giggling. Romy then began to make up surnames like Waddletims. It sounded even better backwards; Smitelddaw. Sounds like something from Harry Potter.

For Art & Design we did something we'd seen on Art Attack (thank God(dess) for Neil Buchanan, lol) We made a posh monogram from our initials. We added lots of swirls and flourishes to make them look 'royal'. Very nice they looked too. Romy then had fun practicing her signature.

At the shop we spied this new Funny Bones series whereby you can make an almost life-sized skeleton with bits each week. Impulsively I bought it, so we now have a human skull on our dining room table. Nice. The magazine means that human biology will be taken care of for the forseeable future. However, it does mean that I'll have to pay £3.99 for the next umpty nine million weeks until the damn thing's complete. Knowing us though, we'll end up with a useless torso with one lung and a small intestine ;o)


Blogger Kris said...

Bugger - all the Barbie tickets are sold out. Looks like we'll actually have to buy them *shock horror* lol

Keep us updated on poor old Mr Squeak, won't you? Kx

12:35 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

Meant to add, we're going to see Laura's star in Doncaster on Oct 19th - do you and Nikki fancy joining us? My little two will be at pre-school so we could take the three 6 year olds. :)

12:44 PM  

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