Homework Helper for Hire

So at 7:30 this morning I was frantically sorting homework out…………….but it wasn’t Jacks but one of his friends from school! Poor Megan didn’t understand the online probability task so she sent Jack a photo of the screen and asked for help -why? Because my dear darling son told her I was good at helping!!  Needless to say we ran out of time, but not to worry, Megan has got a reprieve until Friday meaning I could ‘help’ her out a little more this evening -like I’d nothing else to do. Have you ever tried to explain probability by text message? I think she got there in the end, but I’ve told her not to worry- it’s taken me 40 years to get the hang of it, and she’ll never use it anyway. Mmm, maybe I shouldn’t have said the last bit.

No bike ride today, it was well and truly banging it down this morning and I felt mean letting Jack walk for the bus just so I could burn a few extra calories. Plus after all the prodding and poking yesterday I think my knee needed a rest. So I had another go on the cross trainer instead. I think I’ve solved the reason why I’m finding it so hard – It seems to be stuck on the highest level. It doesn’t matter whether you have the dial on 1 or 8 ,it’s just the same – bloody hard work. Still I managed another 10 minutes before my legs turned to jelly – I think it’s time to get the spanner out (for the cross trainer not my legs)

Now I need to sneak in a couple of catch-up bike rides, so (and I know I’m going to regret this) I’ve done my ‘Asda Big Shop’ online – eek. So I don’t need to take the car tomorrow. The thing is I don’t have a lot of  luck with Asda Online shopping. Some of the substitutes you get when things are out of stock are unbelievable – frozen tuna steaks instead of tinned tuna – great for hubbys sandwiches,hot cross buns instead of malt loaf(well they are similar!) and fish fingers instead of fab lollies…….Just what you need to cool you down – a fish finger!!! Hopefully the bike ride will be worth the dodgy shopping.

Homework help finished

Maybe I should start a homework club

Bring it on!

 

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Weather Men get it Wrong…….Again!!

Despite it being a Monday morning within 5 minutes of the alarm going off I had stripped the bed and loaded it in the washer – I was definitely on the ball. Alas the weatherman was not  and last nights forecast was a complete balls up – not once did he mention rain or even a ‘ickle chance’ of it. So why 10 minutes after loading the washing machine was it hammering it down…….Great. Still there were signs of blue sky, shame they didn’t appear until after I’d cycled to work!!

Mind you I got just as wet on the ride home – another’ hoseasons bike ride’, it was ace.I don’t think the passing dog walker could believe what he was seeing – a grown woman pedalling through puddles at breakneck speed – I suppose me ‘wahooing’ didn’t help. But we all need to let off steam now and then….

Once home I re-draped the almost dry washing over the soon to come on radiators and had another attempt on the cross trainer….Well I was no worse than yesterday, but no better either. Maybe it just needs breaking in a bit – I can’t have lost all my fitness so quickly – or maybe I should have let my legs recover from the bike ride before jumping on. But I wanted it out of the way so I could get on with the housework. I’d just lugged my Hoover up 2 flights of stairs when Jack uttered my favourite word in the whole wide world ‘homework’.

To be fair he’d  done most of it (online Maths!!) but was stuck on the challenge- which they don’t have to do but he seems to be after brownie points (swot) He didn’t tell me it was probability – whats the probability of me ever understanding probability – zilch. But wait…….I got it, no idea how and I will  probably never do it again but for once I was a homework help not a hinderance. Now whats the probability of me finishing the housework…..

7+ miles of puddles splashed through

A steady walk tomorrow

Bring it on!!

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