I was doing ok with supply teaching, couple of days a week, plus temping at a museum Thursdays and Fridays, but this week has been SO dead..have had no supply (very lucky for the temp work I guess, even though lower-paid!). Anyway - want this to be a positive thread! I left a permanent job in August, and even though I have SO little money I am still happier because I have time, for life and for my family, so..... thought I'd start a thread about what we have time to do that crazy stressed life in some schools doesn't allow time for. This week I have: - tidied the whole house (could never see tabletops when I was full-time) - painted walls to make them look shiny and new - emailed schools to try and get SEN work to broaden my experiences - Researched cheesecake recipes and am baking one shortly for OH - Spoke to my mum four times! - Watched 2 DVDs with OH cuddled on sofa WITHOUT a laptop on my knee! Hmm can't think of anything else as yet, but sure I'll get more done today. Need to stay positive. Any other ideas of what we can do with the time? Please don't be negative and say 'have to apply for jobs' etc. I have an application form for an SEN job which I will do, but this is for people who have chosen to do supply. If you want to moan please don't do it here!