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All we are saying is give peace a chance...

I'm using a different laptop tonight and it's very different. Huge fonts, a small typing area, no colours on the screen... it's odd. Still, no worries, it doesn't really matter, huh. We had Open Day this afternoon so the school was really buzzing. At the end of it I was totally exhausted. But life goes on and there was a lot to do at home this evening. I've written an entire mock answer to an assessment for my Ethics class this evening, on this laptop, so that was quite a bit of fun. It'll help the girls to see what to do - they each have to study an issue of justice - I did Peace, since no one in the class is doing that. They're mostly looking at things like child trafficking, prostitution, racism, euthanasia, any awful things going on in the world.
The house over the road is for sale. The old Greek lady has decided to go back to her village, live with her daughter. Her olives are just about ripe so it's a shame she'll be leaving them behind. I'm not sure ours are as good. We've had so much wind and rain this week, I haven't even uncovered the rabbit for about ten days.
And finally, I'm going to bed early. Lot to do tomorrow. Finn is bringing home a billet from some posh school up north.
Speaking of posh schools, we went to his open day at his college on Sunday. Very nice. It'd definitely suit him better. SOOO undecided... but leaning towards it because it'd suit his learning needs the best and surely I have to consider that. I can, after all, look after his soul. And his family will keep him grounded, for sure.

So buzz buzz life goes on. Wherever you are, I hope you're fine. I'll leave you with one of my quotes from one of my favourite people, Oscar Romero,
"Peace is the calm, generous contribution of all to the good of all."
He also said, "There aren't two categories of people. There aren't some that were born to have everything, leaving the rest with nothing, and a majority that has nothing and cannot taste the happiness that God has created for all. The Christian society that God wants is one in which we share the goodness that God has given for everyone."

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hannahfmuk
May. 26th, 2009 11:06 am (UTC)
Okay, I have to say, that first quote there made me cry. I woke up today to another hate-filled letter from my flatmate and so was really touched by the notion of peace. I'm doing my best to keep things in the flat as peaceful as possible and that quote really helped me. So thank you for posting it - perfect timing.

And while I'm in absolutely no place to offer advice about your children's education, I think you're absolutely right that you can look after Finn's soul and that you'll all keep him grounded. Your family never ceases to amaze me at how wonderful it is and how well you all fit together and work. You're an inspiration and I have no doubt whatsoever that you'll keep making the right choices for your kids and help them to become the amazing adults they're so clearly going to be.
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2009 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, Hannah. Don't cry. A hate filled letter from your flatmate? You must have a record for the world's worst flatmates. OMG! I'm glad I could help in some teeny-tiny way, I guess xxx

And thanks for your kind words. I only hope my children can do well. Today I was teaching and Asher appeared at the back of my classroom to give me my phone I had left at home! My Year 9 children were all buzzing about him in his St Pats uniform until I said it was my SON and they all squealed.
hannahfmuk
May. 26th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
Oh, and I also meant to say: you grow olives?! I'm so very, very jealous!
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Olives? Yes! Asher's name is linked to olive trees in the Bible so we just had to plant one!
moth2fic
May. 26th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Strange how different computers, mobile phones, cameras etc. are so unlike and yet we adapt quickly!

Fledge needed to use my mobile phone while we were out yesterday and it was amazing how 'different' she found it!

I like your peace quotations.
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2009 11:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, people get really good at using some phones and not others! Christy always says my phone is hard to use but I can't work hers at all!!
moth2fic
May. 26th, 2009 12:27 pm (UTC)
And I meant to say, wow! - someone we can come to for advice on olive trees!!
natesmountain
May. 28th, 2009 11:15 am (UTC)
Olive tree advice... maybe! Ours just gets on with the job! Not much help from us really. I love harvesting the olives though.
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