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Jul. 22nd, 2012

I have so much to say and so little time put aside to say it. I'll be driving along and have a wonderful idea for describing for LJ the sea today or the buzz of a plane right overhead taking off into the blue, or the sad little group of winos by the church in Newtown at ten in the morning, sharing the inner bag from a cask of wine into their little plastic cups, their faces eager in the winter sunlight, or tell the story of my Year 10s and their 'secret meeting' with me, all fifty of them crammed into my classroom for the lunch hour to share their problems, or describe the sound of the first raindrops on a cold evening on our corrugated iron roof as I crawl into bed, or the hilarious wonder of the Korean Friendship Society concert and listening to a popular classic singer... in Korean, and their drummers, omg they are amazing! So much to share. And while I'm driving I can see exactly what I want to write. But back home I'm just so busy, so many things to do, so much to keep up with, I fail.
And we have the school inspectors, ERO, coming tomorrow for three days of intense interrogation. I have been co-opted into the Senior Management Team so ...yeah... at least my subject area lies outside the official curriculum for state education so I'm hoping they stay away from me and my department! We have our own Catholic Character Review.
And I miss the interaction with you. The few of you left I haven't driven away by some nefarious means. I am making a new half-century resolution, here and now. I will update every day for a week, see if I can get back into the habit. Because I miss this kicking space.

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ringbark
Jul. 22nd, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)
I'm reading, even if I'm not writing.
And all the best witht the NZ ERO. You'll need it!
natesmountain
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:44 am (UTC)
Thanks. ERO have packed up and gone back to their offices to write their report... we wait in fear and trepidation (well, I don't particularly care one way or the other but it impacts on who comes to the school!).

And it's good to know you're still out there xx
moth2fic
Jul. 22nd, 2012 11:33 pm (UTC)
Good to hear from you! I hope the inspection went well.
natesmountain
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:43 am (UTC)
Thanks. I think the inspection went okay, they report back tomorrow. They never spoke to me (apart from me addressing them on the first day along with the other senior management and Board) and they never came to my classroom or saw any of the stupid planning and schemes I had to have laid out and ready for them LOL! They are a little on shaky ground in my department, since the official curriculum is secular!
margaret_r
Jul. 23rd, 2012 05:06 am (UTC)
Time seems to be something there is never enough of! Hope all goes well with the school inspectors! Look forward to hearing more from you.
natesmountain
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, time is a bugger. I know I have as much time as Beethoven or Mozart or Einstein... but did they do the other things I have to do?!! Probably not!

Thanks. I am looking forward to spending more time here *g*
microjotz
Jul. 25th, 2012 10:13 am (UTC)
Most important is that you stay well.
Dont worry about daily posts,we enjoy hearing from you whenever you can fit one in !
natesmountain
Jul. 25th, 2012 11:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. I would just love to have better conversations with you all xx
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