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A better day, huh.

On my way to bed. This evening we watched Lost, I counselled my young friend from my old school, and folded all the huge mountain of clean laundry. Finn even voluntarily helped with the socks, his most hated job! Today was better than yesterday. I think, after a reliever and a long weekend, my classes were a little high. Today I reigned them all back in. It went well. Girls are perceptive too. One Year 11 said, 'you didn't look so happy yesterday, what was wrong?' - amazing, huh. She really cared about my answer, too!

I'm very tired. I'm thinking I might need another iron test, to see if that's the problem, but I don't want to do that at the doctor's. Beth, the nurse, just can't find my veins these days, maybe she's getting too old and my veins are small, I dunno. That last time, where she missed my veins on both arms after several tries before deciding to send me to the lab... *shudder* I was a wreck by the time I reached the lab! Don't like that whole human pincushion image... I'll think about it.

My Year 9s made Tibetan style prayer flags today on coloured paper which we have hung across the classroom roof beams. They say encouraging things like, 'Don't give up', 'honesty is the best policy', 'Welcome', 'Nau mai, haere mai' (another welcome), 'Have a great day' and other cliches we thought might perk people up in their journeys in my classroom! I Googled all about the prayer flags last night and made a page of pictures and info to pass around the room first. It helped the non-English speaking children to get the idea of what we were going to do. All my students say they are enjoying the colourful atmosphere in the room now, with work from different classes everywhere. I'm pleased too. It's brighter and more like a working room, with rows of desks, than an office for Caritas with a few desks thrown in conference style, which was how I found it. Hey, maybe I could take some photos for you!

I also found I definitely have to go to a conference for two days early next week, and you know, I really think it'd be easier to stay at school than have all the commotion of going away and setting lessons, and coming back to the chaos that seems to ensue! But I still have to go, as Head of Department. I guess it'll be an adventure, even if it is Palmerston North LOL! Me, alone in my car for a couple of hours each way... good writing time in my head! Now that has to be a bonus, huh. I hope no one wants to carpool! I'm the only one going from my school.

So that's me. As greenpizzazz6 said, tomorrow is another day, and it did work out okay, despite the weariness and confusing events that kept me busy all day. So I'm feeling a lot more relaxed, and I'm going to bed to read until twelve. Me, solo mother for another week with Steve still in France, and I don't have a mountain of laundry to sleep with tonight! I guess the cat will join me.

Andrea, I owe you an email, too! I'll get there, I promise... thinking of you xx.

So, g'night, guys, have a great, wonderful, adventurous and fun filled day. Or just a good one. Heh.

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microjotz
Jun. 6th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
Isnt there another person at the docs that could do the blood test ?Maybe even the doc ?? I have the same problems and sometimes they have to take it from a vein in the back of my hand. It is a pricky old time with me too,and I usually end up with 4 or 5 tiny plasters dotted about the place ! Some seem to have more talent at finding hiding ,frightened veins than others.
natesmountain
Jun. 7th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC)
-It is a pricky old time with me too,and I usually end up with 4 or 5 tiny plasters dotted about the place !
Ouch! Poor you!!

-finding hiding ,frightened veins than others.
Hee! You got that just right!! I am sure the veins see the needle coming and just tactfully withdraw LOL!
moth2fic
Jun. 7th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
My Mum had the same problem and the doctor said that it really is true that veins 'retreat' when they sense an 'attack'!! And obviously some of you are more sensitive than others - I never have any problems!!

Sky stole Lost. We don't have Sky and nor does Fledge. I refuse to be blackmailed into paying for Sky in order to watch Lost and another couple of programmes, so they will have to remain Lost!!
natesmountain
Jun. 7th, 2007 11:13 am (UTC)
Lost has gotten more and more bizarre anyway. We now think they're trying to mess with our heads again and are implying that the 'island' is hell. Since everyone on that plane seems to have done something wrong in their past... *shrug* we're probably behind much of the world and I'm not going to be doing any research!!!

greenpizzazz6
Jun. 6th, 2007 05:23 pm (UTC)
Glad today went so much better!! And pictures, for sure, it sounds like it's really neat!
natesmountain
Jun. 7th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
-And pictures, for sure, it sounds like it's really neat!
I realised after I wrote this that Steve took the camera to France. But I sure will.
vivh
Jun. 6th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
So glad you had a better day, would love to see photos of the flags...
natesmountain
Jun. 7th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)
-would love to see photos of the flags...
They are weird colours, because that is all there was in the department! We made more today with my fifth form, because they wanted to do it too!! The third form ones look better, but the older girls' ones have better messages!
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