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Sep. 13th, 2007

And so today I get a break from school. Although I have just been there for over an hour ;)
But now I'm home and trying to decide what to do first... clear the decks, clean the bathroom maybe because I stopped on the way home and bought a new soap dispenser and toothbrush holder - have you noticed that toothbrushes are getting fatter, with ergonomically designed handles and heads that clean your gums and tongues as well as your teeth but they don't fit in the little holes for conventional old brushes - but they keep making holders with four little holes. We have five people in the house, one with a fat electric toothbrush - so I bought two polished steel tumblers instead, and a matching soap thingy.

And some hair dye. Going dark brown today *g*

Yesterday, just after all the students had been dismissed, one of the teachers went on the intercom, 'All staff, you should now be making your way to your cars, c'mon people, LET'S GO BOWLING!!!' and so we had our winter-term outing, the whole staff bowling at the new Lanes alleys, and then we all went out to dinner, no partners, no children, no pets! It was great. It's feeling more like my family now, the staff, which is how it has to be in such a job as ours. So that's good too. Who knows what the future will bring there ;-)

For fun, I entered a short story competition yesterday, along with a few of our girls at school. There were school and open entries, and one of the English teachers was really keen to enter some of his young writers, so I cut out some entry forms from my neighbour's papers and very quickly (OMG, two days!) wrote a story to send off as well! We had fun getting the entries ready. I'll share the story with you soon.

And I had a good time with my Year 12 class - we sat in a circle and shared some questions about morality (our new topic), and the girls showed how much they'd grown as listeners in that group. We had some really good points made, and it's amazing to see how mature these sixteen and seventeen year olds are.

And thinking about wise teens, I've been lucky enough to be able to read greenpizzazz6's LJ with all her thoughts and quotes from MySpace, and gosh, Cari, you're just so amazing. I loved reading it all, and I'm going to go back and read it again later. Thanks for sharing your 'outpourings', your beliefs, your dreams for people, with me. But you can have Sam, I'm pretty much over him now *g*

And that's me. I've put on the washing machine, got the rabbit out for a run, boiled the jug - must be morning tea time. Anyone want to pop round?

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moth2fic
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
Yay for the story entry!

We've given up on toothbrush holders - binned ours and bought an extra beaker to stand them in. Fledge has a nice one - it's a crocodile with holes in his back and the brushes are held by their very 'tail ends' so virtually any brush will fit - but it has to stand around and won't hang on the wall.
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:18 am (UTC)
-Yay for the story entry!
It was a rush job! Still, it was a buzz to get it sent in.

-We've given up on toothbrush holders - binned ours and bought an extra beaker to stand them in
Yeah, beakers are the way to go, huh.

-Fledge has a nice one - it's a crocodile with holes in his back
And why doesn't this surprise me? *g*
moth2fic
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:44 am (UTC)
Yes, I think it's masquerading as a dragon!!
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 10:30 am (UTC)
Well, we all know that's a dragon inside her, huh...
moth2fic
Sep. 14th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
She had her first scan yesterday and it was sucking its thumb - a really scary dragon!!!
greenpizzazz6
Sep. 13th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks you! Glad you enjoyed them! I love my myspace blogs, and I realized I had never shared them here.

Sounds like you bought some neat stuff. The staff bowling sounds really fun too!

Good luck in the story competition. Can't wait to read the story!
natesmountain
Sep. 14th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
So how does MySpace differ from LJ?

-Good luck in the story competition. Can't wait to read the story!
Heh, as I said, it was a rush job but a good story. So *shrug* I suspect the winners will be much more arty-farty stories that are sometimes popular here. But I like a good tale.
greenpizzazz6
Sep. 14th, 2007 09:21 pm (UTC)
So how does MySpace differ from LJ?
That's the networking site all my old school friends are part of. I don't post normal blogs on there, I only post when I'm feel especially deep or have something to share with the "Real world" people.
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