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There are times when you say things to children you never thought you'd say. I recall Phil Gulley writing about it, in Front Porch Tales, something about his son falling in love with a king from their nativity set, and they had to ask him not to dip the king into the ketchup... today, before I slammed the car door to go collect something, I stated to Asher in no uncertain terms, 'And you will NOT text rectal thermometer to your sister on my phone!'

The holidays have been interesting and challenging so far, not so much restful but a lot slower, we ease out of bed one at a time, me first of course, and we all go to bed late. Daylight saving is here, or gone, already and that's put everyone a bit out of kilter too.

I have plans for a new bathroom, so I'm doing a little research in that area. Tiles seem to be calling me. Tiles and a new floor and clean glass *g* - but there is also work to do. My job has been advertised... do I apply? Yikes!

And it's that time again, bed time! Finn has a friend to stay so I had better go check they went to sleep up the hall. And I suspect Christy has been on the phone to a friend for over two hours! Might need to go put a stop to that too! It's nearly midnight. And we still have a kind of storm. Wind. Rain. And I mean howling wind. Where you can hardly stand up at times, and driving rain, and cold, and in between, beautiful sunny patches. With a wind chill factor of about one degree. That's spring in Wellington.

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eliper
Oct. 4th, 2007 12:59 am (UTC)
Hmm, I think I prefer spring in Perth (where it is sunny and 21 degrees!).
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:20 am (UTC)
Yeah, well, that'd be nice. Right now it's a HOWLING gale and driving rain and it's even rather c-c-cold!! Can I come and stay with you *g*
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 4th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I stated to Asher in no uncertain terms, 'And you will NOT text rectal thermometer to your sister on my phone!'
Lol! I almost fell off my chair!
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:22 am (UTC)
Heh! Twelve year old boys! He's into using the word 'rectum' in abuse to his sister (as in 'you're a sloppy rectum' etc), or anyone else he feels like having a laugh with/at *snort* but I mistakenly taught him how to say 'rectal' when associating with thermometers...
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:15 am (UTC)
Strange choice of insults!! - very 12....

But why was he using your phone??
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:53 am (UTC)
-But why was he using your phone??
I was getting out of the car to deliver something and asked him to text Christy and ask her something...
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
but I mistakenly taught him how to say 'rectal' when associating with thermometers...
haha...you should know better!
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:37 pm (UTC)
-haha...you should know better!
Yeah, maybe I should have ignored every reference to anything at 'that end' and maybe it would have stopped... then again, they do go to school *g*
microjotz
Oct. 4th, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
I shall be interested to see if you apply or not !
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 08:23 am (UTC)
Well, watch this space LOL!
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:13 am (UTC)
I'm watching!!!
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:30 am (UTC)
Yikes!!! The Cat icon!
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:10 am (UTC)
He pays attention better than me!!!
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
The glare is so intense!!!
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 12:22 pm (UTC)
Sorry if you find him intimidating!!!!
moth2fic
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
Teenagers do tend to alter your language...

Re the application - keep us informed and let us know what you decide - but think very carefully if the permanent job doesn't involve the occasional day 'off' as the temporary one does. You have three children and your husband frequently has to be away. Whilst I know a lot of people have to work a full five day week under similar circumstances, I have never met anyone who would do it from choice. Even if they haven't got a novel inside them champing at the bit.
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:33 am (UTC)
I think novel writing.... well, I won't say what I think yet, I'll wait for the summer break. But I can still have a day off now and then. And it's hard to do the job without doing the whole job. And I actually like the job most days... I am in a kind of turmoil though. Long headache these past two days!!!
moth2fic
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
Is there any chance of a job share? With you doing three days and running the department and someone else doing two and taking some of your classes? My other friend Jenny's daughter Sally is just returning to her head of languages department post on that basis. Best of both worlds! Negotiate!
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 09:57 am (UTC)
I have thought about it. But around here, no one wants to job share!! I already share a class with my friend, and she is part time, and she has done my job before and doesn't want it again!! And no one else wants the job!!! So with whom could I share? And it's not really a hard job, just time consuming sometimes. And that added little wee problem of... FAMILY!!!
moth2fic
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
But maybe your friend would do two days provided you did all the department head stuff.
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Good idea but she's happy with the hours she has already - she has two little girls. So I think I'm stuck! But I'm okay with the job really. Just have days... *g*
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:16 am (UTC)
I'm not going to give you any advice as to whether you should apply or not, only you can decide, but whatever you decide, make sure you look after yourself...
natesmountain
Oct. 4th, 2007 11:41 am (UTC)
Yeah, it wouldn't be fair to ask you guys for advice. If I do go ahead and do the job, you're right, I just need to have some systems to look after myself, I guess. Time out from the children. Hair cut appointments (had a proper haircut today for the first time in years). Time to shop alone. Things like that, I guess. And allocate more jobs to the children.

And sure I'll be back here occasionally whimpering! But at the same time, I'm doing something that belongs to God. And I'm kind of pleased about that.
vivh
Oct. 4th, 2007 12:26 pm (UTC)
I don't suppose we get to see the haircut??

But yeah, good systems do help a lot, to manage things...

But at the same time, I'm doing something that belongs to God. And I'm kind of pleased about that. That's cool!!
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