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Farewell to Sr Germaine...

So there I was, Asher with a friend to play, Finn due to come home later with a friend, Christy going to Parachute and I needed to drop her and her gear out to Lower Hutt... and I was talking to a priest about school Mass at 1 p.m. when he said, will I see you in an hour at the funeral? OMG, I didn't realise it was on today, the funeral of one of our past Principals, a very lovely nun. I had to leap out of my shorts into some formal gear, arrange for Finn to stay away for a couple of hours, leave the two other boys alone, get Christy to Steve's work so he could take her to the Hutt (thank God there was a park right outside his office building), and get to the Cathedral before 2 p.m. Thank God there were plenty of parks in Molesworth St - I got there at 1.55! Our Senior Management Team was there, along with more than a dozen girls they could scrape up in school uniform (it's still holidays). We formed a guard of honour at the end. I saw a heap of people I know. There were ten priests on the altar, including JC jnr, and Mass was celebrated by the Archbishop! She was a nice nun, this one. I was hugged at the door by JC jnr, then Sr Marcellin came out and hugged me for a long time. She is very upset over this nun dying so suddenly. I think they had a bit of fun together.

Now we have no Christy for four days, and four boys for dinner. It's hot, 26 degrees, I'm tired and I have chicken legs baking in the oven with soy sauce and honey. I might cook spaghetti with cheese... or potato wedges, since Steve has just harvested some potatoes from the garden. Maybe self-saucing chocolate sponge pudding for dessert? Maybe the boys could all eat outside on the deck in the sun. That'd be nice, huh. And Steve can get some peace *g*

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vivh
Jan. 24th, 2008 06:44 am (UTC)
I had just read your last post, and was thinking how peaceful and pleasant life was sounding, rejoicing in that holiday lack of pressure... I think you finding out about the funeral jolted me nearly as much as it disrupted your plans!! but I'm glad you made it to the funeral safely.
I read about your hot Summer days and sigh with longing to be away from the long winter gloom... do enjoy the rest of your holidays... when are you back at school?
natesmountain
Jan. 24th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks!

-I think you finding out about the funeral jolted me nearly as much as it disrupted your plans!! but I'm glad you made it to the funeral safely.
It was still nice to go to the funeral, I knew so many elderly type people there from my past!! Teachers from when I was at school, the choir teacher, walk-by-faith tutor, all sorts!

It is still hot here so you'd appreciate that, no gloom here. I have to be back at school next week really. Definitely by the 29th February. Real teaching doesn't start until the 7th though. I still wonder what on earth I have done taking this job LOL!
vivh
Jan. 24th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Definitely by the 29th February. - I'm sure you mean 29th January!! - is this just wishful thinking? *g*

I'm sure the job will work out really well - just rather daunting to face from where you are standing now!!
natesmountain
Jan. 24th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
Ooops, OMG, see I don't even know what month I am in!

-I'm sure the job will work out really well - just rather daunting to face from where you are standing now!!
It's suddenly getting terribly daunting! I can feel the panic starting to set in and I'm not sure I can do it! I'm so sure I'll forget everything and miss a whole lot of stuff and be disorganised and teach badly and make a mess of it all.
vivh
Jan. 24th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
I'm sure you can do it!! - don't panic! - you are more than capable and qualified for the job, that is clear from their keeness to employ you!!
Kia kaha, kia toa, kia manawanui!!
natesmountain
Jan. 24th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
Thank you *hugs Viv* I guess they knew me for six months and still made the decision after that to keep me! I just feel glaringly inadequate some days. But once the classes start, I think I'll rev into gear. And maybe here is the only place I air my real fears. So sorry you caught that.
vivh
Jan. 24th, 2008 08:12 am (UTC)
So sorry you caught that It's fine, it's what we are here for!!!
natesmountain
Jan. 24th, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
-It's fine, it's what we are here for!!!
And why I love having you all around. Thanks.
greenpizzazz6
Jan. 25th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Potato wedges! Potato wedges!
natesmountain
Jan. 25th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
And potato wedges is what we had. Well, they had. Nice, too. Now that I have a better idea of how to get that texture. You soak the wedges first, for quarter of an hour in cold water, then you dry them, then you coat them in a bit of oil and flavourings, then you bake them! Four boys ate them up anyway!
greenpizzazz6
Jan. 25th, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)
Yum! Sounds amazing!
natesmountain
Jan. 25th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
I never ever cook anything that tastes bad *g*
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