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It finally rained here today. First day of the soccer season. Luckily Asher's team played on the same ground as Finn's, so we started there at eight-thirty and left at eleven-thirty. Wet. But triumphant as both teams had a win. I'm coaching Finn's team with a friend. Should be fun...

I was just looking at one of my flist's photos. They are amazing. Can't say anything about them here. Just ...wow. Really inspiring stuff. And so beautiful.

Mass tomorrow will be hard. My friend who organises us a bit really wants to hang in there. I'll see what eventuates. The codfish is in Aussie this week so we get a break.

Daylight saving ends tonight. We get more sleep but less light, I guess. And the weather is a little cooler. I like that though. It's so neat going to my classroom in the rain. I walk up onto the verandah, like a little ranch building on the prairie! I unlock my own door and let myself in, turn on the lights, settle myself down for the day. I love it. As the sun comes round from the east to the north, it pours in my open doorway onto my desk and warms up the room... which is lucky because they don't seem to have installed any heaters at this stage. One blessing is there is no intercom. I hate being interrupted by that. And because I have no neighbours, no noise I make matters. I'm really very lucky.

And tonight, I decided to write. Even if it's for no reason, I'm still writing. I really don't have time for it. I should be marking. Tomorrow I have to paint faces at Finn's school gala. But I have to write.

And will Mugabe get out of his office without any rioting taking place? Dear God, I hope so. Surely they've had enough suffering. Two of my friends have family still there, living in the city now after being expelled from farms. They are worried. Do you have a spare $2million for a kilo of lemons? One ex-pat said they buy the beers before the round of golf, because it'll cost a lot more afterwards. Me, I'm surprised anyone is still playing golf there.

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vivh
Apr. 5th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
A codfish free weekend, must be good!!

And I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the new classroom, looking forward to hearing more as the days pass!!

And yes praying for peace at last in Zimbabwe, Mugabe's time must be up...
natesmountain
Apr. 6th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC)
-A codfish free weekend, must be good!!
It was great. We had the gay priest I like, he's really gentle and spiritual, and he lives by the rule of the 4-minute sermon!!
It was a relief to feel so happy at Mass, for all of us in the music group (we had a special 'everyone has to come' Mass!)

-Mugabe's time must be up...
Mugabe appears unwilling to leave, which is going to cause trouble for sure. I desperately hope they don't riot, there will just be so much suffering if that happens.

-And I'm glad to hear that you are enjoying the new classroom, looking forward to hearing more as the days pass!!
Oh, I'm sure you will! I don't have any noticeboards yet and I don't want to put Blu-tak on fresh paint, so I hung my Buddhist prayer flags from the central rafter on Friday. It's one bit of colour in the room anyway.
greenpizzazz6
Apr. 6th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC)
Glad you're writing. You should be! You need something for yourself.

Glad the new classroom is working out. Sounds like you really have your own space, it'll be very nice for the girls to be able to go to your class and just focus on that.
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Apr. 7th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)
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Hello friends, I wish I had come here earlier as the forums are well organized and I look forward
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natesmountain
Apr. 7th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Re: Introductions
what members? This is not a forum, it's a Live Journal. But hello anyway.
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