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Life goes on...

COnversation seems to have gone to the dogs on LJ. A comment here and there is about all we can offer one another. Seems hardly worth it, but I love my LJ all the same. One day I'll go back to my Takahe and settle there. It's still sitting out there, waiting.
Today was bad news day. Friends of ours lost a friend at our local Lyall Bay yesterday. He was surfing in the wild waves I talked about. I saw the ambulance go by as we were shopping and said to Christy, 'probably some surfer' and it was. He was young, with little children. He crashed with another surfer and it looks like he drowned right away.
Also on the bad news front, good friends of ours have just split up. Four children, same ages as mine, plus one more. Did they just get sick of one another? Too many pressures with work, family and mid-life crises? Their ways seem to have diverted.
More news, my cousin's sister (yeah, don't ask how that works) has a baby that doesn't seem too right. Worried about him, she put her two year old into a creche to focus on the baby and yesterday the two year old fell from a considerable height, clean fracture right through the top of his femur, full body cast for ten weeks. OMG what a nightmare. We're all looking for toys to interest a busy two year old for five minutes at a time, one that's immobile from armpits to ankle in plaster.
Today was a day indeed. Spent the day in intense pastoral interviews with girls and their parents. Twenty minutes a pop. All day with breaks for food and drink. No teaching but a lot of negotiating. It was exhausting. Then soccer. Then then then... now it's midnight and I'm only halfway through my work. Sad, huh! But I'm happy. I'll cope. And the French Open tennis is just starting on tv... *g*

I'd still really like to be in a quiet hut by a lake doing some writing, just for me...

*sigh* Back I go... see you later. Have a good day. Night. Thing.


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Jun. 2nd, 2009 12:51 pm (UTC)
Oh my gosh, what a run of bad news. I've had some myself today - one of the temp agencies I signed up with last year now has so many temps that they can't justify reactivating my file, and another of the agencies has closed.

It's all so dispiriting. Between that and the hell from my flatmate, I'm really regretting coming off the Prozac.

I'll keep an eye out for anything that might entertain an immobile two year old... erm... gosh, that's a really hard one...
Jun. 3rd, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Oh Hannah, you need a whole new flat, job, all that stuff. You're so creative and talented, you just need to find the right thing, and live with people who make you feel good!

Definitely stay off the Prozac. Our friend has been on it for years now and we all swear she's losing her marbles. Maybe watch some feel good movie like Matilda instead.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:04 am (UTC)
Luckily my day started to look up later: I was over visiting my friend Guy and his girlfriend (who's Italian so cooks such wonderful food!) when my phone rang - it was my one remaining temp agency saying they'd be happy to keep looking for work for me. Then Guy's friend James turned up and says that if my crazy flatmate does find herself a flat in the next couple of weeks, he'd be happy to take over her room, which would be wonderful and relatively stress-free.

And I'm really getting to grips with crochet now. So far I've made a rug, a shawl, a bookmark, a headband, some scrunchies and a couple of flowers. It's so relaxing to do... definitely helping me stay sane.

I hope your week's improving and getting calmer.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 07:25 pm (UTC)
Thank goodness one temp agency has your back. Wonderful! I hope they find you something really nice.

And Italian food and the chance of a new flatmate... even better.

Crochet? Wow! You are clever! I've been learning how to knit diamond shapes, which then are squares really, and some of my girls at school are going to learn them too, then we knit all the squares together to make blankets for poor people! Well, that's the plan... I'm not much of a knitter
Jun. 2nd, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear about your bad news :-(
Jun. 3rd, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Thanks. Really, it isn't my bad news, just bad news for those around me. But I still feel awful for all those people.

But thanks, you're kind *g*
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:04 am (UTC)
Seems to be a bad day in NZ all round!!

OMG did the child fall in the creche??

Comments/conversation: it sort of depends what time zone you're in. I've had occasional 'chats' with you, though even then we're operating at different ends of our day, which I think makes a difference to our thoughts or the way we express them. I have much longer chats with people on GMT or GMT plus 1 (summer time) - with your part of the world I do better in emails. But in any case, some comments can be more valuable than any amount of casual chat.

You need some 'you' time!!
Jun. 3rd, 2009 09:29 am (UTC)
Great icon!
And oh yeah, we have some great conversations, you and me - but we're definitely held back by the time zone thing. I am going to bed when you are de-mothing and waking up! I never seem to have time for emails :-(
I did use to have a lot of chatty friends. But I have driven them all away. *shrug*

I think I do need some me time! i had a SHITTTTTTY day today and just about lost the plot.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 04:46 pm (UTC)
Poor you!

I had a lovely day. I went out for lunch with another of my Jennys (there are five of you at the last count)and we put the world and our families right over mussels in a cream sauce followed by ice-cream. The weather is great. Jamie is teething but coping quite well - just a bit grizzly when he's tired.

I wish I could send you some happy-day-vibes!! But I remember what it was like when I worked full time... you have my sympathies!
Jun. 3rd, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm just relieved someone out there is putting the world right!! I'm on a day-to-day basis! Mussels in cream sauce - that sounds lovely - it's a dish Steve and I cook when the children are all having something else!

Teething is always a bit miserable, huh. Poor Jamie.

And thanks for the sympathy. I'm going to cope very gently today. I'm not taking my first lesson. Gave it away to someone else.
Jun. 3rd, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
So many things tearing people apart these days. Death, divorce, accidents. I wish I could be more of a part of lj, do something to bring the world back together.

I'm always here in spirit!
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