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This morning began grey and looking like rain. I dashed into the supermarket for less than five minutes before Mass and when I came out, the sky was blue, sun shining... it was very odd. Our summer is on the wane. The mornings are darker, the evening air has a little moisture, there's a crispness in the southerly wind that snakes in from Lyall Bay and sneaks around the edge of my classroom verandah.
I've been busy at school... nothing new, huh. This week my Mercy Crew made Chocolate Crackles and sold them around the school, 50c each. They sold fast! Teenagers love unhealthy treats! We might make some more tomorrow. But doing these kinds of things seems to soak up all my spare time at school. Last Sunday we had a huge Pastoral Area Mass in our area, three parishes plus the Samoan and Maori churches all meeting for one big Mass at Asher's college down the road. I was asked to get students to act out the Gospel reading, and in true 80s style, do a liturgical dance to some worship music. Yikes! It took ages to get any girls to say yes and I finally had to plead with my Year 11 RE class. They came to the party and did a great job but I was relieved when it was over! A huge hall full of adults and one of my girls was willing to sing solo while my other girls did the movements. So brave. I asked Asher to be Jesus for the Gospel story and he very bravely did that. It was the (very long) story of the Woman at the Well... I had two girls be the well!

I have moments, when I'm swamped in work, when I think about other greater things, like the people struggling in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake, still having little quakes every day, or the tsunami in Japan with the huge clean up ahead, in freezing temperatures, now things like the murder of UN workers in Afghanistan, so many horrors, such BIG things going on in the world and we're just living such small lives with such comparatively small problems. But I don't think we're supposed to stop living. or change. Or even compare. But it's so strange, our world.

It's just two weeks until our end of term break. TWO WEEKS. Then we get TWO WEEKS (sadly including Easter) away from school. I can't wait. I can't wait. I can't wait.


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Apr. 3rd, 2011 08:38 pm (UTC)
You will, of course, have to wait!! But it will go really fast!

We went out this afternoon and all of a sudden - well, over the last few days - all the trees have become green and spring is really here! It's so odd that you're heading into autumn! There are tadpoles hatching in our pond, and there are tiny miniature daffodils in our garden. There are violets everywhere, too - they grow like weeds.
Apr. 8th, 2011 10:23 am (UTC)
-There are violets everywhere, too - they grow like weeds.
Oh, I have crazy violets here too! Under my olive tree I have a virtual sea of violets! They don't flower a lot though. Just a few little flowers and a HEAP of leaves wound around that whole corner of the garden!

One week to go before the term break...
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