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May. 10th, 2011

I watched a dog die tonight. It was sad. It had been hit by a car at our corner. My neighbour phoned because she was worried my children could have been out there or someone might need first aid so I ran out. It was dark, and the dog was lying on the road with a jacket over it. It was badly hurt, pouring out stuff and just dying. The owner wasn't comforting the dog, she was crouched over, howling and howling. Why didn't she comfort the dog instead of just howling. I had to stand there with a torch to stop cars running her over. Stupid cow. The dog needed her to hold him and say goodbye. Then her friend arrived in a car and was swearing and carrying on and told us all to bugger off. I don't care about them but I feel for the dog. I think he's with God now. I know that sounds religious but I like to think dogs are happy when they die. They deserve a little paradise. Maybe our dog is there too. I did love him. He was my first baby!

So we are deep into school again, week 2, term 2. Frantic. We have a huge religious high schools public speaking competition this coming weekend. There are 17 colleges, and 16 of them are in the North Island. The competition this year is in the South Island. We have to leave at the crack of dawn to catch the ferry south. I don't want to go but I have to because of my position. yeah. At least I get to travel... me and seventeen girls and some other teachers. We have religious drama, oratory, junior prepared speech, debate, religious questions, impromptu speaking and scripture reading. fuuuuuuuuuun weekend...

I'm trying not to be rushed to death but we're just so busy. Finn has soccer practice, basketball practice, piano, then soccer game, basketball game, each week. Asher has three soccer teams with three practices to balance as well as social basketball and Level 2 schoolwork and of course a social life. Christy has fewer commitments, mostly babysitting and boyfriend, but a ton of work. She got an A+ for making tailored women's trousers. They look like bought ones! She's second year of a fashion degree and learning all those clever seams and pockets and stuff.

I have completed two of the papers for my Dip. Religious Studies. I got 92% for both of them!
A+ grades for me too! I never usually get marks like that so it's fun to be good at something LOL! My Ethics class had a double lesson today and they had an assessment so I sat at my desk for those two lessons and lunchtime, and wrote a big chunk of a third assignment! It felt good to be working on my own stuff, just nice and peaceful while my class worked so hard! I love that class. They actually all want to do really well!! Kind of unusual at our school!

And so... on we go.

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blue_leaf
May. 10th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
Oh Jenn, you are right. The poor dog needed to be comforted. You have such a big heart! I have to hand it to you for helping and keeping cars from any further injuries on the road, and while being yelled at too!

Congratulations on the A's in your house, Christy and you!

God bless you my friend!
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
Ah, God bless you, too! I just thought of you. I was scrolling through skins for my new laptop and I saw a nice Hebrew writing and Star of David skin! Reminded me of... *g*

Thanks for your kind comments. I guess people yell under stress, huh!

And yay for A's. It's normal for you, of course LOL!

ringbark
May. 10th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! The O'Shea Shield again! Good luck to you and also to St Bernard's, where I did a load of work for it over the years...
moth2fic
May. 10th, 2011 09:41 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to you, and to Christy!

I'm sure you have longer terms and shorter holidays than most people. I hope you manage to enjoy the trip!

How sad about the dog. All dogs go to heaven...
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