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Half way through another weekend. I have so much on my mind at the moment I'm having trouble sleeping. I had a near sleepless night the other night. But I'm almost over it, getting on top of most of my worries. I even stood in front of the bathroom mirror this evening and hacked all my hair off! Feels good. I have a bob now, in a random kind of way.
Our cat has gone nuts. He's had a scare and is now afraid of anything on the floor. Last night he went totally nuts and stood on top of Christy's door, with the two of us trying to flag him down. But I can't reach the tops of our doors so he just paced up there as if there were anywhere to go from there! He pokes everything and slinks out the front door as if there are hyenas waiting for him.

I'm trying to shut out the world occasionally to do some writing. Today I went to Asher's soccer, took my new laptop and sat in the car writing until his game began. Felt good. It's amazing how doing something you really like is so incredibly relaxing!

I have to take a Year 12 retreat on Tuesday. I want it to be a really good one... it's hard to decide where to pitch some things in order to reach the girls and get them really thinking and responding. You can never please everyone, no matter what you do. I just want to aim for meaningful and reflective... I have about sixty girls so it will be challenging!

Pentecost Sunday tomorrow. Our mad liturgy leader has planned all sorts of things, culminating in balloons fluttering down from the loft and us all singing happy birthday to everyone. I hope I don't throw up on the piano. I guess it might be ...interesting. And hey, at least it won't be boring for the children. I have to get them to sing with actions tomorrow and I'm playing the guitar so I hope they remember the actions, I can't prompt actions and still play chords!! They are pretty cute kids though, so it's worth the effort.

And I need to go to bed now. I wish there were more hours in the day and still time to sleep! OMG I really do. I have to attend a Mercy Sisters luncheon tomorrow. Yikes. More time wasting, if you ask me. But I have to go as a good Director or Religious Studies in a Mercy college. We are mercy. Not that I thought that years ago when the Mercy nun teaching me used to beat the crap out of the little kids. But times have changed. Have to put the past to rest and look to the future. Which btw is hard for Maori spirituality. They see the past in front of them, the known, spread before them like a quilt. The future for them is behind them. Unknown. So you can't say 'forget about it, it's all in the past, put it behind you' because it's the other way round. The past is what forms them. Hopefully the future shapes them. But culturally, there is a difference. And I am wandering from one topic to another like a Virginia Woolf novel. Good night, dear people.


Jun. 12th, 2011 03:08 am (UTC)
The Maori concept of time and history is very interesting and they are right - history, the past, does form what we are so we have to acknowledge that. And I have to say that forgetting the history of abuse dished out by the Mercy Sisters is extremely hard to do, especially as they, as a religious order, have never acknowledged that the behaviour of their predecessors was wrong. So, again, perhaps the Maori spirituality is right and you can only expunge bad events from the past by putting them in front of you and seeing them as they were. Yes, interesting:)

You do sound really busy again, I hope you have more time to yourself soon. Are we going to see the new hair style? I often get frustrated with my fringe and cut it myself, haven’t tried a full on self-haircut though*g*

Your cat sounds totally freaked out. Your vet may be able to suggest something to calm him down, poor thing. Whatever happened to him must have been quite damaging. Hope he settles soon.
Jun. 21st, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
I can't believe I am so late returning to LJ. I am so terribly busy. But thanks for all your wise words here. I think I could do with some healthy therapy myself!!

-Are we going to see the new hair style?
Uh I don't think so LOL! Maybe if I can sit in front of Finn's Mac photobooth...



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