I worked all day today as a relief (supply) teacher at a local college and that was a heap of fun. Four girls who live within spitting distance of my house were in my classes, and I knew a whole heap more from school, my school, the children's school, the local community... it was nice. Two of my friends work there, one as a part timer and one as a teacher aide, so they were very welcoming too. And it's really only a ten minute drive to Kilbirnie. They have SSR (sustained silent reading) just before lunch twice a week, so I grabbed a book from the library as I had to take an Art class fourth period, and I started reading The Vintner's Luck, by NZer Elizabeth Knox, and it looked rather brilliant. The guy gets it on with the angel, as far as I could tell... I'll have to to get it out of the library! I always meant to read it but never did. Now I want to! She has a lovely lyrical style, and I found myself thinking, should I write like that, but it's just not my style naturally, for sure. I think I'm more of a creator of characters and their interactions in a practical sort of way... or am I just not that developed? I dunno, I like my style so bugger it, that's how it has to be for now. I guess I could go on a writers' course and find out how to do a better job, I dunno... maybe what I do is good enough, it is for me anyway *snort*
Star has a new job and I wish her great wishes for a good time there.
I have a lot of writing to do, too, and I promised St Ants that I'd go and do a Mass practice tomorrow afternoon at half past two. So I need to organise my time... Christy has clarinet soon and I get to take my laptop there so that's a good half hour of uninterrupted writing sitting in the carpark. The boys are at a friend's birthday swim, so that was handy.
I haven't heard from the Minister of Education LOL! I wonder what his office thought of my email! So I'm not changing the world exactly but working for a better one all the same. And my parcel I sent Viv must have gotten lost too, where the hell would it be now?! OMG! Even Cari's one got there, despite one thing still sitting right here on the piano! Yikes!
And I think I will be able to chew tonight, although my jaw is still really sore, so there is room for celebrating. But our dear friend over the road who gives us the fish apparently had a bit of a heart attack in the weekend so we had better go over there and see how he is too... OMG so much to do. So as they'd say in cartoon land, later, dudes.