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Keeping on in my own little world...

And so, I'm starting to get used to being at work all day every day, like old times. This morning I had to be at the doctor's at quarter to eight, so I dropped the boys at a friend's house by twenty-five to, zoomed over to Hataitai, got there just in time, and he was already running twenty minutes late! OMG! Still, when I got in there I talked fast, once we'd had a little mutual rejoicing over Man Utd winning the Championship VBG, and he checked me out. I have a form to go see a specialist about something, and on it are important things about me to note for the doctor, these turned out to be Bell's Palsy in 2004 and iron deficient anaemia. Heh. I wasn't brave enough to ask for an iron test at the same time.

I taught almost all day, and it went pretty well. I even made Henry VIII sound fascinating as he founded the Church of England all for the want of a woman LOL! The girls liked that story.

After school I have managed to... rush home and arrive before the piano teacher; get Meg, Finn and Asher more food than they found for themselves; tidy desperately and clear the bench before one of my super-tidy friends arrived for a Reconciliation meeting; have my meeting and plan the liturgy; clear out the guinea pig cages with Asher; organise (by phone) the Archbishop to come for confirmation in August; go to the supermarket; cook dinner; help Asher with his homework; fix the printer for Finn's homework; listen to Christy's woes about the St Pat's Dance tomorrow night and where she is going beforehand; bake some wonderful chocolate bread rolls - actually they're in the oven right now *g* and they smell great; supervise Finn's violin practice... was that a down bow? ; watch Lost with Asher and Christy and it was very exciting; fill the dishwasher; and I can hear the washing machine has just finished with the white shirts for tomorrow; hose away the cat puke on the front porch before she attempts yet again to eat it OMGOMGOMG yuk!!! I think she's losing her marbles! And I still have to do some school work. I'd love to do some writing but I think my system won't cope LOL!

I'm slowly catching up with LJ! I think I have an easier day tomorrow at school. I have to get on and plan Mission Day for the school in a fortnight, if I'm still there!
And that's probably me for now. I'll hang out the shirts somewhere safe for the night, move the guineas back into their clean cages and get the rolls out of the oven. Make a drink, look over my plan book and GO TO BED! Up again in seven hours from now. Darn!

And last night, while Christy had her clarinet lesson, I actually did some writing! *g*

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microjotz
May. 9th, 2007 12:49 pm (UTC)
That's more than some people do in a week,let alone the space of a few hours !

Hope the visit to the specialist goes well, and all is well.
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 05:02 am (UTC)
-That's more than some people do in a week,let alone the space of a few hours !
Heh. Today I had to organise getting a Warrant of Fitness for the car, so I found a garage near the school where I could drop the car off, walk up then whizzzzz down there after lunch to get the car back! It never stops, it seems, the rushing around.

-Hope the visit to the specialist goes well, and all is well.
Thank you. I can't get an appointment until the 22nd, so I'll just cross my fingers. When my GP said the word 'biopsy' I felt a little weird but I'm sure it's nothing!
greenpizzazz6
May. 9th, 2007 02:21 pm (UTC)
Ack! You are a busy, busy person! I thought my day was busy, and yet here I sit painting my toenails! Of course, I still have the whole day ahead of me, I'm just waiting until people are up so that I can start my errands. But you, well, you certainly know how to pack a day! Don't forget to breathe!!

Good luck with the specialist visit, and I'm glad you had time for some writing!!
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
- yet here I sit painting my toenails
*giggle* I have never painted my toenails in my whole life!

-Good luck with the specialist visit, and I'm glad you had time for some writing!!
Thank you. I don't like specialists much, they are very focused but usually quite rude, whether unintentionally or not! As a student, I used to work the front desk in a private surgical hospital and out of all the people who came into the place, surgeons, patients, visitors, nurses, aides, cleaners, lab people, the surgeons were the rudest.

*breathes*
greenpizzazz6
May. 10th, 2007 05:25 pm (UTC)
I have never painted my toenails in my whole life!
I actually don't like painting them, but I like how they look after! Mine are a little scary from all those years of soccer, so I keep them painted during the summer to hide that!

Thank you. I don't like specialists much, they are very focused but usually quite rude, whether unintentionally or not!
Sometimes I think that they're just so focused on their job that they forget the patient. Some of them are just arrogant though, which I suppose is okay, I mean you want them to be good at what they do, but a little kindness doesn't hurt!!

*breathes*

Yeah, keep on doing that.
natesmountain
May. 11th, 2007 07:47 am (UTC)
- Mine are a little scary from all those years of soccer, so I keep them painted during the summer to hide that
I really think this calls for toenail photos *g*

-but a little kindness doesn't hurt!!
Absolutely. It's not like people go to surgeons and specialists brimming with confidence!

greenpizzazz6
May. 11th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
Not a great pic, but you get the idea:
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natesmountain
May. 12th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
OMG such CUTE toes!!!! Heee! I love it - them - you!!!
greenpizzazz6
May. 12th, 2007 02:02 pm (UTC)
lol...thanks!!
vivh
May. 10th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad that school is going well and that you are enjoying your classes, that helps so much! But it does sound terrifically busy, even by my standards...

Hope the specialist appointment goes well..
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC)
Hey there! I feel like you and I don't even have time for virtual coffee!
School is good. Of course, I can't see that it will always be that way, but at the moment, I'm really enjoying the challenge. And yeah, it's really busy. But we're getting better at managing our time, for sure. I think it's even helping Finn somehow, the need to be organised, he is doing more violin practice, getting his homework done and even reading!

-Hope the specialist appointment goes well..
And thanks. It's not until the 22nd so... *shrug*
vivh
May. 10th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
I think it's even helping Finn somehow, the need to be organised, he is doing more violin practice, getting his homework done and even reading!

I think some people function better when their time is tightly organised, others hate it...

I know I achieve the most when I have very tight deadlines and a lot of pressure - but those around me don't always enjoy that... it's just finding a balance that works for every one!!
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 10:00 am (UTC)
I like the pressure, I actually get things done in the end, but I hate myself when I'm doing other things to avoid what really needs doing! I do that a lot!

Balance, very important. I'm really trying to treat this job in a well-balanced way, like it's an adventure, a challenge, a spark in my life.
vivh
May. 10th, 2007 10:31 am (UTC)
I hate myself when I'm doing other things to avoid what really needs doing! I do that a lot!
Me too!! - but tight deadlines really help focus my mind!!!

I'm really trying to treat this job in a well-balanced way, like it's an adventure, a challenge, a spark in my life I think you're doing really well with that, it probably helps that it is only for a limited time, I find that makes things much easier!
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 10:38 am (UTC)
- it probably helps that it is only for a limited time, I find that makes things much easier!
weeeell, I asked the Principal if they had anyone apply for the position and she grimaced and said no, and then she smiled in a predatory way and said she would have to make a time to talk to me... aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah.
vivh
May. 10th, 2007 11:15 am (UTC)
So what are you going to do? You're obviously good at the job, but do you want it?!!
natesmountain
May. 10th, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)
Well, it's a perfect job for me in some ways, close to home, small school, nice staff, reasonable girls, plenty of ESOL too *g* but it's full time and I'm not sure that's fair on the family... they seem okay with it, but I wonder how we'd cope long term. In another year or so, sure... I dunno. I'm in two minds. I think I love being at work at the school, being busy, not thinking about other things too much, but then again, is that what I want? And will the house cope? The family? the washing and cleaning and homework and sport and music lessons and all that stuff... don't know. I might ask them if they could do a job share or something. Or part time. Or teaching but not Head of Dept... Yikes, I just don't know!!! Help!
vivh
May. 11th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
I'm not even going to attempt to give you advise on this - the only person who knows whether this is the right thing to do is you, but you will be in my thoughts and prayers as you make your decisions!
natesmountain
May. 11th, 2007 07:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, prayers and thoughts will help! I have a friend in the school, who works part time, and she suggested I offer to continue but only if they can make it less work in some way. I suggested a day off a week would do wonders. There's a day each week (we do a fortnight rotation) where I only have three lessons out of six... I dunno, I'll see what they have to say. My friend's sister said don't make it easy for them or they'll just take advantage of me! So it's nice people are looking out for me!
vivh
May. 11th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
A day off each week sounds good, even a whole day off each fortnight would help, whole days tend to be so much more productive than half days, and your friend's sister is right, you are in a strong bargaining position, because you have the skills that they want!!
margaret_r
May. 10th, 2007 12:38 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you are being run off your feet at the moment! I join with everyone else in wishing you all the best for the Specialists appointment, hope all goes well.
natesmountain
May. 11th, 2007 07:52 am (UTC)
-It sounds like you are being run off your feet at the moment!
It feels like it, but it's Friday night now, everyone has had dinner, and I have no obligations until eight tomorrow morning LOL! So that's a blessing!

-I join with everyone else in wishing you all the best for the Specialists appointment, hope all goes well.
Thank you! I am sure it's just nothing, but my GP is a cautious fellow. He likes to look around for advice and guidance. I've always liked that about him!
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