natesmountain (natesmountain) wrote,

Hey, team, sorry I haven't posted. I have to admit, I've been really miserable, with those damn stitches in my tongue. I'll be fine for a while and then suddenly it's like the painkillers suddenly wore off and I can't do a thing. Maybe it's teaching all day, and then it hits me when I get home. Or when the class is suddenly quietly working and my stupid tongue is stilled! Whatever, I haven't felt like doing anything more than the minimum.

Which isn't to say we've been idle. Never quite get that! Last night, after Christy's clarinet lesson we (the boys came too) whizzed over to the Cathedral to see my college and the St Pat's boys' college having a music evening. That went well, but my boys were tired by the time we got home (we stopped for hot chocolate at the BP station!). And as long as I don't have to talk in the evenings, I'm fine! And the girls were pleased to see me there. I could see some of them eyeing up Christy, as The Daughter, wearing her school uniform of the sister school! I was having a joke with my children at the start of the concert, and one of my Year 12 girls leaned back and whispered to me, 'Can you be my Mum?'

The Principal welcomed me formally to the school today at Assembly and hinted that it'd be nice if I stayed! OMG! I told her afterwards that it was blackmail. Still, I'm getting deeply involved in the life of the school, and it's okay so far...

I have a biggish Year 11 class (I have a really small one too - 13 girls) - the big class has 27, and many of them are the school trouble makers. They weren't enjoying the topic we were doing so I finally wrapped it up and the other day I gave them some fun activities for a whole lesson - they lapped it up, and are eating out of my hand at the moment. I did a great revision of the Reformation today, for our test tomorrow, so I hope I can keep that postive relationship going. I think it's so hard to get your fifteen year old head around Religious Education when you are embarking on national achievement subjects elsewhere in the school.

All my other classes are pretty good, so I can't complain just now... heh... there's always a honeymoon period in a new school. Ask me again in six months LOL!

And I get my stitches out tomorrow afternoon, so I'm really hoping that means I can recover! And be more chatty to you all. And Steve leaves for France in the morning. I'm a little upset about that, for no apparent reason. I guess I just don't feel so good. Still, Queen's Birthday weekend coming up, so Monday is a holiday. Although Asher has soccer...

As for writing, I haven't been able to write a word. Maybe this weekend...
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