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So on the whole, I had a nice day today, my first day off since I don't know when, and I mean no children, no Mass, no sport, no school - about fourteen and a half weeks, I guess, counting weekends because they're often the busiest, and it was quiet and relaxing and a good way to recharge my batteries. I went back to school for a meeting at half past three and that went well, too. I did get heaps of washing and dusting and tidying done. I didn't get to my school work or writing, but I just can't do everything. Not in one day, even though I imagine beforehand how useful I could be.

I am actually looking forward to being back in the classroom tomorrow. I had a good reliever today and that helps a whole lot when it comes to how your classes go in your absence. She is a quiet, conscientious woman who takes your lesson plans seriously but not too intensely. Nice.

Right now I'm pretty upset inside about something that happened in our parish community, that really hurt my feelings. It's funny, the person who phoned late this evening and did that, I thought she was a good friend. I suspect I'm going to shut down for a while, protect myself from mixing with anyone I thought was a friend. Here I'll be okay, the people who hurt me here are long gone *shrug* it'll mostly pass with the usual distractions of tomorrow morning. I'll be too busy to be concerned with rich bitches and the like, well, let's face it, anyone who lives in Seatoun. I don't want to cry and I don't want to throw up. So I'm going to go to bed, right now, at eleven p.m and I'm going to re-read The Thompson Gunner. By Nick. In bed. Fresh sheets. Calm, still night with a wintry dew so heavy it's like it rained again. Quiet all round. Pets fed. Children all asleep. Steve probably, too, by now. Really, I need to stop expecting things to be any better than that, huh.

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greenpizzazz6
Jul. 19th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
It's awful when a church person does something so upsetting. Those are supposed to be the people you can count on most to not be rude. Of course, it never works out that way. But, like you said, it'll pass.

Glad to hear you enjoyed the day off so much! That'll give you a little something to look forward to when things get so stressful.
natesmountain
Jul. 19th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

A day off is just so magic! I think, if they're going to come up regularly like this, I could plan ahead to do some nice thing each time!
moth2fic
Jul. 21st, 2007 10:22 am (UTC)
I wonder if we have higher expectations of some people and feel even more let down when they don't live up to them?

Glad you had a restful day! And having a good relief teacher is fantastic, especially if she's going to take a lot of your days off!
natesmountain
Jul. 21st, 2007 11:02 am (UTC)
-And having a good relief teacher is fantastic, especially if she's going to take a lot of your days off!
Yeah, wouldn't that be good, a reliever who understands your classes and vice versa. I had another good one on Friday while I went to the funeral. She was happy to plan my Year 9 class for me! So I gave her the textbook and said, 'Have fun!'

-I wonder if we have higher expectations of some people and feel even more let down when they don't live up to them?
Well, absolutely. And just as we read other people's posts in our heads in our own accents, I think we expect people to respond to things the same way we do, somehow, knowing full well that's not how it's going to be, we still do it, I suspect.
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