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Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights

So. PHEW! Busy, busy times for me here, I haven't had a moment to sit here apart from when I'm researching about Mary Theotokos Mother of God, the Renaissance and Baroque styles of church architecture or the 96 senior reports due by Monday. I've also been teaching a lot, doing other stuff for people and helping Christy through her mock exams, Finn through his book report and getting Asher off early each morning for Kids' Conference. I have to go back to town soon to collect Christy from German. There were three funerals I really should have attended this week but I was just unable to get to any of them. Still, as Jesus would say, let the dead bury the dead, I had stuff to do for the living.

I had a small victory tonight, I won a copy of Phil Gulley's Front Porch Tales on TradeMe for only $9.50. They don't have it at the library so I am really pleased to be able to get hold of a copy. I've had Phil's name on the search for ages but this was the first time one of his books came up!
And then there was an email from him tonight as well (it's a list he has) about the Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights (relationships) in early October - they're holding a vigil in his town in Indiana, so let me know if you want to go along, it's a bit far for me *g*. We seem to have at least two staff members who are in gay relationships. I'm glad the school is tolerant and open-minded about that.

And it's pretty cold here but the sun shone beautifully today so my classroom was warm. One of my colleagues said he hired a kayak yesterday and paddled across Oriental Bay, pausing by the fountain to just lie there in the sun for ages before reluctantly returning the kayak! He's Irish, and I think is pretty impressed by the amazing weather we can get here in winter some days.

Two of my favourite students are very ill at the moment, one with breathing problems and one needing to be intubated for feeding. It's such a worry when they're such lovely girls. I'll have to hope they recover soon. I should be careful not to get too close to the place, huh, or I'll never want to leave. I do get a lot of encouragement to hang around. I'm remaining non-committal *g* There are good days - and then there are days...


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Aug. 23rd, 2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
Seven Straight Nights for Equal Rights

What a lovely title! Indiana's a bit far for me, too, but I shall think about them!
Aug. 23rd, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Good to hear you won that book! My mom liked that one.

Too bad about your students. Hope they get better soon!
Aug. 23rd, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
It all sounds so busy...

And so sorry to hear about the two girls who are ill, how old are they?
I do hope they recover quickly.
Aug. 24th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Hope the blood tests were OK...have you had the results yet?
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