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Oct. 29th, 2007

Asher went to camp.

His Principal phoned my cell phone tonight, from A&E in Nelson. That's the ER to you Americans. Casualty. He has a broken arm. Camp activities hadn't even started, they were just fooling around sliding in the mud. That's when things go wrong, huh.

Not impressed. With him. With the idea of him away with a fracture. With the Principal looking after him. With him on a different island. With it being the first freaking day he left. With any of it. Not impressed at all.

In other news, my own Principal gave me the most beautiful card and bunch of flowers for all the liturgy stuff I ran last week for the two girls who died. Nice, huh.

We had staff meeting after school, then Christy to the rheumatologist, then First Communion practice, then picked up Finn from friends (where we had a glass of wine!), then the Principal phoned, then we had dinner... now it's bed time. Christy's friends are grieving badly over a Year 10 boy from St Pats who died on Friday, wagging school to go biking and dying alone after a bad fall on a bike jump. It's very sad, and that's three deaths from the two schools in a week.

It's hard. But life stumbles forward! I had a debate in Ethics today over refugees and where should they be allowed to go, one side of the room against the other. That went really well. One girl got so caught up in the emotion of it all she had to leave the room for a moment! I gave her the tissues. She came back. She just has a powerful empathy for humanity.

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natesmountain
Oct. 29th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Elly-welly *hugs you back*

Always following your progress xx
microjotz
Oct. 29th, 2007 02:48 pm (UTC)
Oh no ! Hope Asher's arm will mend soon,and he will still have some fun.
natesmountain
Oct. 29th, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thanks, and I could hear water running last night but I went round with the torch and couldn't find any taps on at midnight. This morning I found the front lawn had turned into a small lake...
greenpizzazz6
Oct. 29th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor Asher. That's horrible news.

You're right, it is hard. But you get through it, and you sure do a great job of it!
natesmountain
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:51 am (UTC)
-Aw, poor Asher. That's horrible news.
Yeah, it's just mad! *shrug* what can I do, I knew he'd do something terrible, so hopefully this is as bad as it gets...
moth2fic
Oct. 30th, 2007 08:50 am (UTC)
She just has a powerful empathy for humanity.

I like that. I think I'd like her!

I've told you before to wrap your kids in cotton wool till they're at least eighteen!
natesmountain
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:50 am (UTC)
-I've told you before to wrap your kids in cotton wool till they're at least eighteen!
I tried, but I had to let him go to camp...

-I like that. I think I'd like her!
I know you would. Why don't you come visit my classes... *g*
moth2fic
Oct. 30th, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
I have some vague half formulated plan to get to Australia in 2009 0r 2010 so maybe... At least it's on your side of the world!
natesmountain
Oct. 31st, 2007 08:40 am (UTC)
Oh, well, we're VERY close to Australia - you could just about step across the ditch *g*
vivh
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)
It doesn't seem very long since I last read about Asher breaking his arm.... do you know if it is the same arm and where abouts it is broken?
Either way, that's pretty rough...
for him, because it's really going to limit his participation in camp activities and it's hard to be sore away from home
and for you because you're a mother and you can't be there...
Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

And your school communities too, teen deaths are always tragic, and three so close is just so very hard to bear
natesmountain
Oct. 30th, 2007 09:49 am (UTC)
It's a partial break through the upper surface of the radius so I guess that's a greenstick fracture. They have put him in a good cast so he can do what he wants, and apparently he's in no pain or anything and wants to stay. The camp said they had a one-armed girl there last week who did most things so... I said if he wants to stay, I don't mind him trying anything he wants, if the teachers are willing to put up with him!

And it's not the same arm. Left this time.

Thanks for your thoughts and prayers xx
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