Thursday, June 16, 2011

days off, birthdays and stairs

I took a day off yesterday and after waking at 7 to wake Bennett up and hurry him along to school, I went back to bed and slept until 11:15 - I really must have needed that sleep. After that I felt normal, and no longer wanted to shed water from my eyes. Good news!

I had to sneak out at 2:30 (I say sneak because it always feels naughty if you go out when you have taken a day off school) to get a birthday present for my nephew. In the madness of the last week I had not had a chance to buy him one. I knew what I had to get him so I was only out for 20mins. I also bought the most amazing chocolate cake from Moore Wilsons for him. We planned to go over to my nephew's place later in the afternoon to give him the present and cake. But then the stairs at my house had other ideas for my day.

The stairs at my house have already been nasty - some might remember when Louise had a broken arm a couple of years ago - I have been up and down these stairs hundreds of times in the last year and a half and never have I had any problems. But yesterday evening when stairs met socks things went bad. I slipped backwards, fell onto the stairs on my hips and arm and then proceeded to slide down 4 or 5 stairs on my hips.

I am feeling very sore today. Not quite the way I was hoping I would feel going back to school today. Although I am physically sore, I am no longer mentally sore so I think it will all be okay.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I think I might be on the brink of exhaustion. Today I cried at school. Not in front of a class, not because someone was angry with me, not cause I did anything wrong. But just because I am exhausted and I needed the world and the work to stop and it wouldn't.

My year 11 class have just had their first major production. I had two groups doing the same play, which meant twice as many rehearsals. In fact, last week it was every lunchtime for an hour, after school for almost 2 hours and in the weekend for 3 hours. After rehearsing in the weekend I had to write all of my senior reports because they were due today and I had no other time to write them. I was pretty sure I didn't have a weekend.

Only to come back to school on Monday and Tuesday and put in 12 hour days. Teaching, rehearsing, technical run through and performance at night. Oh how I was looking forward to Wednesday. Until some lovely person reminded me that Wednesday night was Open evening. Where all the parents of potential year 9 students come and wander around the highly decorated school and I wax lyrical about all the wonderful things I can do for their Gifted and Talented students (as this is my new role this year)

My give-a-fuck-ometer died today at 3pm as I was trying to set up my display. And I cried. I am tired and want school to stop. I feel a mental health day coming on, sadly it will be spent writing junior reports from home.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Australia sucks

My blogger account has been doing some funny stuff - not letting me log in when I try to and asking for account verification - hence why I have not been keeping you updated or posting any comments. I think I have it sorted now so will give posting a go.
On Thursday night I travelled to Taranaki to see my Mum...well kinda...I have seen her a little bit, that is when I have not been tucked away in Naki Guy's house.
I have sad news on the update front, Naki guy is going to become Aussie guy. I think this may also make him Single guy. I can work a long distance relationship from this far away(sort of, it's painful but do-able) But Australia is so bloody far away, way too far for someone like me who is deathly afraid of flying and way too poor to buy regular tickets to go.
This plan to go to Australia was one he had before we meet again. I must admit I really had hoped he would change his mind but it is not looking likely. He is very keen to keep a long distance thing going but I think he is being very optimistic or doesn't know me well enough yet(I need way more attention than you can possibly give from thousands of miles away!)
So right now I think Australia is the worst country in the world. Full of Aussies and soon to be one Naki Guy.