I haven't been here to my blog in a few days. Lots has been going on. But nothing too. You know, the norm. But my brain has been on overload. Dealing with all the new information it's given. Wondering, pondering, working out, and also failing to work out things. Grin.
Where do I start?
The kids....we had parent/teacher interviews today. They went brilliantly. We are lucky to have 3 kids who are dedicated to their learning and really love school, their teachers and what they do each day. I feel lucky that while our school has it's issues (don't they all?!), most of the time, it's a place where I feel safe leaving my children to learn and grow.
This time round Matt got a 'B' for effort in his maths work. When telling him, he was most agrieved. Maths is his most favourite subject and he is in the excelleration group. He couldn't figure it out. We tried to explain, but were met with hystrionics as he thought we were telling him he wasn't trying hard enough. So we left it for today to explain a bit better. He finally understood when I said your teacher knows that you are more clever than your work is showing right now. Do you think you're trying as hard as you could? He looked at me with a sheepish grin and said 'no'. We got through.
I left each of them books on their bed as a wee congratulation present for their excellent reports. Sarah's is called 'Nobody's perfect'. She has this thought that she has to be perfect. And if not, then well, that's just not acceptable. Wonder where she gets that from?! She read it in just half an hour or so. I asked her if she liked it. She said 'so-so'. I then asked her what she did like. "It was interesting". Well, that was good! Then I asked what she didn't like? "That I'm not perfect". ROFL! I love it. The message got through and in a humerous way.
SENZ: Once again at class time I have product all over my lounge. I got the question today....'when is this over T?'. LOL.
I seem to have ordered more than I need. Which is good and bad. Good cause I might have a chance to make up some kits to sell after SENZ (brand new, different classes) and bad, cause well, do I have time to do that? Let me know what you think......
Bring lists are up on the SENZ site for some of my classes. More will be hopefully by the end of the week. I'll put them up here asap.
Today I was looking for photos for my multiphoto class. I started off looking at birthday photos. I found this one from Dan's 3rd birthday. Just adore it.
Aussie.....tomorrow is Uncle Warwicks funeral. I decided not to go. I wish I could be there, but realistically, it wasn't going to happen. My thoughts have been with Dad all week as he deals with everything and the loss of his big brother. We had a lovely talk on Monday, and it brought up so many different feelings. From those surrounding loss to how siblings are and so often regress to their childhood ways of behaving when they don't have an alternative.
It also brought up so many questions about what this life is really all about, why are we here, what happens when we die, how should we live our lives, you know, just the everyday simple things.....Grin. I have my base beliefs. Chritianity grounds me in those. But it's the everyday things that have really got me thinking. And how we deviate from those when we don't mean to. How frustrating things can be. How we get side tracked by others around us when we need to just keep looking ahead at our own goals.
One thing that keeps bringing me back to myself, is that I believe there is room in this world for everyone. NZ may seem like a small place, and it is, but so is the world! And there is still room for us all. The underhand tactics that I see politicians use, are in fact used by everyday people in every industry, in every part of the world. Why? Really? I don't get it. There is room for us all if we just concentrate on what we ourselves are wanting/doing/hoping for/being.
A few things have left me feeling down lately. Not horrible, just flat. You know? I've had to tell myself not to worry about those whose actions have allowed the doubt to creep in. But to keep being strong in my own beliefs. It's been an interesting realisation. I hope I can stay true to myself.
Well, I haven't even got the half of what I thought I would down here. But it's just started to pour down outside and I want to go and listen to the rain on the roof.
In the meantime I'm going to leave this picture of my treasures. Taken again on Dan's 3rd birthday. I am lucky indeed.