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Thursday, November 18, 2010

My Job

Everyday I am really thankful for my job. I really love what I do and how I get to spend my day. I am sitting here now watching my students natter around the classroom with little shrieks of delight as they discover something new or finish a project. They never cease to amaze me with their creativity, wonder, joy and how they are really quite fearless and intuitive. There's a group making peace wrist bands for charity, another little group nattering about how 'gross' whaling is, another few blogging with crinkled brows and one possum in the corner with a huge canvas sketching her thoughts about animal welfare.

I'm thankful that I get to share in their enthusiasm for life. So many people are critical of teenagers, I am in awe of them, I'm energized by them and I am damn lucky to get to spend my day with them and share their stories.

There are two munchkins that I just love, Miss S and Miss E, a friend's little girls. I can't wait to see them at this stage, see what they will create, dream, do. If they are anything like the 23 girls I am watching right now, the world is in seriously good hands.

You go Girls!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

25th June 2010

Dear Friday,

Thanks. No really, Thanks! You always offer a few days off, and usually nachos for dinner, which is pretty awesome I reckon! But today, you gave a half day off work, time to relax with work mates, and the promise of three weeks downtime...bliss!

Today, you also shared with me the total loud, crazy happiness of about 500 kids, ready to spend time with friends, family and the couch. Your end-of-term glee also meant puppies were at school, and most people had a relaxed, happy smile with them today, so that was also a pretty special thing.

So Friday, today I go home with a flower and nice note from a student, a heap of smiles from weary collegues, and a big, thankful sigh as I sink into some time to reflect, settle and share some more time with lovely ladies, walking in the park and those two fabulous daschunds. Thanks a bunch :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

23rd June 2010

Dear 1988,

I miss you! Although last time we met, I was only 5 years-old, I remember you offering fun, exciting times such as my first recess with fairy cookies, play-doh with Mrs Miley and the commemorative bi-centennial coin!

You came to visit this morning on my way to work in the form of Cheap Trick...the soothing sounds of 'The Flame' helped me to quash my road rage as trying to find a parking spot, so I ended up walking into work calm and cheery!

You were a time of such fun and joy, and great memories. You didn't offer mobile phones, or laptop computers, so the pace seemed slower...although mum's shoulder pads were pretty insane!

While we don't miss your fashion, (including the permission to wear trakkie pants under the tartan uniform dress at school) I miss your generous servings of 100's & 1000's on my fairy cookies, your fine musicality and the simpler time you were all about.

I'll be tunes into WSFM, keep in touch!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

22nd June 2010

Dear Hammond & Tiffany,

Thankyou for being so excited to see me come home, even though I have to see your sad little faces every morning when I leave for work.

Having your picture as my desktop makes my smile every day, and even better is seeing you both when I walk in the door after hearing you squeel with delight when I pull into the driveway!

You are both reminders of how we, humans, should approach life. You are both little treats of positive energy, I believe, sent to me to remind me of the important things in my life.

I love you both, my little sausage snuggle up with me on the couch and I will share with you some tid bits from dinner!