Friday, February 03, 2012

This that and the other thing.......


Honestly I don't think I have ever been so glad to see a Friday.  It has been a long busy tiring week.............. 

Remember the course I was taking on Wednesday??? It was FANTASTIC!!  but long....... oh my god it was long.  We started at 8:30 sharp (after everyone fought their way there through yet another bout of freezing rain) ........ and worked right straight through till 3:00.  No breaks.  Lunch was eaten while we worked...... but wow...... I loved it !!  I am so energized and ready to bring the new games to my kiddies.  Learning games...... not academic learning...... but life learning.  So many kiddies (in my opinion) have no idea what exclusion looks like or feels like... or bullying.... or any of the other traits we see and want to banish.  These games we learned create an environment where the kids can honestly and truly put feelings to the circumstances that happen naturally.  I honestly can't wait to start the program.......... I think (have my fingers crossed) that once the kiddies feel / see / really experience these negative behaviours we are going to be on the road to fixing them !!  (yeah yeah call me a dreamer... tell me I am wearing rose coloured glasses - but honestly I will keep fighting this fight till they carry me out feet first)

Monday I have the first of 3 workshops at my school - for my staff.  Basic training sort of thing.......... most of these women have NO idea how to handle negative behaviours in children...... or their peers for that matter.  So my principal and I found a team of animators to come in and start teaching them some basic skills.  My job was to organise it... get all the materials needed ready and set to go.......... and to do the catering.  (it's why they pay me the big bucks - cough cough) So this morning I got the materials ready including projector and screen (which I finally found in the back of a dusty cob webby cupboard) .......... found pens and paper....... and then ran to Tim Hortons to order 40 cups of coffee - 24 muffins - and 40 donut holes to help keep everyone fueled and awake.  I pick the lot up at 8 am on Monday. 

On the home front.......... eldest daughter has taken a HUGE step.  After being laid off (gotta love this recession) a year ago...... and working in a sex shop (she did extremely well selling the BDSM gear ......... LOL....... I would venture a guess she more than doubled their sales of the "good" stuff) then working for various companies on contract............. this week she has taken the steps to set up her own consulting firm.  I have fingers toes and eyes crossed that she can make this work..........instead of "Freedom 55" I am hoping she establishes "Freedom 36" and can become her own boss.


Youngest daughter is going through a battery of allergy tests.  She had a scary incident at work a couple of weeks ago.  Someone gave her a mandarin orange and within less than 5 minutes they were calling 911........ turns out she is now highly allergic to oranges .......... probably all citrus ... but the allergy tests will tell the full story.  The first part of the test was this week.......... and she found out she is allergic to cockroaches.  Joy oh joy!! You'd think they would have tested foods first.......... seeing as cockroaches aren't exactly an every day occurrence in her life. 

Tomorrow is Saturday and the infamous play party.  I am still working through in my head what to wear.  I have been feeling very fat just recently and am worried none of my corsets will still fit.  (le sigh) Though to be honest all my clothes still fit so why the corsets wouldn't is really beyond explanation.  Of course W has a slew of brand new pretty coloured rope........... maybe a body harness might work as my fetwear for Saturday???? ughhhhhhhhhhhhhh... but then I would definitely need to bring some clothing of some sort or another cause I will eventually "hit the wall" in a rope harness.......... and naked doesn't work for me........... not on any level...........

Now you are all up to date on this ......... that........ and the other thing.

1 comment:

Ordalie said...

You can consider yourself lucky that course was a useful one for a change!