I finished work two months ago - boy has that time gone fast.
It's 8.45 am and already 90% humidity - I might be buying a paddling pool for my birthday in 2 days! We have had stunning weather for days and days - summer has arrived with a bang!
I'm stoked this morning - Massey University e-mailed asking permission to use my Educational Psychology essays and other work as exemplars in their 2018 classes - isn't that an awesome validation of my writing skills? I'm waiting for my final grade, so I can get the graduation process underway and Massey credentials over to the University of Auckland for my teaching study in 2018.
The lecturer e-mailed me again and said "I hope you are intending to go the ed psych route" - that made me giggle! Let's just get the teaching thing out of the way first....
And at 2.21pm - one of my final grades has been changed to an A- for Issues in Maori Education. My other paper - Family, Intimacy and Domestic Life is an A grade, so I'm doing fab so far!
I think Christmas might be a right off this year - the eldest has a second job, and is scheduled to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day, day after New Years day (still a public holiday here) - 4 days a week for the next two months. Working all these days is good money plus a day in lieu for most of those days being public holidays.
And the twin brother has broken his leg playing hockey, so he won't be driving anywhere (lives 3 hours away) and since we won't be either... oh well. I'd run away every year if I had my way with just the 5 of us.... And I'm not sure what the rest of the family is doing - doesn't it make it so hard with multiple families to fit in? (found out my parents will be down south, so it won't be happening as we won't be travelling) - I'm not really that into it at the moment! Hate the spending of money on stuff that nobody needs, currently going through a "don't do religion" stage... i need to find some spirit somewhere !!!! THIS really appeals to me......
I spent the day with an aunt on Monday and came home with this gorgeous bag which she had stitched -