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10 October 2013 @ 12:24 am
I said multiple places that I was going to bed--and I was about to--but I wanted to post this.


  • I am getting a new set of (non-Albus-twinkly) lights sent to me for my bedroom.

  • I had a 'quiz' on multiple intelligences during the 'workshop' training thing we had today. I remembered 8 out of 7 of them (no, I didn't write that incorrectly; I remembered more than I was supposed to, apparently, although there are now 9 or something).

  • I had to write an incident report because my student endearingly called me 'idiot' the other day. (Her tone and intent were not mean; she used it much the way I would with my family, which is a sort of "you're doing something silly/stupid but I love you for it".) Trying to deal with it delicately and get across that the language is unacceptable, that her impact was different from her intent, but still acknowledge that she was trying to express her appreciation--which I appreciate--even if she needs to be more aware of her language. (She spends a lot of time around adults. She's a snarky and brilliant and I love her.)

  • Homework time was way less hectic. And I had a volunteer to help me. Yay.

  • Marshmallows are sticky. Toothpicks are annoying. Next time, perhaps, gumdrops and coffee stirrers.

  • Going to the gym is exhausting. I forgot that my arms have weight of their own; now I am very well aware. I had never been to the gym--to actually use it--in my entire life. Here's to trying.

  • I need to get back on the time management horse before she leaves the stables again. I feel behind on absolutely everything. And tired a lot. But that is no excuse! Back to to-do-lists and making myself stick to them, at least enough that I get some stuff done while also having fun.

Now I may (as in, am permitted to) sleep. Three day weekend coming up. Pet/house-sitting each night of it from 7pm-7am, but that's not like doing it straight on through. Plus they have Netflix and a queue of lesbian flicks. And I love their dogs. And their bed is brilliant. And they're two of my favourite lesbians--they met at a softball game because one of them was dressed in a leopard-print leotard.

But most importantly: three days of weekend!

Please come to me, my dear friend. Let us become well acquainted.

[Crossposted from dreamwidth.]
Current Mood: hungryhungry
tt: I can't even think straighttwisted_twister on October 10th, 2013 06:08 am (UTC)
The 'idiot' incident report sounds like a very tricky thing. Did you have to report because there were witnesses or because it is supposed to be in the kid's file? Or in yours? I hope your bosses can see how sensitive you were being with your handling the situation.

Enjoy the long weekend!
Kiwi Crocus: TWW || Constance || Writing.cranky__crocus on October 12th, 2013 08:42 pm (UTC)
I had to report it because our Programme Director told me to. In a meeting, actually, using the student's name and directing me to write an incident report because it was "unacceptable". (I wasn't too pleased with that--mostly on my student's behalf. If I had decided to disclose that information to my colleagues it would have been fine; it shouldn't have been his decision.) I spoke with him later to explain that it was less drastic than he seemed to think based on the Executive Director's email.

It is supposed to be in the kid's file. That much I understand. This student does have a problem differentiating between language to use at home (more sophisticated sarcasm) and language to use in an after-school programme with kids her age; having a written history of it to refer to with parents is useful.

My Programme Director did understand how sensitive the issue was once I explained it and he understood why I didn't take the immediate "scold and report" issue, because it would have stomped on the student's affection, as well, and I think that would only breed resentment when we are otherwise making progress.

Thank you! I'm certainly trying to. :D
Miss M.miss_morland on October 10th, 2013 07:36 am (UTC)
Yay three-day weekend! Hope the dogs behave. <3
Kiwi Crocus: Women || Rachel and Dorothy.cranky__crocus on October 12th, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yaaaay! They're behaving well enough. The dog with dementia gets a bit tricky and bothersome sometimes, but he's still just a confused old sweetheart, even if he does keep me awake some.
CaroRulescarorules on October 10th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
Sounds tricky to deal with a kid using words in a way while they meant something else. I'm sure you handled it with care.

Hang in there, Thursday already!
Kiwi Crocus: TWW || Constance || Brewing-working.cranky__crocus on October 12th, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Was a bit tricky, yes. (: I handled it with as much care as I could!

Yaaay Saturday. Although I wish I had it to live over. :B Thankful to have Monday!