So, yesterday (June 21st) was the shortest day here, and we are nearly halfway through the year. How did that happen!
I have had a lot going on since we returned from our trip around the South Island. On my first day back at work I received a text from someone I had caught up with while we were away. She asked if I was interested in applying for a full time job in the Department of Conservation (DOC) head office in Wellington. I had not been looking for a new job but it was too good an opportunity to pass up.
To cut a long story short, I ended up applying for the job and was short listed for an interview. I didn’t get the job in the finish, but all the preparation took a lot of time and energy. The whole process was rather unsettling.
Running alongside all this I have had a deadline looming in my current job. (I have mentioned before that I am a Teacher Aide at our local high school.) I have been working with two boys in a special course. My colleague and I are due to drive to Palmerston North this coming Thursday (June 27th) to present their work for external moderation. It is the first time I have done this and there has been a huge amount of work involved in it.
On a lighter note, one of my other students recently gave me a small cross stitch kit. It features a kereru, our native wood pigeon. I had Tuesday off this week, after my boss sent me home at lunch time on Monday, to try to shake off a cold. I decided the cross stitch was just the thing to help me take some time out. It shouldn’t take long, especially once the meeting on Thursday is out of the way. I will post a photo when it’s finished.