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, and 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, and 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, so I will post a photo when it’s finished.