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Holy Canoly, Batman!

Yes, it's been awhile since I have last updated. In all honesty, I'm bloody tired. I have been doing school, meetings, Grease rehearsals (which starts tonight!), and any spare hours have been spent at hoo_baa_joo's to chill out. I'm so wiped out by the time I get home, I don't have the energy to turn on the computer, let alone write an entry or two. So, here are the highlights:

Grease starts tonight and ends Saturday night. If you live in my humble city, you better haul arse and see it! Really, the Grade 9 and 10s put on an amazing show!

Tuesday, the family cats were put down. I don't feel like talking about it anymore.

Issues are popping up in the class. One girl has been discontinued, and one boy will be discontinued on Monday. Unfortunately, the guy we are discontinuing is a great guy and I really like him. BUT... he does have an intimidating stance about him and is gang affiliated. For the safety of everyone else, it's time to let him go... which makes me sad....

Had a case conference with a girl's parents, mental health worker, social services worker, counselor, and so on. Holy problems! Nothing like some gang stuff, self harm, abuse, and possible sexual exploitation to keep things interesting. *sighs*

I have a little artist in my group this term. His life has been nothing but extreme violence and drugs (violence coming first). But, he shows great detail in the intricate bongs and AK47's that he draws. *rolls eyes* Creative teaching: get a local artist to "take him on" and teach him, getting admin to give him a possible art credit, and tricking the kid to having a positive male role model in his life. *grins* My student is excited about the idea of doing art (hey, he actually smiled today) and he will be taken out of class once a week starting at the end of the month to try it out. I have a feeling of only good things to come....

Spur of the moment decision: hoo_baa_joo and I are running away to Toronto at the end of the month. For less than $500, we got return air fare and hotels for 4 nights. Booked it last night. Super sweet! *looks around* Can't we go now?!?

And yes, I'm drastically behind in my marking. Yet again.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 4th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC)
Say hi to George while you're in Toronto. I'm jealous.

Bo Beri
Mar. 5th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
I hope I have the same luck that you did!
Mar. 5th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)
So I guess we won't be hanging out this spring break. Damn you and your new relationship! :-) Not to mention: Damn you and your available money to take a trip.

Hmmm. Maybe I hate you.

Although, you did send me a lotto ticket, so maybe I don't. Ok. I guess don't.

Have fun on your trip.
Mar. 5th, 2005 07:31 pm (UTC)
But baby.... you know you are the only one for me.... if you would only put out once in awhile....

*laughs* If you are around when we get back, you will be getting a harassing phone call.
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