Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I am so excited! This is the first time I have ever got a first ribbon at any school athletic event ever! Swimming, plenty. Aths, never!

I came first in Staff Discus for Ladies(!). I faulted on my first throw, got 12.4m on my 2nd (which would have won it by 20cm anyway) and in a terribly inelegant third throw piffed it 15.5m! Ok, there were only 3 of us, but I still came first. I may even wear the ribbon for the rest of the week!

I am writing this between drafts of my essay that is due today... I got into work really early and worked on the draft for a bit. I printed it and took it to aths with me to edit pen and paper style (Ok, I took my lap top too in case I got time to edit it before I had to supervise events). So, i'm sitting up in the stands next to some year 9 boys I taught science to last year. They wanted to know what I was doing, so we had a chat about me being (or trying to be) a librarian and what I had to do to become one. After that if was staring into space or watching the races they boys would tell me to get back to work. When I came back from a quick pit stop they told me to get back to work. They asked if I was finished yet. They told me I was doing working well and doing good work. It was a VERY interesting experience to have all the words you use in the classroom given back to you. I think they rather enjoyed it (as did I) and I guess I got to model some good learning behaviours.

I got a little of it edited on the computer and have finished that draft now... so as it is printed now I should be back to work... sigh.

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