Hi there from someone who will definitely be too warm tomorrow! Weather forecast promises degrees C and I'm wondering where I should go to get out of the heat. A nice riverside under shady trees would be nice but trying to shift hubs is a waste of time, especially on sports Saturday! Don't think DGS will go for it either - he wants to watch a movie.
It's been a week from hell for me - my colleague didn't come to work and the drs seem to have eased back into their usual tempo. I find we've had a lot of c-sections since Christmas, kind of a mini baby boom. I worked till midnight on Tuesday thanks to two emergency caesars, and stayed late again on Wednesday for a twin birth. Thank goodness, my UM took mercy on me and gave me Thursday off. Friday being my normal day off, it's been a nice extra long weekend for me. Next week we should be back to full staff complement, barring further absences due to illness.
DGS is back at school! I found a small private school, not too expensive, which specializes in rectifying gaps in education in children who are not doing well in the State schools. While DGS has not been failing, he certainly hasn't been attaining his full potential. This school encourages individuality and independent thought, and focuses solely on academic acheivement, unlike many of the State schools which are very sports oriented. I have great hopes that our boy will shine there.
I spent today getting all DGS's stationery and text books. There are still a few outstanding, but I've had to order them, there are none in stock at the educational bookstores. I need to do a bit of snooping around on the web and see if any are available in ebook format. Would make sense, wouldn't it, but one learns not to expect sense in our educational department.... Last year there was a huge stink when it came to light that thousands of learners in certain grades had not been supplied with their text books. Suspiciously, a "Govt-friendly" company had been awarded a tender to supply the books, and the Dept changed the syllabus, resulting in vast quantities of books having to be ordered from this company. A major scandal erupted when it was discovered that huge numbers of brand new text books from the previous syllabus had been destroyed in order to "make space" for the new books. There were calls for the Minister's head on a charger, but of course it came to nothing, and she's still in her high-paying job. Sometimes I find this country terribly depressing. The sufferers are the poorest of the poor, and there's precious little we can do to stop the abuse of our tax money. People who complain are called, depending on their background, "racist", "coconuts" or "counter-revolutionaries".
Ugh, I've whinged enough and I'm just making myself nauseous! Have a wonderful Friday!