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Chasing my tail already!

Day two of this shiny new year, and this morning I woke up in a sweat (it was warm overnight, but that's beside the point) with the faint memory of a December 4th deadline for ordering the older boys books for high school.

Books will only come to around $400 for both boys, but we have a budget of around $0... The school kids bonus is due in January, but after we pay $700 for the younger boys books (yes, really), and $600 towards the older boys fees, that'll leave maybe enough for some cheap shoes. We have no money for school uniform replacement items, but hopefully we'll find what we need in the hand-me-downs.

I was going to work on my resume today, but it's too hot for mum to get out here to give me some direction. So, instead I've been reviewing the writing units taught at Deakin so I have some idea of what I would like to be considered for teaching. Honestly, I'll teach anything. I want to say, 'Give me the dog unit, the one no one else wants!' We really need the income, but I really also need to just get into a classroom. This is what I've been working towards for years now. And we really need the income.

My head is very much still in holiday mode. I will be back in the office on Monday, one way or another, but that feels like an age away!

I have lots of stories to write and thankfully lots of ideas as well.

We had a chat with the boys about the work they need to be getting on with as well. Erik is doing three VCE level units this year (Maths, Studio Art, and Philosophy), so he is going to be very busy, he is also doing pre-VCE English, and an art elective.

Lukas didn't chose any VCE level classes this year, and I think that was very wise. This year he needs to learn some organisational skills and some autonomous time tabling skills as well.



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