WOW just found my site again.
It’s been years since my last post.
I am teaching full-time perm. great little school.
Didn’t 2020 send us a curveball?
First-term started all great.
week 4 found out I needed major knee surgery. Was able to book it for week 8. Meaning week 8-10 I was off on leave.
Covid-19 was shutting everything down, anxiety crept in. Went in on the 24th of march to have a knee replacement. Woke the next day still delirious on drugs to find out work has closed. No students are at school and all teachers are doing online learning.
Finally home after 5 days in the hospital. Iceman was my best friend.
Week one was dam hard but week 2 was even harder.
by week 3 I was off medication pretty much all day but nights were still hard.
Week 4 I was doing everything I needed to, was able to walk well didn’t =need ice as much, and was able to think about going back to work in week 1 term 2.
This brought on another problem, due to RONA I had to have a pass to get through the border. every week applying online to get a new pass, traveling to work was fine but coming home left me sitting in traffic from1 hour up to 2-3 hours. Made a really long day.
Term 2 went by with massive changes to work and how we worked, no face to face meetings, no parents onsite, no parent helpers nothing.
term 3 came and went in the same format.
term 4 some changes but not many. year 6 graduation totally changed, end of year fun days canceled, and no overnight trips for the kids.
If Covid was not enough we also had rain, yep rain over 1000ml of rain in 2 days. The last week of term 4 was a washout. spent 2 days at another school as I couldn’t get to mine, third day was ok, got to school but the last day was washed out by 11am. The trip home took 2 hours due to rain and water on the roads.
Today is the first day of the holidays, I am thinking of applying to QLD to teach as the drive isn’t so much getting to me but I feel I need a change.
I am sure the 6 weeks break from driving will not be hard to take.
anyway all have a great Christmas and look forward to finding this again one day. xoxox