27 September 2013 @ 09:50 pm
Early morning dyke on bike on dyke  
No one cares about my daily commute I suppose, but the view was still too glorious not to share. I always get excited when it's misty outside, so so far my daily commutes last week have been great because of the great views.

This morning, twenty to eight (I was a bit late):






Other than that, there's not much going on at the moment, just a lot of exams and coming to terms with work. Full-time is a lot, and two of the groups that I teach are strangely bad at what they are doing, two groups are really good, thankfully, but this does mean that they need more to work with than the others and thus more preparation. School has eaten me alive.  
 
 
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[identity profile] minervas-eule.livejournal.com on September 29th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
The pictures are really gorgeous: how the sky is reflected in the water and the misty veil between the two... That is the one positive thing about the days getting shorter: just now one is able to catch an interesting time, sky-colour-wise, when getting up and to work.... But soon it will still be dark, sadly :-(
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Mothwing: Photo[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on September 29th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC)
I love that trip every day, but it's already becoming far too cold. And since I usually set out at 6:50 unless I'm late it's still dark outside, too. :(
At least it's been dry.
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[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on October 3rd, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
That is stunning.

Sorry to hear about school eating you alive. I'm not working even close to full-time and I feel all too thoroughly chewed. And spit out again, too, I suppose--although I think only half that is the kids.

*Snugs.*
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Mothwing: Photo[identity profile] mothwing.livejournal.com on October 4th, 2013 08:59 am (UTC)
I read your school entries with sympathy - I think it's normal in the first year, but if it doesn't get better, maybe it's not right.

In my job it's similar, though- teaching can be straining, but is the most fun part. It's the other stuff that usually pushes me over the edge - working with parents, the regulations, the political constraints, that sort of thing.

I really hope things are looking up in Kiwi-land. *hugs*
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[identity profile] cranky--crocus.livejournal.com on October 4th, 2013 02:52 pm (UTC)
I'm keeping that in mind--that if it doesn't get better, it may not be right. It's so bizarre because I'm not a real teacher, I'm an after school instructor...but the position is such a strange combination of teacher and counsellor (like, camp counsellor) that the footing is just awkward. It's by far the oddest job I've had.

Yes, that's it. The teaching can be straining--and the bad days are hard--but for the most part that's not the problem. It's all the other stuff.

Thank you! I hope things start looking up in Kiwi-land. They're not quite yet, but I'm hopeful. Especially if my hip pain could lay off for a bit. (It felt the need to remind me of its existence because I was just beginning to not be constantly teary-eyed over my dead dog.)
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