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Study group at Liz’s

I arrived a bit early at my class this Friday but found only six students and a transcription Aider person there.  Ann Marie did not arrive at all, so I had to e-mail my assignment and put it in the post when I got home.

We decided to go to Liz’s unit for a study group to tackle the Job Description assignment which is due in less than three weeks.  Mandy, Kay, Liz and I all discussed the questions and read through the Community Support Worker and Case Worker job profiles in detail with lots of stories and questions.  We worked through lunch and finished at 2pm.  So it was a good day’s study.

I felt inspired to complete the assignment early, which I hope to do either Saturday (today) or early next week.  There are a couple of other papers and reports to write, though, so I will be busy.

Mandy has lived in South Africa and Kay’s family is from there, too.  I have visited my Uncle in Johannesburg, so we had a few things to share. 

When I arrived home, I made an electronic copy of my assignment, saved it to Dropbox and sent the links by e-mail to Ann-Marie.  I also posted the hardcopy, which fitted in an envelope, so it was easy to do.

Then I went to the chemist to look for eye drops, as I have a vein that is showing in the white of my eye.  However, she said it would clear up on its own and not to worry too much.  I have had it once before without any problems.

Oh well, it is Mother’s Day tomorrow week.  I have a card and gave my Mum a trial set of A-F33, the new Avon wrinkle cream which has been on the television in current affairs and morning shows.  Hopefully, we will take a before and after photograph to see if there is any effect on extreme wrinkles. 

In the meantime, I will ask her to stop by the garden shop on the way to pick up our Pizza oven today.  I might find some nice flowers growing in a small pot that she would like.

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Teaching Rehearsal Underway

Yesterday morning I was talking to my Mum about a project I am doing.  It involves teaching a session to at least three people and having them fill in a feed-back form.  This might seem like a simple task, but not at first attempt.

Social media is hopeless for recruiting people as most people I know are only on the internet every second or third week.  Neighbours have their family events, like new born babies suddenly arriving.  Friends have “life” events like the sudden passing away of grandparents and others.

Surprisingly, by the afternoon there was a solution.  Kit had called to say that Jim was in an accident.  They had been driving home from a lunch with friends when he fell asleep and drove into a telegraph pole.  Mum took Kit to the hospital to see him, as she could not drive there.  While she was talking to Kit, Mum told her about my project.  Strangely enough, Kit and her granddaughter are waiting around for news of Jim’s operation on his ankles and would like to fill in some forms and take their minds off the accident.

Mum called me when I was on the bus, coming back from an appointment in the CBD.  I was stunned at how quickly things had fallen into place and shocked that Jim had to suffer so much just for falling asleep.

Jim needs plates in his ankles.  Another candidate for rehabilitation!!! I can see this being an opportunity born out of calamity!  He is a very social person, past president of the local Irish Club and active in the local Parish church.  He has also tirelessly certified the photocopies of my documents for job applications over the years.

25 January 2013

The rehearsal went well and I finally have my three feedback sheets and even some worksheets from the mini-lesson.  It was fun to do and I met Jacqui, Kit’s granddaughter.  Mum and I dropped Jacqui off at a local college and took Kit to her physiotherapy appointment afterwards.  They don’t have a car at the moment due to the accident and Kit doesn’t drive.  Jacqui did not renew her licence as she has been teaching overseas.

Yesterday evening I sent off my assignment papers by e-mail and this morning received acknowledgement from Romy.  I was so thankful to have finished that one!  I also sent off some other papers that I had been working ahead with, so this course is allmost finished.  Finishing the last paper is really something to which I look forward with great anticipation.