Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Grateful


Last week was a tough week professionally.  A child (not even in my class) made an allegation against me that had to be investigated.  Even though I knew it was a totally false allegation it still worried me that I wouldn't be believed and I'd lose my job.  Luckily it was a reasonably quick investigation (2 days) and I was completely exonerated.  But it's left me very unsettled at work and if I'm honest, a bit resentful of the time and energy I've been putting into it. It feels like I'm not making a difference.

So I'm trying to focus on being grateful that I have a permanent post.  And I'm looking at the other areas of my life and being grateful that I am able to do other things.  I was looking at my garden at the weekend and thinking it looks terrible.  But on closer inspection I found my purple sprouting broccoli was, well sprouting 😎


My curly kale is hanging in there!


My leeks are fashionably baby size


And I found my rhubarb has started peeping through the weeds along the side of the polytunnel 


I made these egg muffins with the last 3 eggs from my chickens (they haven't produced any eggs in the last week or so), an end bit of sheep's cheese and some straggly spring onions.  They were really tasty!  Even though my chickens are freeloaders just now, I am grateful for their funny antics (and their eggs)

And finally, 6 years ago today I met my OH 💑 At the time we had both come out of long marriages and were single parents of our respective kids.  Neither of us knew at the time it would become a long term relationship.  It's not perfect especially as we're still running 2 houses and not living together yet but we do have very long terms for the future.  I'm grateful for what we have at the moment and I am looking forward to the next exciting chapter.

10 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear of your distress. Hope all goes well from now on. x

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    1. Thanks xxx.

      I just need to be stricter with myself about the time I spend on work related stuff. And spend more time on me

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  2. My Peony buds are peaking through, exciting times.

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  3. I hope action was taken against the child that made the false allegations. Sorry, kid or no kid they have to learn right from wrong. And good for you for going with the positive in your life rather than the negative. Anna

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    1. Nope, no action taken other than spoken to about 'making mistakes' when telling parents about events at school. At least the parents came directly to the head. I've had colleagues in the past have parents go straight to the education dept and the newspapers before they even knew there was an allegation.

      I'm working hard on the positives! xxx

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  4. Good the child was believed, but yes, now consequences are needed.
    You young wippersnappers are a year after us and we too still run two houses! (actually we are the same age :)

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    1. Same child the next day smeared brown paint all over the toilet cubicle to pretend it was poo!!! Very attention seeking child.

      Good to know we're not the only ones running 2 houses!!

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  5. My hens are freeloaders too. So sorry about your work worry. What an awful thing to happen. Very stressful for you.

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  6. Teaching is very stressful anyway without that too. Just need to learn to de stress better xxx

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