Sunday, July 02, 2006

#81 on meetings

Current mood – hot and tired
Current music – ‘Bird Land’ by Man Tran

I’ve had several meetings this week, some planned, some unplanned, some enjoyable and others not so. Here’s a digest of some of those comings together…

Readers of my spilling the beans on the Head Teacher at school and her alleged misleading of the Governors (I say ‘alleged’ because that’s what they say on Have I Got News For You to avoid legal actions in spite of what they may actually think) will be pleased to know I had an informal meeting with the Chair of Governors who told me it was all an administrative thing, not too worry, it’s all sorted now, don’t worry about, bullshit, bullshit, etcetera, etcetera. I’m still waiting for it all in writing and will let you know in due course dear readers. Later on a glance through the school diary to pick up some dates showed a meeting between the Head Teacher and Director of Children’s Services for tomorrow (Monday). I don’t know what it’s about but I can put 2 and 2 together.

I met with my new Head Teacher to sort out how my new job is going to work out. She seems like a lovely person (listens with fingers out of ears) and I’m so looking forward to starting in September.

A phone call from my big brother to say he was in town and wanted to stay over led to a nice meeting that included curry and wine and DVD’s and chat and more chat. It was a wonderful surprise and just what I needed after a shitty couple of days. Since then I’ve gone back to carry on repairing the fabric of my psyche as far as my Dad goes culminating in a very strange dream last night that started with my Dad taking me to football (something we only did a few times) through to me taking my sick uncle (now passed on) to football. Circe of life stuff. Sad but uplifting.

Saturday saw me meeting with the Greenbelt Programming group at Cheltenham that also included the wonderful Site Operations Group. It’s always exciting attending what will probably be the last programming group meeting before the big event itself and meeting with the site ops mob is always a special, if slightly odd experience. Given that most of my readers including one of people who inspired me to concoct this daily download of drivel are part of that very team, I should point out that by odd, I mean quirky in the most beautiful ‘northern exposuresque’ sense of the word. To be embraced by a group with such a close nit identity is strangely powerful. I’ve even learnt several nicknames.

Today I met with my church congregation to lead the service. It was hot, too hot and although I kept the service short and the liturgy simple, I also think (and this was the best meeting of all) that Jesus met with us too.


1 i z said...

Northern Exposure? More like Twin Peaks at times ;-)

And some the mad things your lot come up with (burning sheds? 17ft dustbin sculptures?), well to continue the TV programme analogy, it's a bit like watching an episode of Lost - you may not understand 'why?', but it's a total pleasure to watch!

Seriously though, it was lovely to see you at the weekend. Hopefully these joint meetings will help break down those barriers little by little, until we're one big happy Partridge Family.

As for nicknames, any that you heard for me are based on slander and unsubstantiated rumour and I refute every insinuation.

On the other hand Nick 'Smiley', does indeed smile a lot.

Take care hun!

Liz (aka the Log Lady)

sally said...

Good to see you too, and thank you for the special hug, and for being so forgiving about me slagging you off in blog land!!!!! I am glad you read it with the tongue in cheek spirit with which it was written. And well done about the school had to say it. Right on. Great to see the Prog team. I even had a conversation with Ollie, feels like a first!!!!

Anonymous said...

hiya mr g
its safa n rachel
this is a bit boring. liven it up
just kidding

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