I know I announced the first rain a couple of weeks ago but that was one short storm and then it stopped. Since then we've had major uncontrollable fires all over Israel resulting in over 1,000 homes being destroyed or damaged. A big part of the problem was that everything was still so dry from the summer.
Today the heavens really opened. I hope the trees and the land got as soaked as I did on the way home this afternoon.
There's nothing like a raging storm outside when you're safe and warm inside and no reason to leave the house until tomorrow. Lovely.
I had some problems at work which were making me seriously consider how much notice a teacher needs to give in order to leave a teaching post in the middle of the year.
This week they sorted out the glitch in my contract that meant I was being paid for 8 hours a month less than I was actually teaching. Entering the third month of this, it was adding up to quite a sum of unpaid work.
And the problematic class that was making me miserable has been re-distributed and disciplined which makes life a whole lot easier. It turns out that the behaviour problems weren't only in my classes but across the board. Phew.
Today I breezed through the school day and it was all rather calm and pleasant.
My friend took some photos of last week's gleaning which were much better than mine so I'm including them here. It's a good job her birthday wasn't one week later or we'd have had to cancel. (Or go in the rain, but nobody does anything in the rain here.)
It's DD's birthday on Sunday. Eight already. Nothing baby about an eight year old. I find this exciting and also a little sad. However, she's still young enough that she's always up for a cuddle and still says cute things.
Lakes Single Mum, for the month of December.