Sometimes I wonder about the point of updating this space on a weekly basis when nothing happens in my life!
This was another usual boring week where the highlight was going to the library. I have started reading more in the last month, but had to scale down my reading challenge for the year so that I can actually hit it.
Yesterday, I was hit by a sudden cough which has now moved to a raging cold and a bad throat. Feeling sick and sleepy all at the same time!
Last week I was super frustrated that GG’s school did not confirm her subject combination. On Monday we went to both schools to buy uniforms and books, but again I could not speak to the teacher who was handling this issue since they were all out. She later called me and asked me to wait till Thursday since they were doing the appeals for the cohort. I waited and waited for her to call me and then when I called her on Friday it was to know that GG had to go to school that day! We didn’t know about this, but the news was good – GG got the subject combination she wanted! So she will be doing English, Mother Tongue, E Maths, Combined Science, Pure History, Social Studies with Geography, Principles of Accounts (7 subjects in total). We should go tomorrow to school to confirm these subjects and finally buy the books!
This week is my father-in-law’s annual shradh. This is a ceremony we hold every year to propitiate and sate your ancestors. In my community, this is more strictly adhered to than other communities. Maybe I will do a post on this ritual one of these days.
It’s on to another week of hoping and praying all issues are resolved and things are happy!
GG’s school issues are not yet over! On Tuesday she went to school to find out about her subject combinations for next year and she was told her old stream subject combination (there, she has pretty much gotten all the subjects she had asked for), but her form teacher also asked her to see the Math HOD who mentioned to her that she may have to do a coursework subject since that’s the option available with Pure History. GG categorically told the HOD said she didn’t want to do any coursework subject and wanted to do the subject she had opted for instead. The HOD took that into consideration and said she will try and work out something. GG also didn’t get her holiday homework for the new stream subjects. The HOD was supposed to call and speak to me to explain everything but has not yet done so.
On Friday, GG and I went to her school to see if we could speak to the HOD, but we found all the HODs were in a full-day meeting and we could not speak to them. So I decided to see if we could speak to her form teacher (who was not the one who gave her the subject combination on Tuesday) and after we explained the situation to him, he asked me to send him a message detailing the issue and he will try and help us. I’ve done that and the form teacher has said he has passed it to the relevant people who will get back to me, hopefully, tomorrow. We’re also going to both schools tomorrow to purchase the books and uniforms (for BB as he transitions to full-length pants in Sec 3)
I’m also going to see if we can meet the HOD tomorrow and resolve this now rather than later.
The same old week. There’s literally nothing to add to last week.
With the great week we had with regards to the children doing well in school and getting the subjects of their choice, I really wanted the week to end on a high with some good news on my job search front too. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. Aah well, I’ll take what happiness I get!
I am hoping this week will have some positive news for me!