I’m usually pretty good with my photo of the day but I had a shitful day on Monday so I realised at about 9.30pm that I hadn’t taken one single photo that day.
We’d stayed the night before at The Surfer’s place which means an earlier start to get back here to get JJ ready for school. It’s not ideal but I do like the extra time I get to spend with The Surfer.
It was the first day back of the school term and JJ was out of sorts from the word go and we got into a huge argument about him cleaning his teeth. Upon reflection I probably should have let it go but it wasn’t until after I picked him up from school that afternoon that I realised that JJ was feeling anxious about going back to school.
A kid that started at the school last year that JJ didn’t get along at all well with has been away for the first term at a different place learning English from what I understand, or getting a better grip on it. He came back to JJ’s school and is in his class and a good friend of JJ”s lives next door to this kid so JJ’s kind of been dumped for the returning kid.
JJ’s upset about it and I wish kids were better at being inclusive but mostly they’re not and I think this is why he was out of sorts on Monday. Yesterday was much better and I’m sure they’ll all find their groove.
Also on Monday when I plugged my laptop in it didn’t recognise my internet signal. I spent ALL of Monday trying to sort it out to no avail and a lot of yesterday was wasted too. I tried a system restore, I also even reinstalled all the settings on the modem – all still to no avail.
This morning I changed one setting on the router – the channel setting – and voila it now works. It’s exactly the same setting as I was using Monday morning so goodness knows why it didn’t work then!
Fortunately I’ve got my old laptop so all was not lost with me being able to get online and of course that could still see my modem so I was wired to the outside world.
I’ve also been feeling dejected again about the work front. Everyone keeps saying that I will get back into work but it’s been three months now and not much has happened. If anyone’s got any suggestions about reading I can do to turn my dejectedness and sometimes negativity into something a lot more useful I’m all ears.