Once I got my head around having to work all day today started out pretty well. The late finish meant a slightly later beginning giving me time to talk a more leisurely path this morning, stopping to admire the hazy beginning to the day. Ducks were making their early morning way from their overnight quarters on the canal to their favoured day time spot. The low sun cast a welcoming glow across the surface of the water, moving with the ripples and water drops falling from the overhanging trees. A little further along the moon hung low over the glowing red Autumn leaves. I made my way into work with my camera memory card a little more full with these glorious images, plus a few 35mm shots taken as well. By the time I got through the door my fingers were frozen but I was ready for the day. I thought.
At lunchtime I checked my mobile, as one does, especially when there is a strict moratorium on personal calls at work. School had been in touch, this always makes my heart stop a little. Over the years there have been so many calls telling us of horrible seizures I was almost afraid to get in touch. Thankfully there were no seizures, but a rather tetchy conversation. Suffice it for now that our daughter came home at lunchtime as the class teacher and school nurse deemed her too ill to stay. A visit to the doctor and a complete check-up concluded that she was in fine health with absolutely nothing amiss. At the moment I am seriously considering keeping her home tomorrow in case the school decides to do the same thing again. This is the second such call in a fortnight. I hope we are not going to have the run-ins we had when she pretended to hurt her ankle, school wouldn’t listen, despite us saying she was fine at home, her G.P. saying there was no problem until eventually a Consultant had to write to them that he had examined her and there was no issue with her ankle. There was however a child who was happy to be mollycoddled and offered a ride in a wheelchair.
Until then, a hot cup of tea, curl up on the sofa and hope that I misunderstood some of what was said by her teacher.Hoping you have peace and ease of mind today.
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