Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A day at a time

Hello, friends.
We're facing cold, rainy days and nights here in Petropolis. Nothing new during Winter time... Even under water this town is beautiful.
We're living a day at a time, and I have my mind full of things to decide and to run after. On Monday I went to a school close to home, the same where my sisters , as well as my two nephews and one niece studied, to talk to the principal about  giving Lucas a monthly discount or a scholarship. It's a catholic school, but with non-catholic teachers and a good curriculum... I sniff at it, but in my case, I can't choose too much. This school is a good one, with a good price and close to home, and as I don't want to put Lucas at a public school, it will have to be the one. Alas. I have to fill in a questionaire about my financial condition, to hand-write a letter explainig why I need the scholarship so the school's social worker can evaluate my case and see what they can give me. Fingers crossed, I need the best discount possible! I know the help Rodrigo will give is little, and I simply can't demand more, because I know their situation (which was ours so little tie before) is not good, so I need to go after what I need here without expectations and without depending on others.
One good thing is that I already have one student to teach English next month. It's a friend's 11-year-old son, and we'll start lessons in the beginning of September. It's a start! :o)
I have a migraine this morning, grrrr... But nothing too bad, just the usual one, already took some medicine - blame on the chocolate cake I ate last night on my nephew's b-day - my late sister's son, he didn't want a party, just the cake without Happy Birthday song. We respected his will, and had a calm family reunion between mom, me, Lucas, my other nephew Davi and Sonia, mom's old friend. I ate two slices of that delicious cake, and now I'm paying the price... no regrets, though... : p
So, things are slowly going back to tracks. I still have a very long road to walk until feeling my life stablished agian, but at least I'm in motion.
Hope everybody have a great day, see you soon.

12 comentários:

KrisMrsBBradley said...

I'm sending you and Lucas so much love and positive vibes! You guys deserve to have an easy road, and I'm so very sorry that you're having to struggle right now.

I am glad that you are with family and have their support, though. You're a strong, smart woman, and I know you'll do well, where ever you are!


Anonymous said...

Nydia...good to hear that things seem to be calming for you. You are so right in taking things one day at a time. Regarding the Catholic school, I made a really tough decision to go to a Catholic University because of the location, price and program it offered. I was not sure because of the big difference in religious thought, but it really turned out ok and I have no regrets. But I certainly understand your dilemma in choosing a religious school for Lucas when their beliefs are so different from your own. Keep up the good work, you WILL make it through this!


Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Catholic schools tend to be very good in academics, at least here -- ours was filled with people from all faiths who were escaping from the terrible public schools -- we had Jews, Muslims, freethinkers, Protestants, Buddhists, and a few Catholics, too LOL...hope you get a big scholarship for Lucas...Nydia email me, I have a few books, very old-fashioned storybooks, that I think would be GREAT for teaching English, the stories in them are for beginning readers and they are delightful...I don't have your Petropolis address...penniwig at gmail

Dani said...

We are with you my friend! If it helps, despite my parents divorce we children all have a very good relationship with both parents and now our parents are friends. My dad and stepdad are even good friends!

Tori said...

At least things are looking up! I hope you get the scholarship for Lucas. He deserves a good school!

Best of luck. <3

Janet said...

I'm sending lots of good thoughts your way and hope that Lucas gets a good scholarship.

And I'm sure your first student will only be the beginning. Before you know it you will be so busy you won't know how to handle them all!

Mama Kelly of 2 Witches Blog said...

Crossing fingers and toes for a large scholarship so you have one less worry. Hugs to you and to Lucas!!

Patty said...

I am glad things are going good so far. I have my fingers crossed that you get Lucus into school at a price that is comfortble for you.
Also it is great that you got a student, I know you are happy that you will have a little money to call your own.

Anonymous said...

It is a start and a hopeful one. Religious schools give me the dithers but I understand Brazil is pretty eclectic when it comes to belief systems so perhaps they are more open minded than here.
Beware the chocs - I don't suffer migraine as result, just weight.Love to you both, and Blessings.

Marcia said...

I'm so sorry to hear all this but I'm glad you chose what was best for you and Lucas. J and I's relationship is very rocky all the time. We've been together on and off for 8 years now and I'm just not sure we'll ever be in a great place again. We're still together, but I feel like a single mom and he and I barely speak anymore. You are a strong woman and a great mom. Best wishes for you and Lucas!

Besos! :-)

This Guy said...

Nydia, you and Lucas are always in my thoughts. I am sending you two LOTS AND LOTS of hugs and love!

I've got my fingers (and toes) crossed for Lucas' school application, hopefully they give you a REALLY good discount on the school. Education is so important and he is SUCH an amazingly bright young man, I know he will excel, especially with a dedicated and caring mom like you!!

I hope your migraine is feeling better soon! ;)

Love and blessings,
Bret =)

Anonymous said...

Ours is an envionment where evil is perceived to be rewarded while good is punished. As with everything the Gods have a reason for creating this perception::::
People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON'T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
EVERYBODY pays for what they do wrong, only evil people must wait until their next life before they will experience the wrath of the Gods, manifested in their reincarnation as a lower form of life into environments with increased/enhanced temptations.
Sadly, this allows the Gods to position this perception of evil rewarded as temptation, one which they use as an EXTREMELY effective corruptor.

Both Africa and the Medittereanean are regions which have sexual issues. This is a sign of morbid disfavor once you understand that females are the God's favored gender. Muhammad's (Mohammed's) polygamy halfway through his life as a prophet was preditory. Now a huge percentage of Muslims believes in male superiority and that the abuse of women is God's will. Female genital mutilation is still practiced in Africa. Black misogyny is the most eggregious example in the recent past.
Black member size is temptation to a predisposed population.
The patriarchal cancer spread throughout Europe because of Christianity, of which the majority of policy makers were Italian men.

Militancy in Africa is consistant with the Iraqi example, as was slavery and the KKK here in America:::Fear enforces proper behavior. Without it we see what happens as a result of gross/morbid disfavor:::::AIDS, crack babies, dead young men in gangland retaliation killings. This is the purpose behind many black's historical tendancy towards resistance.
The same principle was true in Europe and throughout the world for centuries:::People whom lived under iron fists were conditioned to think the right way. As a result they experienced higher numbers of children accend into heaven because they were taught to think and behave appropriately. Our preditory envionment of "freedom" was the primary purpose the Gods had when implimenting this strategy that is the United States, one which they used to spred the cancer of democracy and westernization throughout the world. And the Gods use this tool that is America to prey on the disfavored both at home and abroad.

Even the Old Testiment is not to be taken literally, but the Gods do offer clues throughout to help the disfavored:::The apple is a tool of temptation used to corrupt Adam and Eve and cast them out of the Garden of Eden.
There is another lesson to be learned from this passage, and it is quite similar to the vailing issue and the discourse over women's attire which ultimately died in the 70s:::Women are responsible for and control the fate of mankind.

Think about what I say. Consider what I teach. Society is going to become disturbingly ugly as we approach the Apocalypse due to spiralling, runaway disfavor.
I do not know when this will occurr, but it is the God's way to grant some time before they end on Planet Earth.
Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their "investment".
Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God's awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God's temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.

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