Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Some good news

I brought Rusty to the vet this morning and doc says the infection in his right eye has completely cleared. Except for specks of dried blood, the eye is no longer inflammed though it is already luxated meaning he is blind in that eye.

The good news is he doesn't have to go back to the vet anymore unless (touch wood) something else crops up. For now, I'll just have to apply eye drop daily until the bottle is empty.

Another piece of good news has something to do with the box of vegetable (lady's finger/okra) seedlings below. My colleague grew these by our office window sill and while mulling over what to do with them, I received a message from Petunia.

A school is looking for someone to help supervise their kids in the school vegetable garden and she thinks I may be interested in the job. Why, of course! Gardening is in my blood and I'm always trying to get more kids involved in this activity. So I quickly signed up as a volunteer.

I had a really good chat with the teacher and I'm so excited to start. You see, this school has an excellent after-school programme called School of Joy which provides a creative and non-routine classroom environment to educate and nurture pupils on the importance of character building, lifeskills, social entrepreneur skills and academic excellence.

I was told a small group of kids (10 to 11-year old) who do not do well academically are taught skills like baking, gardening etc. Everyday, after school, they don their gardening gloves or apron and participate in meaningful activities instead of loitering around in the malls.

Don't you think the school is doing a fantastic job? I am so happy to be a part of this. The teacher was worried that I may not be able to handle 24 hyperactive kids but I'm game to try. I'll be meeting up with the teacher this Thursday for a discussion and have a look-see. If everything goes well, I'll be digging around with little kids every Wednesday afternoon.

I'll be bringing along my box of seedlings to contribute to the school garden. Oh, this is going to be fun, and so meaningful too.

11 comments:

petunialee said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! I am so happy for you!!

charlie hotel said...

Good for you!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

i'm also happy to hear it too! *HUGZ*

The World According To Me said...

That is a very worthwhile activity to be involved with. Glad Rusty doesn't have to keep visiting the vets too.

Burcu said...

Oh that's great Blur, i am sure that you gonna manage it well!
Believe me it will be so much fun.
I am planning to work as well in a school here in Northwich as a teaching assistant (i need to start in primary school first) and i can't wait it to come true.
Whatever it is, nothing can be better than teaching or getting children's attention to something.

Good luck, good luck, good luck :)

Blur Ting said...

Petunia - I must thank you first!

Blur Ting said...

CH - Heh heh. It sounds like fun.

Blur Ting said...

Fry - I like gardening and I like kids = :-)

Blur Ting said...

World - Indeed! I think Rusty may miss his vet. She adores him!

Blur Ting said...

Burcu - Wah, that sounds great! You'll be with young kids all day, which could be tiring. Take care and have loads of fun!

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