12.06.2013

I ♡ weekend

I am exhausted and my back is torturing me. This weekend is pretty much gonna be spent trying to relax from this whole move. This has been a very hard week. I haven't been able to achieve half of my to-do list : finishing the unpacking, setting up the girls in school - my poor 8th grader Inès is school-less and I am now desperately looking for private school options since no middle school in San Francisco can accept her - except a very "crappy" one. Ah, I need to find some strength to stay positive and optimistic. Any recipe you'd like to share with me? 
Wishing you a great relaxing weekend. We may put up a Christmas tree to cheer us up... Even if it's chaos all around us, decorating a Christmas tree with my girls and listening to holiday music might be just what I need. Wishing you a relaxing and joyful weekend. Xo, Si-

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Je suis crevée, et mon dos me fait un mal de chien. Ce weekend, je vais le passer à essayer de me détendre et dé-stresser. La semaine a été très difficile. Je n'ai pas réussi à faire la moitié des tâches : terminer de déballer les cartons, inscrire mes filles dans des collèges. Ma pauvre Inès n'a pas de place en école publique - une place dans une école mais dans un quartier très mal fréquenté et à un niveau très bas. Alors je me suis lancée dans une recherche d'école privée - même si ce n'est pas ce en quoi je crois en terme d'éducation. 
J'ai besoin de me ressourcer et de retrouver une énergie positive. Si vous avez une recette pour retrouver la patate, je suis preneuse. Je vous souhaite une weekend reposant et réconfortant. Je pense que nous allons aller acheter un sapin et le décorer. Ce n'est pas une priorite, mais passer du temps à decorer un arbre de Noel avec mes filles en écoutant des chants de Noel, ça nous fera à tous du bien, meme si c'est le grand bazar autour de nous. Je vous souhaite un bon weekend. Bise, Si-


12 Comments:

  1. I hope you get some down time this weekend! Moving is so hard.

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  2. Rest. Find some quiet time. Drink warm beverages. And then:

    Before you opt for one of the $$$ private schools, see if Parents For Public Schools San
    Francisco (http://www.ppssf.org/) have any suggestions to get around the seemingly impossible SF enrollment issue. You might also consider joining NextDoor for your neighborhood. You can then post your plea for help/advice to your neighbors (as well as any of the surrounding neighborhoods that you choose)

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    1. Oh, thank you Rachel! I just signed up to the ppssf community. I will also look into the other link. Fingers crossed. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this information with me. Much appreciated. Now, off to relax a bit :)
      Merci beaucoup Rachel!

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  3. En dehors de faire un bon break, malgré les cartons, la poussière, reprendre des forces en dormant bien, il n'y a pas d'autres solutions. Attention, parce que la fatigue entraine d'autres faiblesses et donne accès à des microbes dont on se passerait bien et qui amenuisent encore un peu plus les forces. Non, un bon week-end de repos, de vrai repos, permet d'y voir plus clair après.
    Un vrai bon repos, voilà ma prescription.
    Courage.
    Amitiés de Fine.

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  4. Valérie { Atelier rue verte }December 7, 2013 at 5:59 AM

    J'espère que tout va s'arranger? Tu as raison du repos, un bon après-midi à décorer le sapin, même si ce n'est pas une priorité cela fait toujours un bien fou et mets du baume au coeur. Je croise les doigts, j'espère que tu vas trouver une école qui te convienne pour ta fille. Bises à toute ta famille :))

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  5. Moving is so hard…best of luck….& happy Christmas tree decorating!

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  6. Big transitions of life require us to put up the STOP sign some times. So frustrating when the TO DO lists mount and take twice as long as we'd planned. I grew up in San Francisco. My heart is still there and my body merely 40 minutes south. My mother was an educator and yet the public schools in the city present a real challenge. This weekend, give yourself a breather to allow your mind the chance to think outside the box and see what is possible without taking action until Monday. These freezing temps dictate staying inside right now any way :) Much peace, Yvonne

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  7. I would suggest yoga. Started doing it few days ago, at home - even in the most stressful situations I feel my body relax and my breathing calming down. It’s really great and also helps with any pains you might have. I suggest Yoga with Adriene, she has a channel on youtube and she is a bubbly positivism ball. It should help A LOT!

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  8. I hope the weekend was good to you and that you are now ready for battle :) If all else fails, you MIGHT want to try something that worked for me when I was trying to enroll my niece in an SF public school. It was mid-year and we wanted to enroll her at the school that was geographically closest to our house. Having been told by the district that there was no hope of placement, I made an appointment directly with the school’s principal to plead my case ---and it worked! I don’t know if this is considered good form or not and I’m sure it would not yield the same results at one of the higher echelon schools like Lowell but it might be a tactic to consider, if not for your first choice, at least for a choice that ranks above the only one you’ve been offered. Bonne chance!

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    1. Thank you so so much Rachel! I tried this tactic, but it still failed. Inès is on a wait list, and the school or the district tells me there might be a room after the holiday break. The morale is much better this week, and I put my boxing gloves on!
      Thank you so much for cheering me up! Peace and light to you!

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