Saturday, December 18, 2010
I didn't sleep well, kept waking up. At one point, I reassured myself there was no school today, so I could sleep. Then I woke and it was 15 to 9 and I had told the workmen they could call me between 8:30 and 9, so I rushed to eat and shower and then they never did call me at all.. I read a little, I decided what we'd have for supper and I rooted through boxes looking for certain Christmas stuff I can't find, but I have enough, so not to worry about.
There's got to be about 14 inches of snow on the roof nest door, and luckily, I got stuck trying to back out of yard, but I got out of it...
Here's the poem, I know it is sad, but too special not to share.
MY FIRST CHRISTMAS IN HEAVEN
I see the countless Christmas trees around the world below
With tiny lights, like heaven's stars, reflecting on the snow
The sight is so spectacular, please wipe away the tear
For I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many Christmas songs that people hold so dear
But the sounds of music can't compare with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you, the joy their voices bring,
For it is beyond description, to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me, I see the pain inside your heart
But I am not so far away, We really aren't apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones, You know I hold you dear.
And be glad I'm spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift, from my heavely home above,
I sent you each a memory of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious than pure gold.
It was always most important in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other, as my Father said to do.
For I can't count the blessing or love he has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with Jesus Christ this year.
(This poem written by Ben, a 13 y.o. who fought brain tumor for 4 years and died just before Christmas... He gave this poem to his mom before he died.)
Friday, December 17, 2010
So it's 11am and I am at school... We have workmen in this weekend and every one else is gone to town so I had to come over and open the school. Figured I had to get dressed and come out in the cold, I may as well stop and use high speed. I've been up since 8:30 and did dishes, had breakfast and read 50 pages in my new book by Kristin Hannah. Hadn't had my bubble bath I wasa planning, but can do that later. Since they're working in the gym, can't go walking there either.... I was actually seriously doing that the other day.
Well, I could be planning things for next week, but what's the point... it will probably be practice ALL DAY on Monday and then finally, the end, it's over... Can't imagine why many kids will even come to school on Tues. and Wed and some parents have said they won't.... I may have to look tonite for another Christmas box, I know we haven't found all my stuff....
So, believe it of not I am at the school with nothing to do! Ha! I'm sure if I look hard enough I could get started on something... so must go put my brains to work and see what I can come up with. Since I will be going to the city most of the break, I could even get pre-panned for the new year... maybe some booklets copied, makes life easier for me and the students....
Have a great weekend all!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I really did... I mean it!! And I mean too that I was sleeping by very shortly after that. Man, did I need it.... I feel like I could use another long nite like that tonite after today!!! Only Monday, then the practices are over and the END!!! (I hope) I can'e even begin to imagine what Monday will be like.... tempers are flaring.....
Well, back to last nite, I had a healthy supper... frozen lasagna that tasted so good I was going to go back and finish off the second portion, but I controlled my self (somewhat) I ate a couple spoonfuls and then I made up a frozen meal for my lunches with the rest and added some frozen edame beans to it... I can't believe how easy it is to have lunches ready these days... it never seemed easy before... And since they are being frozen, (I guess having the microwave in my classroom is what really helps) I just add some frozen veggies with whatever I am freezing, and voila a meal... add a yogurt and a fruit and I'm good to go..
Then, after supper I was thinking, I did well, considering the choices I had, at lunch and at supper, so the only option was to get to bed, so I wouldn't eat all nite... I watched Coronation Street, read a chapter and off to sleep I went. I woke about 12:30 and put away the laundry dh had done, had to fill my pill boxes to take last nite's meds and surprisingly enough, I did go back to sleep after that.... I woke with the alarm and my body was creaky, guess the long bus ride yesterday... But, I made it.
One more day....... I wish I could wake up and it would be Tuesday, or better still Weds. afternoon when school is over! Oh well, must hang in there a little longer. I have my friends to thank for their understandign and encouragement. I have to admit I went back and re-read Pat's message today (with the new pic) cuz I thought was someone else....
I'm at school on highspeed, but must finish off before it gets dark so I can go home... No school tomorrow, Whew!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tomorrow we have another practice, hopefully with the costumes etc. this time and figuring out the logistics of getting kids changed from one costume to another with no facilities. And Friday is a Family Friday, so hopefully we won't get called in just for a practice....joking!!! So Monday, we practice and finally the performance on Monday nite.....Yea, can't be soon enough.
So today, we practiced from 9 to 11 today and then went for our outing and lunch and Santa... It was interesting to see I sat with the "infamous bad boy of the school" and we must have finally found his off button, cuz he went to sleep. Made me smile to see his little angelic face without his legs in motion!!
So, the lunch was hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza and french fries and a cup cake and ice cream. I did try... I asked for the hamburger pattie without the bun (and I only ate 1/2 of it) and a small fries and a slice of pizza(but they were so good). then I had a diet ginger ale and an ice cream cone only.... 1 scoop too! Monty can take the credit for hat assuring me I could go out and still eat in a healthy portion. So, for all, I didn't do bad there. Now, if I could only make it through the evening without anesthetizing myself with food. Had another late nite, so I'm tired and being out of our normal pattern is tiring. We were at the gym on our outing and I did a bicycle ride for 3 Km or mi - don;'t know which one.
So, we dropped off kids at their house and dropped teachers at school. I couldn't get on the internet, so I just came home. It's weird how usually there were no teachers staying after school and now when we have no planning to do, they are staying late. I can't help but think there is something someone has neglected to tell me that needs to be done.
Well, sparking on dial up tonite.. it's really snowing so I'm not going anywhere... thank you my friends for empathizing with me and acknowledging that this is above and beyond and I am in my right mind thinking it.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Today we went to the hall at 12:45 and didn't return till 2:50... that 's a long time to keep little kids occupied... when part of the time they are waiting for their turn to dance to come around. We had a big Christmas tree coloring page to do and then we played Duck, Duck, Goose. We made it almost to the end of the day and one kid punched the other one in the nose on the walk back.... We survived...
Then we had a pow wow, where I had a talk with them about their behaviour and then got them to votes Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down on the pictures and rewarded them with a candy cane... it was the end of the day, so parents would have to deal with the sugar....
So, that was today... tomorrow... we will have our O Canada and opening prayer and eat breakfast and head over to the hall at 8:45... Then we have to go out ot the oil company who is putting on a Christmas party for us... they will have a meal with cake and ice cream and a big present for each child.... It is almost a 45 minute drive there, so we will drop the kids off at their homes when we come back.... Another day filled with learning.....
So, I'm just going to do a little sparking and head home, there's nothing to prep for tomorrow... there basically is no school day tomorrow...
Christmas concert can't come soon enough!!
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