It's been a rough week here.
Over the weekend I found out that a sparkfriend of several years had passed away. I wish I had known him better, but what I do know is that he was one of the kindest, most giving people I have ever met. Ever... Read more
I am finally making progress on my summer to do list. You know how I know? Because I feel like I've been working forever and the list is just getting longer. Before I started I was like "oh, I don't really have that much to do". Then I star... Read more
Real start of summer vacation
School's been out for a week now, but tomorrow is the first day of my real summer vacation. I was at the school every day last week, cleaning out my classroom and sitting on an interview committee. We have the bulk of the interviews completed ... Read more
More random - trying to build a plan
The school year is finally over. I'm always glad for summer vacation, but this year I'm just grateful that it's over. It's been a rough one. 2 students in particular made one of my classes really awful. I had some other tough students scatte... Read more
This and that - mostly about work
No real point to this, just trying to order my thoughts and find some perspective.
Today was a really long day at school. Most of my kids are pretty great, but my last class of the day is awful. There is no other way to put it. I can't g... Read more
5% winter challenge
Just a quick blog tonight for the winter pre-challenge challenge. There will be a longer, more personal one coming once I work out a way to vent in less that a book form.
This is a list of the challenges for the week & what I have(n't) don... Read more
This election - sheesh
The last couple days I posted a status about my neighbor's political sign practically in my yard. I meant to just share an eye roll with my spark friends but then I realized I'm bothered more than I thought. One of my spark friends told me to ... Read more
The hearing yesterday went as well as could be expected I guess. I didn't really know what to expect.
We met outside the court house a little bit before our appointment, went in and found the courtroom. We were asked to have a seat and th... Read more
I could use some good thoughts today
Well, today is the day. My divorce will be final. We have a final hearing in front of the judge at 1:30. It's only supposed to take about 15 minutes and it will all be official. This is not the path I would have chosen, but since that choice... Read more
How is it October already?
I am officially 6 weeks into a 37 week school year. I don't know how that happened, but wow. Each day seems to last a really long time, but the calendar pages are just flying by.
September was pretty much a wash for me. I didn't do any o... Read more
and jury duty too
Today was a really long day. Most of my students are pretty great, but the few that aren't were totally out of control today. I just couldn't get any traction and it was like being in the middle of a game of keep away. I would go to one kid a... Read more
End of summer
Wow, the summer just flew by! Here it is, time for another school year already.
As far as the weight loss front the summer was a complete bust. I'm up 15 pounds from spring break, and about 3 pounds over the last 8 weeks. I just couldn't... Read more
Mixed bag day
My son and I are having a mini-vacation. Sort of.
He has appts with his asthma specialist, eye doctor, and dentist this week. The first two are specialists and 3 hours from my house so are staying at my folks' house. They are on a vaca... Read more
Easier stuff today
I'm totally lacking motivation, so I'm going to tell you guys what I'm planning for the day and then will come back and update when it's done. That way I have to do it and won't put it off.
The basement still needs lots of work, but I thin... Read more
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My basement - proof that gravity works
Today was the day to muck out my basement. My basement is proof that gravity works and that crap does indeed flow downhill. Every time something needs to be moved, stored, fixed, etc. it ends up there. Every time I don't know what to do with ... Read more