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Friday, July 08, 2011

Hi all,

It has been a busy week--short workweeks always vex me because for whatever reason, it seems that we (teachers) try to get five days of work in even if there are only four days.

My family went on a picnic at the lake on the 4th right after the Sunday evening fireworks at the park. I have some photos ready to share and I am hoping for some feedback. I am going to be a co-leader of another Spark Class team this month and I am trying to select one of these photos for the team. Please let me know which one you like the best.

Anyway, I spent a good deal of time trying to get the online portion of my class set up on Tuesday, in between my tutoring work and physical therapy. I was still doing the same on Wednesday in between my work and a doctor's appointment. I am still waiting for the book. Today, I found out that the reason I couldn't do it was because the guy who does the roster hadn't gotten my name on it yet and had been away from his job for a few days. He was back today and I was able to start accessing things. My book isn't here yet, so I still can't get started and I am already behind on some assignments. This weekend may be about me getting caught up. This class is the first that I am taking to earn my ESL endorsement. It is called "Sociolinguistics," and it looks like I have a lot to learn about.

Tomorrow is an extra work day (since we were off on Monday) and I have a routine check up with my cardiologist. Even though my last two visits and the PET Stress test showed me to be just fine, it seems that I will need regular monitoring. I'm okay with that, it was scary to have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure, so I want to make sure that I stay better. I remember being so freaked out with that diagnosis and then I met someone who was really laid back about it, calling it "no big deal." It scared me.

Anyway, the following photos are from our fireworks party on the 3rd. Don't forget to let me know which one of these that you think would be a good team photo. Thanks!!

The sun is starting to set--there was a bit of light rain sprinkling on us from time to time.

The rainbow was special to enjoy as we waited for fireworks.

The sky was beautiful after the rain and as the sun was setting.

I hope that I got some of my best fireworks photos. I am kind of a beginner at taking photos, but I took about 25 of these. I sure hope one of these will be a good photo for a team.

Thanks for being my friends. Thanks for your support after I was MOD on Saturday and Monday--I am still getting caught up on the messages about that. Anyway, I care about you all. I do appreciate every kind and supportive word and I take them to heart.

Gentle hugs,
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  • _LINDA
    You did very well! Fireworks are so very hard to get and usually look monochrome, but you got awesome colors! I like the second firework photo with the white contrasting the color, but that 3rd sunset photo is so rich in color!!
    Chronic heart failure???? Not serious?? That would, really, just scare me to death!!!! How can it possibly be not serious, and other than monitoring, what can be done about it?? So very sorry for this diagnosis :((( I am wondering if one of the things recommended would be less stress for you??? You are doing so much already. How can you take on yet another team as leader? I think you should rethink this.
    This should be a wake up call for you to look after yourself even more carefully then you have been doing..
    Hope you have a good weekend,
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2510 days ago
    Lovely photos. I have to say I`m partial to rainbows and not a fireworks kinda girl, so I vote rainbow. I may be in the minority though.
    2510 days ago
    Those are some beautiful photos! I think the first firework photo is really nice, as well as the very next photo after that.

    Congratulations on being MOD twice so close together!
    2511 days ago
    I believe any of those would do...

    Personally I would pick the rainbow, or the first firework one... or the multicolor firework one... in that order...

    2511 days ago
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