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Saturdaying at home today. . . Lots going on in my world!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

It has been more than a week since I wrote a blog (neck online I haven't written a post or much of anything else since last week).

Internet went whacko and when they FINALLY went a tech they found multiple problems - none of which were our fault! They also told us that they are not accepting any new customers in our area for either phone or internet service because of our.location. Fortunately we have been customers for 15 years.Bottom !one is that not only will our Internet get much better, getting them to service our account will get more difficult!

On a famiy/personal level, my last remaining aunt has been in hospital for some time and is most likely not going to be returning home. My son was using his saw and hit a knot in the wood he was cutting, throwing the saw off and cutting his hand badly enough to need multiple stitches. My sister shared that she is feeling some better now that it has been two whole days since she fell on the floor more than once in the same day. She said she has a way to get back up as her husband picks her up. I didn't even know she was having this problem and I am very worried about that. She has vertigo and apparently has been passing out or losing her balance more than once a day. My blood sugar levels have skyrocketed recently too. I am more than a little stressed by all the "stuff" going on.

On a work level things are changing too. As the number of Covid cases breaks more records, they have decided to have the students of the residential facility where I have been working to back to the school building. They started sending the elementary kids back on Wednesday. Next Wednesday, the high school kids to back and then the day after Election day my class and I will go back. I have very mixed feelings about this but they didn't ask me. In fact (much to my dismay), the facility administration, the Superintendent, the Special Education Director, and the high school teacher with whom I had issues all met and made the decisions without even informing me until a week after it was decided. I am more than a little annoyed by the way it was done. I am also worried about having to switch back to what we are doing it the predictions turn out to be true about another BIG wave of illness coming soon.

I am trying to remain sane, I have been getting regular (weekly) massages and they have been helping some. I have an appointment with my surgeon to follow up on my knees. I have another appointment scheduled with my regular doctor for a complete check up. I am recovered pretty much from my knee surgery - doctor likes to check periodically to make sure nothing has gone wrong.

I am delighted to have my internet back for now. I am grateful for the patience of my teammates on the Shooting Stars and my friends who have checked on me when I suddenly disappeared for almost a full week that felt like a year without connection!

Be blessed and remember that YOU matter and your energy, love, kindness and generosity touch more than just the lives of those closest to you. The also affect those whose lives you touch momentarily or indirectly as well. When you are kind to that salesperson, or smile at the janitor, that kindness and smile travel through their day with them and touch others who then share it with their contacts. YOU matter!
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    so glad that they fixed it for now I hope that it stays fixed
    87 days ago
    Ugh. So much stress to deal with. Sorry you are dealing with all of that. I am hoping that the change in teaching environment doesn't put you at extra risk.
    87 days ago
    Wow! So many things happening at once. How sad for you about your aunt. Ed has had a time with his health, too. Hope things work out for you at school. Around here the school are having a hard time getting subs for teachers. There is also a push to have teachers declared essential workers so they can continue to teach if they have Covid but are asymptomatic. Prayers for better days.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    88 days ago
  • ANYVAR54
    Nancy, I am glad that you are back. You have had a lot to contend with. May things get back to as normal as they can. I would not like to have to go back to teaching school in person if I were a teacher with the way things are. Wish they would give you an option.
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    88 days ago
  • READY201811
    That is a lot, I knew you wrote the Internet wasn’t working well then and figured you were down. Glad to have you back and to catch up. Our second wave unofficially has started or as some say is continuing and seems like if you haven’t got it eventually will.
    88 days ago
    Glad that your internet will get better and servicing should be easier.

    Sorry that your son required stitches. Glad it wasn’t any worse than that.

    Sorry to hear about your Aunt, as well. And your sister, too! Good heavens. Multiple falls in one day. **SIGH** Vertigo is a nasty thing.

    Definitely not surprised that all the stress affects your blood sugar. It would mine, too!

    I am sorry to hear about the change in the handling of the teaching environment. **SIGH** IMHO, we do not have to wait for the 2nd waive of the virus . . . it is here already. It totally mimics the timetable of what happened in Wuhan. Started out in end of October, was getting better about the beginning of November, and started to decline, only to start spiking again in April or May. Not hearing much about what’s going on there now, but know it’s not good Here!

    HUGS and prayers.

    88 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Oh my. Praying for you and your family.
    88 days ago
    You have a lot going on. Sure sorry to hear about your aunt. Hope your son is doing okay with his stitches and that you stay healthy throughout all the changes coming your way.
    88 days ago
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