Saturday, October 6, 2007

Are you still there?

I'm still here...

I've missed you...yes, you. and you. and you. and even...you.

I've been busy with school stuff...lesson plans and calculus...way too busy....I feel like I have given and given to everyone around me..and I have had no time for me.

It's been a really rough couple of weeks at school...makes me question if this is really what I want to be doing with me life....don't get me wrong...I really enjoy the kids...even, the Senior High kids, which I have not had to teach before...it's the politics of it all...the community/parent shit that is just so hard to deal with....

For all parents out there (who are not teachers)...Please, please...if you have questions about what is happening in your sons' or daughters' classroom...Ask the teacher!!! Don't talk about the teacher around town.... don't spread rumors around town...don't go to the administration and complain....JUST ASK.

Besides all that....I have also had a really nasty, nasty cold. You know the kind...Where you blow gallons of snot out of your head over a period of several days and your body continues to produce gallons more...enough said about that.

Did I mention how much I have missed each of you.

Occasionally at work, I sneak peeks at your blogs...read a bit...grin to myself as I am taking attendance...then, I have to go teach...thanks for those smiles...

Family news...

Andy came home from Winona last weekend. He and I spent the day shopping for shoes for him in Duluth...hard task when said feet are size 14 (sorry, Andy for announcing that to the world...my bra size is only a 34A...there, Andy...now I have something to be embarrassed about...are we even?) We finally found shoes and celebrated by eating at the Zen House - Duluth's only Japanese Restaurant....(I know you're jealous Kim...thought of you as I was munching sushi) It was a fine way to spend a day....appreciating my son...

Similarly, Chris and I spent the previous Saturday shopping for jeans in Duluth. We ate at the Ground Round...had a very nice lunch and awesome conversation....I must say...I have some fine young men that I can call my own....

Nathan is starting and playing center on the football team....I got a hug from him last night after the game (which we won)...I am 5'8" and I was under his shoulder pads....and he's only 15. Again...good things.....

Life goes on....the bad stuff happens and the good stuff carries us through it.

Hugs to all and thanks for listening....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just checking in to make sure a package arrived for you this week.

-Fall into Autumn swap pal

Cass said...

Yay glad to see the update. (((hugs))) to you. Do you get a fall break? And congrats on having a starting center! WOOT!
Sounds like you need a good drink and a long knitting session.

Rachel said...

My mom's a teacher and it's been such a rough fall for her too. And it's the same, it isn't the kids, it's the politics etc. I hope that things start looking up and that you find some knitting time to help your sanity soon!

Alana - Knit Wit said...

I'm still here, and I've missed you! Sorry to hear school's being a bummer. It must be a requirement for every school district to be riddled with political nonsense.