Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Well, that is how I feel any way-wiped out. Work has been wearing on me and on top of that one of my teeth is killing me! I am supposed to give it time to calm down after getting some work done. I am wondering if it will. I haven't had this kind of pain, um, ever? So I am being zapped by tooth pain and high schoolers.
I have plenty to post about, just no energy. I will get back to it soon enough. You'll just be good and ready for all that I have to dish up, right?
Ok. I am going to pop some advil and watch some old X-Files.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I thought that if I don't have time to blog or upload pictures, I might as well post a quote. I came upon this one today.
"Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations, and say continually;"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart has trusted in Him and I am helped. He is not only with me... but in me... and I in Him."
--St. Francis de Sales
Monday, August 11, 2008
I am sitting down after a regular day of work and I am wondering,"When did I get so tired?". I mean it was a normal day, but my energy is zapped. Those kids really get to you I guess. It is also the first that I have really slowed down this weekend. I have so much that I want to do! Sew, cook, bake, work in the garden, read a book or two. I know that I can't do it all at once. So, one thing at a time. Tonight I will sew. Perhaps tomorrow I will cook and read. I have plans to go to the movies on Wednesday. Woohoo!!
Ok. Before I fall asleep I must go sew! I will post pics of it when I am done. It is a surprise though for our niece's birthday. She is turning one this weekend!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Today was the day that students arrived. I was kind of excited, but I guess I didn't concentrate very well because I forgot to give 15 freshmen their transcripts. Oops. It was a bit overwhelming to have 20+ students in a room built to hold 12. Ugh. The rest of the day was fairly non-eventful. Everything went smoothly except for the tons of schedule changes in the near future. That means that I still don't quite know my schedule. I have been and am still pretending that I am with my teacher from last year. A bit crazy, but until I am told otherwise, that will be my classroom home.
I did make it into the garden last night. I have to say that I still hate mosquitos, and they are terrible this year. They ate me up! I must have a minimum of 10 bites on my legs and then one crazy mosquito got the tip of my nose! It was worth it for the veggies, though. I picked cucumbers, tomatoes, tons of peppers, the last of the beans and squash and of course okra. Some of the plants have done their duty and will be pulled up and plowed under soon. That is sad, but we got a lot out of them. My favorite is that the okra is coming on!! I L-O-V-E okra. I could eat it everyday, anyway-except for pickled sweet. Yuck. I guess we'll be planting collards and turnips soon. But before that we should be picking our first watermelons and cantaloupes. I am so excited. Waiting is about to kill me.
I keep forgetting my camera. Forgive me. I will have some kind of photo up soon. I am off to fix dinner and maybe work on a sewing project that has been running through my mind for days!!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Ever since we got back things have been super busy! I traveled to Chattanooga for a night to be with a friend. It was fun and hard. It is in God's hands.
Work started. Is it thanksgiving yet? Just kidding. The students aren't back yet. They arrive Thursday. I am excited. I still am not sure what teachers I will be working with this year. That is a bit frustrating. But in the meantime it is good to feel wanted. I have been asked many times if I know where I am being placed yet or what hall because they want me in their classroom or on their hall.
I am wiped out. Today was a long day of meetings, bulletin boards and a dentist chair. I will try to write soon, once I get back into the swing of things.