Friday, March 10, 2006

Long week!


What a week. Thanks again for all the prayers and kind words this week. Mom went and came through the surgery in great spirits.....the first day wasn't very pretty, but she is coming around. She's moving around pretty well, a little forgetful thanks to the medicine, but she's trying new things each day. So many people have done so many thoughtful things all week long.....I'm sure she will go through withdrawal when something new doesn't arrive daily from thoughtful friends and family. They released her from the hospital a day after expected, but everything looks good. Staples were removed today, with another appointment in three weeks if all goes well! The only bad side effect is this shot she has to take every night.....my Mom always taught me that shots weren't bad as long as you don't look at them......it's a habit we both have implemented.....but one of us has to look at this shot to administer it......the first time was bad....I'm hoping everything is down hill from there. In the end, the doctor said her uterus ended up being TEN times the size of a normal uterus....so she's got to feel better in the long run with all that out. They removed everything, so she should have plenty in room in her stomach to store spare change or something.
The other interesting tidbit is I went for a job interview as a reading specialist for the district. It's a long complicated story, but I don't think I'm going to take the job. The title is more 'prestigious' but it takes me down a road I don't know that I'm necessarily interested in going. I like reading, but I also love and am involved with a lot of social studies (which is a dead end road in the district,but something I'm passionate about and would have to give up). I originally applied thinking there might be a parttime reading, and parttime 'other' (complicated to explain) position, but that is not going to be the case. I'm not completely sure about what I want to do, I have to decide whether to take the position in about a week. I'm meeting some 'wise' work friends next Friday and I'm sure I'll try to obtain advice from them and others throughout the week. Anyway, I'm looking into changing things up next year b/c I think my teaching partner is planning to go to the same district her son is at b/c all of his breaks have been different this year etc etc etc and it would be a good time. I may give sixth grade one more year. I don't dislike my job at all, I'm just exploring options.....

2 comments:

LeeAnne said...

Thanks for blogging. I am glad your mom came through and will feel better. It makes me smile to think of you as a teacher passionately changing the lives of kids. I wish you would have been our teacher when we were little. Wouldn't that be awkward.... making yourself walk around the blacktop when you were bad. Then secretly planning your revenge as you make lap after lap.

Christy said...

They completely have taken the fun out of teaching-creative punishment is no more there are no NAMES ON THE BOARD, no black top walking at recess....in fact....no black top.....when I mention the black top (basketball court) they have no idea what I'm talking about! There really isn't a whole lot of discipline allowed due to too many parents with different ideas.....but there are a lot more behavior problems (surprise surprise). I'm sure I have plenty of students plotting all sorts of acts of vengeous still....they just don't know what it was like when WE were kids! Interesting tidbit- Mrs. Carriker STILL teaches in Richardson! She's a math specialist now, and she STILL drives a corvette! I'd love to hear what you've been up to! It's been a million years since we chatted!