Thanks to all of you who did not chuck me off your friends list. Nice to know I still have friends! :)
So where was I?
My husband was diagnosed with cancer last fall, and had to have surgery on Christmas Eve. He underwent radiation in January, and is now cancer-free, thank God. I continued to work at my school, and many days just worked, ate/fed others and went to my room. I was constantly exhausted and depressed. Things got better toward the spring, and I successfully finished out my Fellowship year. The paperwork almost killed me, though. I had to work all weekend almost every weekend in May.
Favorite moment last spring...
One morning an announcement comes over the intercom "DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN OUTSIDE. A SKUNK IS ON THE SCHOOL GROUNDS." later of course, we heard thes, "THE SKUNK HAS LEFT THE SCHOOL GROUNDS. IT IS SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE."
Later that same day, I saw County Correctional Facility vehicles parked on the (unpaved) road in front of the school. unsavory characters in orange jumpsuits were raking the gravel on the road.
Yep, a skunk alert and convict labor in one day--I am definitely in rural Texas!
But then came what every teacher lives for--summer! I have had a much better summer. I was able to clean out my front room and organize all my materials for school. I finally got my license!
I'll be heading back to the same place next fall. I always look around for other opportunities, but I think that this is a good place to be for now. I realized I have a lot to learn and this is a nice, low-key place to learn it.
I hope I keep writing in my journal. We'll see.