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News at Home
Sorry I didn’t update last week and this update is coming so late. I’ve been managing to keep up, but barely, because I just stay in this permanent state of sick. Part of it is the germs these kiddos bring to school with them on their seldom washed hands that touch EVERYTHING. I can’t remember the last time I heard my voice normal – I lost it I think week 3 of school and it hasn’t fully returned. But that’s become my new normal.
The REALLY sick happened the week before last. On Wednesday (9/14) I woke up with a lot of stomach pain. But since it’s more work to stay home than it is to go to work (getting everything ready for a sub is a bitch), I tried to pull myself together. I sort of made it to work – in that I drove my car there. But in the process of trying to walk in, I ended up on the ground, crying in pain. Long story short – I ended up “calling” in, while sitting in the office writing my subplans for the day. I went to the doctor, spent the day having tests done and ended up missing Thursday at work too. I found out at a follow up appointment Monday that it’s my galblatter. Grr! Turns out I have galstones, something my mom and grandmother both developed around the same age. Yay for genes 🙁 I will have an appointmnet with a surgeon Monday (10/19) to find out, not if, but when I have to have it out. Could be weeks, months, or years according to my doctor and I won’t know until I talk to my surgeon.
So I have that fun to look forward to. And right now, I have a nasty cold developing. I’m hoping it won’t get much worse and that I’ll be good to get my flu shot that I have scheduled for Wednesday because I don’t need the flu this year on top of everything else.
School continutes to have its ups and downs. I still have the child from hell in my class – this past week her mom demonstrated to me exactly why she’s the child from hell – her mom is too. She learned it at home. I also have an new student in my class – the way he copes is screaming… at the top of his lungs without end. But I think he WANTS to be good, he just doesn’t get it. So, I’m watching him to see if maybe something else is going on with him and I can get some help for him. He’s a challenge, but I have hope for him. Some of my worst discipline problems are getting under control with the exception of my child from hell and the new child.
It sucks in general, but I’m surviving. And Thanksgiving break – 3 days off! – isn’t too far away, right?
I’ve read a few books these past few weeks, so I really need to get those reviews to you this week. So look for:
- Daughter of Smoke and Bone
- When a Scot Ties the knot
- Dark Heart of Magic
My steps haven’t been as high as a whole this week because of missing work and taking it easy while sick. But most days it’s been still close to 10k. And with the stomach trouble, I haven’t been eating much, so I’m still losing weight at least.
Last Week on the Blog
How was your week?