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News at Home: Stress, Birthday, Heartbreak
This week was extremely stressful. Besides the horrible tax bill I found out I had to pay (yes, I’m one of the last minute filers) school sucked. Testing was rough and was made worse by ridiculously inept administration. Their failure to communicate, plan, or show basic respect to teachers floors me. I’m seriously reconsidering my decision to stay at the school next year, based in large part on this past week. But I really don’t want to go on and on about it. They suck, I survived, my kids did pretty well on their tests I think. What more can I do? Besides stress out about next week – because it’s the start of my evaluation window and my evaluator just left on medical leave so now the Principal, who has NEVER stepped foot in my class and knows NOTHING about our class dynamics, will be evaluating me. Plus, if I disagree with her assessment, what recourse do I have? Grr!
But I had a great/heartbreaking Friday & Saturday. I went to my friend’s place Friday night to begin work on her sister’s – my best friend that passed away in December’s- daughter’s 1st birthday party. We had a butterfly theme and it turned out beautiful. It was exactly the way Stephanie would have thrown the party and we had a really good time putting it all together. We laughed a lot and felt her presence dictating our decorations. It was fun… until her absence slammed me in the face. Everyone had arrived and it was time to open presents. It was the time that I have always stood back and watched her with her family and as the bestest mom ever. Instead her husband sat there helping Riley open presents (which was adorable) but it just hit me and I just missed her so much. And later when it was time for the cupcake and her sister gave it to Riley instead of Stephanie, it was again this really cute moment but so sad for me. This was the first time I’ve gotten together with her family since the funeral to do something that we normally did together and I’m really missing her now. I couldn’t help but think how much she would have wanted to be there and how much it sucked she wasn’t. But it was a great party and I’m really glad we were able to carry on her traditions in a way that I think she would have been happy with.
Nothing special to report. I ducked in and out of the 24 hour readathon, but with the party I didn’t do a whole lot. And with the stressful week I have coming up, I don’t dare stay up all night reading.
Umm I got in lots of steps and ate pretty good this week… I think. My health was not at the front of my mind to be honest though.
Last Week on the Blog
- [17 Apr] Sunday Post | Stressed Out!!!
- [18 Apr] Taken By a Dragon by Felicity Heaton ★★★★½
- [19 Apr] Outlander Thoughts | S2: E2 “Not in Scotland Anymore”
- [22 Apr] The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy ★★★½
- [23 Apr] Resist by Tracey Martin ★★★★½
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Stress, Birthday, Heartbreak
Golden Son #Review
Second Grave on the Left #Review
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen| My TBR List #2016HW #Review
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