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News at Home – Feeling a little down
*sigh* I think I have the blues. I’m just feeling a little down lately and having a hard time shaking it.
This week wasn’t BAD but I had a several students not behaving at their peak this week (and I’m sure my own mood isn’t helping). And one of my behavior problems was at an all time high for disrespectful behavior this week. I was pretty close to tears on Thursday because I just felt so defeated. Thankfully I have a great team and they saw that I was feeling down. They reinforced that I have several difficult students in my class – my struggles aren’t because I don’t have classroom management, they’re because I have difficult kids. And they assure me next year it will be someone else. God I hope so, even though I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. In reality my class in 10x better than last year. But I have 2-3 kids who make life so much harder for me and derail my class.
And this Betsy Devos stuff is just disheartening as a teacher. I feel like the Trump administration is working to mess up every aspect of my life. My immigrant husband. My gay brother. My disabled mother. My job as a teacher at a public school. My healthcare. Is there no part of my life they aren’t vowing to destroy? 🙁
No wonder Friday was just depressing. I’ve known it was coming for a long time and I never (since the election that is) entertained any hope that Trump wouldn’t take office. But it’s so depressing. I’m thankful all the big events were during the school day so I didn’t have to even pass by the channels. No way in hell I’d watch that. I did enjoy the Daily Show’s review of events though. I’m going to miss the Obamas 🙁
My team decided we needed “choir practice” after school and we had some drinks to say goodbye to the Obamas. It was a nice time. One of them told us to remember to set our clocks forward 8 years when we went to bed. LOL! Please don’t let it be 8 years. Don’t let me turn 40 with Trump as president!
Saturday morning I woke up with a start because I realized I had forgotten to call about my ticket this week! Uh-oh. You have 12 days to take care of it and I have no idea if that’s business days or regular days. I went online and found out that my ticket is $227! WTF!? As someone who follows traffic rules, that just pisses me off to no end. I do not deserve this. Well, Saturday made 12 days, so I put it in the mail with a check because I’m doing deffered dispensation and there’s no way to do that online. So hopefully 12 days is either business days or post-mark date, not pay-by date. Online it says my due date is the 30th… which isn’t 12 days, business or otherwise. So I have no idea, but hopefully that means I’m good. I just have way too much on my plate these days.
I also went into work Saturday, even though I really wanted to march. I feel really emotional about this change and frustrated by people who keep telling me that they’re hopeful that Trump will do good, as if I should be hopeful to. Be hopeful. I’m worried. There’s absolutely nothing in his track record that gives me reason to be hopeful. Even his inauguration speech was anything but hopeful. *sigh* But it was great to see the pictures on Facebook. I’m so proud of everyone who went to march or supported the marchers how they could. I may not have hope in Trump’s administration, but I do have hope in us! Seeing how many people turned up to march was what I needed this week.
I’ve fallen behind… In that I don’t have any posts scheduled ahead 🙁 I’m hoping to get this week caught up today, so that I can start making forward progress this week again. Fingers crossed!
I had duty this week, which meant I had to be to work 20 minutes earlier each day and I STRUGGLED to make it. In truth, I was about 3-5 minutes late every day 🙁 Not a big deal, especially since I’m the only one on my team who never missed a day and never been late. But as you can guess, this also meant I struggled to do my early morning workouts. I did a 1 mile walk on Tuesday and Thursday, but that was it. I did do well eating though, so that’s a plus.
Last Week on the Blog
- [15 Jan] Sunday Post | Ughhh!
- [16 Jan] It’ s Monday! What I’m Reading January 16, 2017
- [17 Jan] Top Ten Hidden Gems I’ve Read #TTT
- [18 Jan] Made For Sin by Stacia Kane ★★½
- [19 Jan] Outlander Thoughts | S2:E5 “Untimely Resurrection”
- [20 Jan] Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | Pt 1
- [20 Jan] Third Grave Dead Ahead by Darynda Jones ★★★★
- [20 Jan] Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet by Darynda Jones ★★★★½
- [20 Jan] Fifth Grave Past the Light by Darynda Jones ★★★★½
- [21 Jan] Just a few Charley Davidson books I read | pt 2
- [21 Jan] Sixth Grave On the EdgeSixth Grave On the Edge by Darynda Jones ★★★★
- [21 Jan] Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones ★★★★½
- [21 Jan] Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones ★★★★½
This Week on the Blog Look For:
Sunday Post | Feeling a Little Down
It’s Monday! What I’m Reading January 23, 2017
Unsure… It’s a freebie day with TTT so IDK
Underland by Chanda Hahn #review
Does your twitter name matter?
A Few Charley Davidson Books I Read | Pt. 3
Bright Blaze of Magic by Jennifer Estep | My TBR List Review
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