…worn out. When you work in a school there are days when it feels like someone is blowing a whistle that only kids prone to outbursts can hear and every. single. one. of. them goes off at once. Today was that day. You know it’s all hands on deck when the Attendance Secretary gets to pitch in at recess duty and help out with some Special Education students. I haven’t done recess duty since May and didn’t mind a bit. The weird part was that I had had some of the 8th graders who were out there at recess when they were fifth graders. They are MUCH bigger now.
…beating Joyce at Words With Friends.
This is worth noting because it is so rare. When playing Joyce it is important to never, ever let your guard down. A couple of games back she pulled a 100+ point word out of thin air for a come from behind win in one of the last moves.
She’s a crafty one, is Joyce.
It’s my turn and you’ll see that I have pretty much nowhere to play where I am not going to set her up for a Triple Word score.
It’s a problem. A problem compounded by the fact that when I hit “publish”, if Joyce checks this post she will know what letters I have.
Ah well, let’s live dangerously shall we?
I’m really, really hoping that you don’t have any E’s right now.
… well cared for.
I have some truly amazing people in my life. Today, as I always do, I left for work before the kids left for school. At 7:35 I got a call from an irate Reagan who was fuming because although she and her brother are supposed to leave at 7:30, he had just woken up.
So I told her to go and I called the school to excuse her and pointedly NOT excuse Hayden. Natural consequences rock. Then I had to take my “lunch” at 7:45 to drive home, get my son and take him to school. This meant I could not take my “lunch” later in the day when I had planned to to go pick him up because Reagan had other stuff going on.
Christine to the rescue. She drove to a school her kids don’t attend to pick up my kid and drive him home. Because she’s awesome.
My friend Missy sent me this yesterday.
Of course I cried, but they were happy tears from feeling so loved and so understood. It’s the verse from the Psalm she prayed over me a few months back and a much needed, ever present reminder.
Which I completely forgot at least three times today.
“Being still” is not my usual mode. Unless I should be vacuuming of course. Then I can sit very, very still.
Mentally being still though is kinda hard.
I’m glad I have this bracelet to remind me. Plus it also reminds me that I am loved.
I could use some reminders on that just now.
… Looking forward to adult conversation. I have a couple of friends headed over and we shall sit in my driveway, classy-like and do girl talk over big glasses of Crystal Light.
All in all, life is good.
What’s going on in your world on this fine Tuesday?