Sunday, June 21, 2009

Thank you, thank you, thank you and other tidbits

I do appreciate so many of you coming back time after time to read and sometimes comment. I know I have been a super slacker since I went back to work but there are some of you committed readers that keep coming back, no matter how little I post.

This is the final week of school for the 2008-2009 academic year. Yippee! A full day tomorrow and then two half-days with students. Thursday is a full day with no students. I suspect that will be the day I am sweating the most as I pack up the rest of my classroom to move next door. Yep, I am moving one room away which is a real pain in my azz but I understand completely the need for it. It's still a gigantic pain in my rear though.

I received a phone call today from a colleague who told me the phone tree was activated. Apparently something is going on in my building as everyone in the middle school is supposed to go to the high school for a 7:30 meeting. Why we have to meet at the high school for a meeting just for our building, I don't get. That makes no sense as students arrive at 7:45 off the buses at the middle school. As you might imagine there are a lot of rumors going around but it seems like nothing good can come from a meeting called over the weekend. Time will tell.

My sister was home for the weekend as her best friend was getting married and she was the maid of honor. I didn't see her but I did talk to her for a while on the phone and she supposedly returned the one awesome CD I burned last summer. Since then I can't get the CD burner thingie to work right so I have been waiting to get back my one accomplishment so I can listen to it in the car.

My brother checked in from Poland as he's traveling throughout Europe on a month long R & R after serving in Iraq and using his leave to come home to see my dad as he went through his heart surgeries this late January/early February. My brother is having a wonderful time and he deserves it completely.

My dad had another heart surgery right after I went back to work in May and he's having another one this Wednesday. If you're one of those who believe in prayer, feel free to add him to your list.

I have another Ty infusion on Tuesday afternoon. I think that may be why I have had four colds since I have been back to work. I didn't make the connection until someone pointed it out in a comment a while back; methinks it was Denver Refashionista who made the connection and comment.

I had another interesting phone call yesterday. In a roundabout way one of my students made a connection for me with someone in the town I live in. The little girl told this person her teacher had MS and unbeknownst to her she was telling someone else who had MS! This other woman called me up and we had a nice conversation about MS in the education world. She's "in the closet" so to speak about her condition because she doesn't have tenure and a secure position. I'm very "out of the closet" as I tell my students and my co-workers and bosses are all aware of my MS. I also have the luxury of tenure and a full-time position.

I know many people feel they do not have the security to tell their coworkers and/or bosses about their MS. I absolutely get that and understand it. To each their own. I just hope that I can continue to be a resource for this woman who reached out to me yesterday.

3 comments:

Denver Refashionista said...

Congrats on the end of the year. I hope the district meeting goes ok.

I too am "out" and tenured. I am really glad to have tenure since it does make such things simpler.

Have a good end of the year!

Lanette said...

That is SO nice of you to be a great resource for the woman who is "in the closet" regarding her MS. I am debating now while looking for a new job if I tell future employers or not. I don't want to loose a job based on my MS - even though I know they aren't suppose to discriminate I think people still do.

Maybe I should become a teacher and get tenure...that sounds like the way to go! :)

Your summer is almost here girl...enjoy this last week, I am sure it will FLY by!

Lazy Julie said...

No apologies needed. All of us struggle from time to time with finding the time to live life and then finding the time to blog about it. So glad you are done for the year.
Peace,
Lazy Julie