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Hump Day - life is settling into a routine

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

There isn't much new or exciting to report. I miss my students and it is small consolation knowing that we are all doing well and most likely will survive whatever comes out way.

I have healthy food, good books, my Kindle and my pets. My sweet son goes out regularly to pick up necessities a couple times a week. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, he gets water for our humidifier and special treats that he thinks that I will enjoy. Sometimes they are new fruits of vegetables that we don't normally get. Other times they are a sweet treat like the new salted caramel Milky Way he brought me today. It comes in two pieces and the wrapper says to twist the wrapper so it can be eaten at 2 different times. He knows I have a special fondness for salted caramel. He has been consistent with alternating meatless meals every other day and helping to cut portion sizes too. I don't think I am gaining weight despite the freedom to nibble all day long.

I really miss the routine of school but especially miss my students. As crazy as they were making me, I miss every single one of them. I miss their quirks and that they love the teacher. I miss my co-workers even though they sometimes drive me crazy.

I miss the freedom to go wherever I want, when I want and however I want, but am not going to be stupid and risk exposure or spreading this nasty virus. I am one of the selfish ones who is not planning to give up my life to save the economy. I have more faith than that. God has plans to resolve both our lives and the economy if it becomes necessary.

Be blessed and enjoy the opportunity to share extra time and love with your family. Remember all the times when you wished life would slow down so you could spend more time with family. Remember that if you aren't in forced confinement, your efforts as an essential worker are never going to be forgotten by all of us who are depending on you now. We appreciate your service and truly depend on you and all your co-workers who put yourselves at risk for us. Remember that we pray for you and your families and for this situation to end sooner rather than later!

Take time to be grateful for what you have and for those who serve to help us stay safe!
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    I started making daily plans to stop the depression.
    50 days ago
    I find it helps to have a plan for each day, a routine. I also count my blessings. Take care. emoticon
    57 days ago
    It’s a strange new worl we’re in, but like you, I’m making the best of it. Thanks be for my job going mostly remote, I HAVE a job, enough food and supplies, husband of 46 years, three entertaining cats, and kindle unlimited!
    59 days ago
    thank you for doing your part you are helping by not going out I am doing fine I was given a mask that I use at work and I wash my clothing daily so as to not bring it home it is strange to do this because I am very leary of wasting water and so forth but we must be safe so as we come in from work the clothing go in the washer and it gets run thank goodness we can do this and there are 4 of us here so it is a larger load

    thank you also for remembering the ones who must work that means a lot to us

    have a safe and healthy day

    thank you for being a Sped teacher you do more than you know for others
    61 days ago
    I think we all suffer from the lack of freedom and choice. We have not ventured outside the house for over 2 weeks. Home schooling takes a big bite out of the day. Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    61 days ago
    Great attitude Nancy. Ed is so sweet. Thank you both for all you do to help others. Be safe and well! emoticon
    61 days ago
    Your son sounds like a sweetheart! emoticon
    61 days ago
    (((HUGS)))) I have faith, too. It will turn around.
    61 days ago
    I am a teacher also, at a small community college. We are meeting our students online through Zoom meetings and other online activities. If your school has Zoom, give it a try! It is SO great, the first time I saw my kids I cried. I had just had brain surgery right before the virus hit, so I had not seen them in 2 weeks before we went online. It was a whole month! What a great reunion we had! Some did not want the camera on them, but they still posted in the comments, and it made everyone so happy to be together again! Makes it feel more "normal."

    Hope that whatever technology your school provides, you can keep in touch with your students. It keeps me waking up in the morning. Good luck and BE SAFE!!
    61 days ago
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