She passed away on a Tuesday. We were all there, all around, we watched her soul leave. The thing that sticks with me is how instantly her lips lost color. She simply ceased to Be. There was no grandiose events, death came quietly. We sat for a few hours with her body after she had … Continue reading It’s been almost 2 weeks
Hospice nurses are fucking saints. Hospice is where you go to die. Thats the point we are at now. 1 week- 1 month possibly. She fades in and out. She mumbles incoherently. She has a permanent catheter and a drain in her lung. Hubs is amazing and empties the bag and changes the dressings. She's … Continue reading Life Happens
It's the end. It always made me so sad that summer was ending and school was starting. This is the first year I feel energized and actually excited to get back to work! I guess that means I found my place? This week was Tech Facilitator training- got to meet a bunch of like minded … Continue reading Summer’s end
Well, summer has finally shown up... I now get to relax and enjoy our home and family without the stress of driving into the hood every day. 🙂 Last summer was so stressful and depressing, we moved, it rained nonstop for a month (or more), there were some issues with the house and the county … Continue reading Summer is here!
The school year is winding down... can't wait for it to be done! My case countdown is at 7 days/beers- 6 days with students and 2 of those days are half days! And the last day with no students ends with a great bbq potluck at the principal's house. What a long, crazy year it … Continue reading Are You Still Here?
Whats that saying about best laid plans? Yeah. We have a lot of grand plans.... And most of them are close to being put on hold. Mom's cancer is back. So now we hang out in limbo, waiting to hear. Do we make those far reaching plans? Probably not. No big trips as planned... and … Continue reading Best Laid Plans and Disease
The last two weeks.... have been a mashup of Red Dawn and the Hunger Games (or Battle Royale if you prefer). I finally gave in and took a sick (and tired) day. I was just so emotionally drained.... I actually lost my temper with a student for the first time all year. Thats how I … Continue reading The Hunger Games