March 12, 2018: Home Early

It’s a rare moment when I’m home from work at 6pm, yet here I am at home, at 6:05, watching the evening news. Usually my job has me busy from very early in the morning until after 6…and I’m working until 6pm the rest of the week, due to the center being short-staffed. So I’m savoring this ‘early day’.

Two positive things happened when I came home. I received a letter from Quest Diagnostics. I held my breath as I opened the letter, since I thought it was another bill (they’ve been asking for high bill payments lately). When I opened the letter, I discovered it was a check, for the amount I paid for the last bill. The stated reason was ‘duplicate payment’. It sounded confusing to me, but I was happy to receive the money back!

I also received an email confirming my shipment for the Book of the Month Club. I came across the Club online. It’s a monthly subscription service, where you choose one book out of 5 selections. I’m really looking forward to what the story is like (it’s a mystery novel…the genre is not usually my go-to, so interested in reading something new).

March 10, 2018: Pre-Cana Weekend

Today Andy and I attended the first half of our Pre-Cana conference in Newark. In order to get married in the Catholic church, you must take the Pre-Cana course. This session is done in full-day workshops on Saturday and Sunday. They seem like it would be extremely tedious, but today was an informative session. The speakers touch on everything a married couple would handle in daily married life, such as budgeting finances and raising children. We also learned what a Ukrainian Catholic wedding ceremony would be like.

I was invited into the Pre-Cana conference even though I was not raised in the Ukrainian Catholic faith (I am a practicing Roman Catholic). The couple facilitating the Pre-Cana informed me that I needed to be registered into a Catholic church in order to attend, and I am. I found all of today’s sessions very informative, and I look forward to see what tomorrow will bring.

March 9, 2018: Friday Morning Thoughts

Today it’s back to work after a couple snow days. I’m very thankful for the extra time off, since I got the chance to finish up some tasks that fell behind. I also got the rest I truly needed this week. Given that I have classes this weekend which requires me to wake early, I really needed the extra rest before then.

I began my second 10 day duration of my Freestyle Libre, and the difference in readings compared to my regular finger stick glucose readings is large. The first day (yesterday) in the morning began at a hundred point difference. By the evening it dropped down to 40 points. Hopefully today the difference will be much smaller. Since I return to the center today, accuracy in readings would be very helpful.

 

March 6, 2018: Eventful

Yesterday was quite eventful, since it began with situations at work that shouldn’t have taken place. I brought in some items that I planned on using this week as part of my theme, and one of those items disappeared within an hour. I’ve had this happen to me in the past, and I usually let it go, since there are more important things to worry about than drama. During this instance, I really didn’t appreciate it, and I let people know about it. The person came back to apologize profusely, and said that she thought the space where she found it was a general area to keep different items. Since the actual room spoken about is actually kept on the opposite end of the building, I’m not sure what she meant. I do appreciate her coming to me and apologizing though. That’s more than what others have done when things have disappeared in my classroom.

By the end of the day, I was given the honor of Teacher of the Month! It was completely unexpected, and I really appreciated management recognizing all that I was doing in the classroom. I wondered if it took me being vocal about something I was planning in my curriculum for management to decide that. I am happy about being given that honor this month. The only way to continue now is keep going and continue making my room interactive for my children. My books for my Cozy Corner finally came in yesterday, so I can’t wait to get that going. The students will be thrilled about this new addition.