Thanks to a special college event, I have a four day work week. Yesterday I went to Seton Hall with Andy to take part in a Christmas event. I will go into more detail later in tonight’s Blogmas post. Since I’m an alumnus, I am grateful for any moments that I’m back on campus. It gives me the chance to see what’s the same, and what changes took place over the years.
We got back home in a not-so-late hour, so I spent a little time gathering photos for my classroom. There’s one more area in my room that needs to reflect my curriculum. It’s relieving that the ‘flipping the room’ stage is done!
Yesterday I discovered that a co-worker is enduring a very difficult life journey, and it was completely by accident. She has a few days off next week, so since she tended to travel to the Carolinas to visit family, I asked where she was headed.
Her response was ‘I had surgery, but it was postponed’. She then told me her recent struggles, having to wait longer for the services needed due to it being out of network. I was grateful that she chose to share such a personal piece of her life with me. I’m also saddened that she’s enduring such difficulty with the healthcare system. It’s failing her at a time when she needs it the most.
My thoughts are with her this weekend as she continues to fight for a better life, and peace of mind.
For the first time in a while, I actually got all the things completed that I needed to do for today. Usually prepwork takes a few hours to do for me, but ot actually went fairly quickly. I had some time to write before it became very late. It’s hard to function when I write my notes after 9, but finishing my prepwork before it gets late is a plus.
Hopefully my week can pass by fairly quickly. It’s a short one (three days), so I can hope that it can go by with minimal stress.
Sometimes I wonder about the workings of life. Yesterday I returned to work, and aside from one unexpected event, it went pretty quietly. I’m back to the early routine this week. Tomorrow will be a busy one, since it will be conferences. For now, I’m thankful that I caught some sleep.
My NaNoWriMo progress has been steady. I made just the minimum word count yesterday. Since I wrote quite a bit the past couple days, I’m not too concerned. Hopefully I won’t be too exhausted tonight to write again.
It’s that peace and quiet before starting my day that I always cherish. As much as I’m actually looking forward to going to work this morning, I’m soaking up the peace as much as possible. Since I’m very aware that it will ger very busy for me in a couple hours.
I do have a plan to maintain my writing pace. I expect to be writing the minimum amount of words per day, and I’ll be perfectly fine with that. I always have my ideas flowing.
It’s a busy week at work…since my center is up for accreditation in a couple weeks, everyone is making sure their rooms are in the best shape. There were so many things in my classroom lying around in places where it shouldn’t have, and I threw a lot of things away. It was deeply cleansing, in a way. And of course there’s much more I need to take care of. But the rough part is completed.
After work Andy and I had a meeting with one of the deacons at our local church. This step is for a member of the church to get to know us and make sure we’re registered at the church (one of us needs to be). Now we just need to speak to someone about nailing down a date (whom I emailed a little while ago). I’m feeling a mixture of nervousness and excitement. Hopefully we’ll get the date we requested!