Monday, January 25, 2010

Bits and Pieces of this and that

I continue to feel a bit of a writer's block and would like for it to pass. The post might be a bit of a list of what is going on, and not so much of a post of reflection.

  • Knitting a scarf for my husband. The hard cold snap that seemed to go on forever down here finally has eased and so the need for it is not as critical. Probably will mean there will be no more cold weather, but I know better. We may be at the end of January, but there still is a good bit of winter.
  • Reading several books - Blood River by Tim Butcher - where Butcher retraces the route of Stanley and Livingstone along the Congo River.

    Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer - by Tracy Kidder - Dr. Farmer is a professor at Harvard University, but spends a good bit of his time in Haiti offering medical care to the poorest of the poor.

  • Mom seems to be doing well this week. I am thankful since lately she didn't seem as with it. There were days I really worried about her while I was at work. However, the past week, she seems perkier, less forgetful.
  • Work has been stressful. It seems to happen this time of year every year. I start getting more students and we start working on the preliminaries to preparing for end of year IEPs. Bottom line - tons of paperwork.
  • We are getting three more furlough days - for a total of 6 for the year. Today we voted for when we wanted them. Bottom line - paychecks are less.

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