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Charity Bracewell

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Crying in the classroom, an outpouring of Spirit

Thank you for reading and sharing your tears with me. It's a joy to share these moments with you.

posted @ Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 20:07

When I grow up, I will build a house by Grandma’s

No doubt @JackStilton.:

posted @ Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:42

When I grow up, I will build a house by Grandma’s

it's not too hard to be there, with grandma in my heart. thanks to you

posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 22:12

Clarke Central's Hooker named Georgia principal of the year

Congratulations!

posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 00:08

God is on the Porch

You always had a kind word for me! Thanks for a kind word here too. All my best to you.

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:56

I ate pop rocks from my son’s ear (and why I teach sixth grade)

@E.J.: not sure about this Love and Logic method you mention, will look into it

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:22

I ate pop rocks from my son’s ear (and why I teach sixth grade)

Much gratitude for all the kind comments. Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone. And by the way, upon surveying my homeroom students they were a little embarrassed for me that I ate the candy off my son's ear. But when I discussed with them how they DO share out of the same bag of candy. . . .at any rate they're still talking to me LOL

posted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:20

Mary was not alone

@jtsim: Thank you for your kind comment. He surely was a good pup. The kind that makes you want a dog and think that he never can be replaced.

posted @ Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 20:57

God is on the Porch

Thank you Smile

posted @ Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 11:28

My Mammogram Made me MAD

@JP Crisan: I do think that your idea of seeing ourselves from the outside is a pretty important one.

posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 15:36

My Mammogram Made me MAD

@rachelmcquade: Thank you for your support Smile I am in process of contacting someone.

posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 15:34

My Mammogram Made me MAD

@rcbljc: I do think that part of the problem was the mobile unit set-up. It also reminds me how the first people you see at a doctor's office of any sort have such a very important mission. The best doctors' visits I've had probably had a good foundation in the meet-and-greet part of the visit as you arrive, and with a mobile setup that wasn't present. Probably not the best location for my first mammo, I guess.

posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 15:31

How to be the perfect Mom

@Joel Kight:

I am so much better off without my beloved diet coke as well Sad

posted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 15:03

How to be the perfect Mom

@zeebolt: So great to hear from you! I was just thinking about you and how you took care of me, brought groceries, went shopping with me, and your authenticity. xxoo

posted @ Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 15:30

How to be the perfect Mom

Yes,yes,poison I know. And upon further reflection maybe coffee, diet coke and their blessed caffeination aren't the best match for stress and my bladder issues. Smile

posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 23:16

Why I hate (and love) the homeschooling, heartwarming Pioneer Woman

@Georgia Girl: Do you like her website? Her photography is gorgeous.

posted @ Friday, June 1, 2012 - 16:02

Why I hate (and love) the homeschooling, heartwarming Pioneer Woman

I'm wondering why her show bothers me so much more than the others I tune into sometimes? I mean, why am I envious of her and not Paula Deen? Granted, Ladd Drummond IS pretty cute, in my opinion.

posted @ Friday, June 1, 2012 - 16:01

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

@Minion:

You say " You realize you have chosen your profession? If you can't handle it, change it. . "

You're right, I did choose my profession. But I can and do handle it. If you've read my other blogs, you know I love my job. And since you're someone who served in the armed forces, taught Sunday School, and obviously has a strong work ethic from the work hours you've mentioned, you would understand our shared value of something called dedication. And when I'm stressed by the job, I am reminded of what my dad tells me: "If it wasn't work, you'd pay them!"

But a change of pace is a necessity and part of how the relentlessness of the job is relieved and survivable. Your wife was a teacher? I'd be surprised if she disagreed Smile

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 19:44

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

@Minion:

You said "I'm not saying you and your profession are not valuable, I'm saying you may have lost perspective with the rest of the working public... my perspective on teaching might be more common than you think.....
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I am not sure exactly what your perspective on teaching is, actually. You teach in a prison, your work in the armed services shows you value dedication. Your wife is a social worker and teacher who stayed home as a way to cope with the stress, you've raised children in public school. Is it the summer break that annoys you and the "working public"?

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 19:35

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

@stpaisleyblue: A flexible work schedule. . . unlike teaching. . .I would think

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 06:55

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

@Minion: Have you taught?

I didn't get into the job with some idea that I was being "noble." I loved the job and I needed to support my family. But 13 years later I'm thinking. . .what other jobs could I have had besides teaching in public school where for 8-10 years of college and post-graduate work I get a job where I have to ask someone to cover my class to go to the bathroom, don't get to sit somewhere quiet or meet someone for lunch.. . . errands during lunch? exercise during lunch? Not a possibility.

I wasn't complaining that I need a break. Well, maybe I was. But really It's just a fact. I wouldn't survive without summer break. Unless the day to day relentlessness of my job abates.

posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 06:54

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

@AliciaH.: You can't imagine how much your comment means to me and all teachers Smile

posted @ Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 15:13

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

To the "good ole day's commenter": That means a lot to me Smile

When you're in the midst of the crazy years it's hard to have perspective

posted @ Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 05:18

Why I couldn't survive without summer break

Thanks for your support of teachers!

My husband and I own a small business that he operates. . . Sunday is his only day off and then not always if something needs to be repaired. I do appreciate the small business owners out there.

BUT. . . He can take a lunch break. He can take a bathroom break. He can turn away unreasonable customers. Not so for teachers.

I also could easily work all the hours that my husband works for his small business and still not be caught up with my schoolwork.

posted @ Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 05:17

What are the best local farms to get strawberries?

Moon Farms in Colbert GA! Their strawberry ice cream is great too.

posted @ Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 22:53

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