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
No doubt @JackStilton.:posted @ Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 10:42
it's not too hard to be there, with grandma in my heart. thanks to youposted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 22:12
Congratulations!posted @ Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 00:08
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
@E.J.: not sure about this Love and Logic method you mention, will look into itposted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:22
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 LOLposted @ Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 23:20
@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
Thank youposted @ Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 11:28
@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
@rachelmcquade: Thank you for your support I am in process of contacting someone.posted @ Friday, July 20, 2012 - 15:34
@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
I am so much better off without my beloved diet coke as wellposted @ Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 15:03
@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. xxooposted @ Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 15:30
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.posted @ Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 23:16
@Georgia Girl: Do you like her website? Her photography is gorgeous.posted @ Friday, June 1, 2012 - 16:02
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
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 disagreedposted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 19:44
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.....
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
@stpaisleyblue: A flexible work schedule. . . unlike teaching. . .I would thinkposted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 06:55
@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
@AliciaH.: You can't imagine how much your comment means to me and all teachersposted @ Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 15:13
To the "good ole day's commenter": That means a lot to me
When you're in the midst of the crazy years it's hard to have perspectiveposted @ Wednesday, May 9, 2012 - 05:18
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
Moon Farms in Colbert GA! Their strawberry ice cream is great too.posted @ Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 22:53
Summary: I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. I'm not saying it's lonely to be a movie critic, but we often find ourselves seated alone in an empty theatre when we're watching new stuff. I know people who say they won't go see anything unless they have at least one other person to go with, but I've always enjoyed having the place to myself. read more
As you might imagine, the vast majority of the editorial cartoons available these days for publication through the syndicate which supplies cartoons to the Athens Banner-Herald/OnlineAthens are addressing the situation in Ferguson, Mo., where the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white police officer has touched off a number of demonstrations -- some peaceful, but many not at all peaceful, with tear gas fired by police officers and gunshots fired by some protester. read more