It's one of those things that you kinda knew was going to happen, but at the same time, it was something that seemed so unlikely to happen at the same time. It's such a scary world now when there's ebola in New York along with the threat of terrorism. I remember having fire drills and shelter drills in elementary school and enjoying the fact that we were taking a break and missing some class time, but now being the teacher in charge of a classroom when we're having a lock down drill is frightening. It makes me think twice about the idea of having a baby because it just seems so crazy.
I know in my mind that God is sovereign, but I can't help the human side of me that just sees all of this and worries about the fact that the world is getting worse. Whether we end up having our own kids or not, I know I have a responsibility to the kids in my classroom. I will love and protect them as if they were my own.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
As I finally started feeling better from this cold, I returned to school only to find that even MORE kids were sick! Some were coughing up a storm to the point where they were gagging; others were leaving because of nausea. There are even students who are being sent home because of fevers. I'm hoping that because I had that cold, my immune system is a little stronger to fight whatever germs are still flying around in the room. Part of me is wondering if I shouldn't have complained about the wasps flying in my room because at least maintenance can be called for the problem to be removed!
Alas, there is nothing I can do other than wash my hands whenever I can, which is really just before I eat lunch since I don't have any other opportunity to take a break and use the bathroom. I do have Purell on my desk, but I know I don't use it as often as I probably could. The other thing I can do is wipe down the students' desks so that they don't spread germs to each other too. I left out the container to remind myself to do it more often. I also wipe down the door handles and light switches as well as the phone even though teachers are the only ones who use the phone. Even so, it's so easy for me to get sick because of my somewhat weak immune system, so hopefully these preventative measures will help me avoid getting sick one again!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
As I stay up late to grade since I fell asleep after dinner, I have YouTube videos on in the background because I can never seem to work in silence. I currently have videos by Jennifer McGuire playing with Howard's headphones on so that the sound doesn't disturb him (haha, not that it would because once he's out, he's OUT). It really makes me want to craft especially since she doesn't really use die cut machines, but her cards come out so beautiful. Her speaking is clear, so I half-listen to what she's saying, but it's so consistent that I can concentrate on the work I have to do. I have a long list of things I would LIKE to craft, but I just never seem to have the time. Of course, I didn't do that much crafting during the last year when I was home and not working. So strange how it works out like that, isn't it?
Monday, October 20, 2014
I thought today would be the last day of these "feet-in-the-waiting-room" picture, but we do have to go back to the doctor in 10 days. I know that if I had taken Howard to the ER when I initially wanted to, the cost would've been astronomical, so even though the co-pay now is rather high, it's still less than a visit to the ER.
We did stop by the mall afterwards since it's so close by, but I'll have to post about that another day because it's too good to just mention in passing tonight!