Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Life is Good.

I love this company, the "Life is Good" company. I wore my "Life is good" t-shirt to school today, the one with the cup of coffee on it.

I love their motto: "Do what you like. Like what you do."

Okay, the truth is....things are not so good, especially for my significant other, Baron. I can't really explain, but he is stressed, and understandably so. When someone you love is hurting, you wish you could "fix" it, but I can't fix this. But he has my total support, and any assistance he might ask for.

This picture is for my sweetie.

My oldest son has said some hurtful things to me tonight, and so I am smarting. My heart is stinging. I know I was just as selfish and awful at his age, but still...I give my all for my kids, and quite often allow them to do things that a more practical-minded person would say we couldn't afford. It hurts when he is mean, which doesn't happen very often.

One of my students is bi-polar and today we found out that she has been off her medicine since the summer. We discovered this because she had an anger episode unlike any she has had before, and in the course of bringing her under control, she hit me. I know she didn't mean to, but the principal saw it, so now she is suspended for 2 days. I feel bad for her. I know her mom will not be kind to her, and I know she thinks I am responsible for her suspension. I hugged her before she left, but she looked so sad. I look forward to her return on Friday.

The money is still drying up. 'Nuff said.

Let's all hope for a happier and drier weekend.

I'm going to get this one for Halloween:


Kentucky Girl said...

Ugh. Hope your day is better today!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Goodness! Prayers for you honey. I'm sure it will all be fine in the end! The girl with bipolarism really should get back on her meds.

Your son, if he keeps treating you this way, might have to lose some priveliges! That's just not at all acceptable!


Tense Teacher said...

I love their t-shirts too. Life IS good; it's just hard to remember that sometimes. (I'm saying this to myself as well as to you.)

Tricia said...


It's terrible when your kids treat you like crap - but it's how they are - and just know that when they grown through this phase they'll love you even more. I was a horrible daughter - MEAN. And, now I can't live without talking to my mom every day.

As for money - I hate it - it's the root of all evil and I hope you and Baron can keep your sanity. Stress can do horrible things to a body.

As for your bipolar student - that breaks my heart. As you know, I'm bipolar - and I know what I was like before meds. My question is -- why was she off her meds - parents should know this - don't they go to the drug store and get her refills? This upsets me to no end.

Please know - that when a manic episode occurs - you are enraged and not thinking clearly. The anger is WAY TO MUCH and your brain is running like crazy with fear/anger. You're right - she didn't mean to hit you. And, I'm glad you know that. Many people don't (i.e. your principal.)