Hello cyber world! I have successfully survived my "Monday-after-spring-break" day. Oh, yes, several of my students had episodes today. Everyone but one of them managed to smooth themselves out and make it through the day on a positive note. The other one, a student I'll call T., well.....I would like to run him up the flagpole. And leave him there. But as Scarlet would say, "Tomorrow is another day."
Here are a few updates on the rest of my world.
1. Weekend Word Challenge.
I started it and saved it to draft on Sunday. When I finished it today, I forgot to copy and paste. So it's down two entries, on Sunday. Scroll down a bit and check it out.
2. My visit to my ex.
I know some of you may not know the stories of my sordid past, but a few years ago, after my divorce, I married a second time on the rebound. He and I separated after only 6 months, but we stayed close for a very long time. We really cared about each other, but we weren't meant to be married. He found out almost a year ago that he has lung and bone cancer and at first he was not expected to survive the year. Now he is in remission, and doing very well. I went to see him last Friday and we had a very nice visit. The cancer has made him look much older than his 57 years. What I love about visiting his 37 acres in middle Kentucky, what I always loved about going down there, is that I feel so far away from the real world. It's so peaceful and quiet and isolated. Anyway, it was a great visit. I will be going back soon.
3. Ms. Saigon
My two oldest children, Joseph and Rachael, are in their high school's Spring Musical, Ms. Saigon.
Joseph, a junior, has a lead. He plays Thuey, a member of the Viet Cong, and "the bad guy". He gets shot at the end of the first act. Rachael, a freshman, is in the chorus and plays a Vietnamese refugee. This weekend we made the appropriate hair changes.
Above is Rachael's now-darkened hair. It used to be very light brown/dark blonde. It is now a very deep brown. I think it looks really good on her.
This is Joseph's military cut, called a "high and tight". VERY short on the sides, a little bit of short hair on top. It looks good on him.
We also spent part of yesterday experimenting with theater blood: a mixture of chocolate syrup, corn syrup, red food coloring, and Tide. Ick.
Anyway, that's all for a Monday. I am still struggling with feelings for people I care about. It's hard to move on.
Looking forward to the weekend and the infamous "Thunder Over Louisville".