So, perhaps God is letting me know that I have made the correct decision in retiring.
Tuesday and Wednesday were two of "those" days. The kids are suffering raging cases of Spring Fever and the "newest" kid fake cried for the last half hour of both days because he didn't want to write in his journal. Knocked the whole tub of crayons on the floor right before I had to take a group to the gym for dismissal. When I came back he had to pick them up...rather unwillingly. Then he had to finish writing in his journal...rather unwillingly. By the time he needed to leave for the day, I had him calmed and smiling, but I was SO tired. Two days in a row!
I have been cranky and crying for unusual reasons. We have been watching a live eagle cam of a nest in Virginia with 3 eaglets...the mother got killed yesterday and I cried while I watched them rescue the eaglets. A kind comment from a colleague = tears.
The horrible storms which have only barely glanced us, have kept my 90 pound lap dog in a constant state of unease...day and night.
The State Department of Education does not like the amazing program Stevie and I have developed and run for the last 12 years with tremendous success. All they can say is, "Well, yes, but the law says...."
We have been busy trying to fix it for them without breaking it for the kids.
My sweet little niece, Ana, a freshman at WVU, called today and asked me to take her to Med Express. I did, and was happy to be able to help. I was sad to see that for a college town, they didn't treat this little college kid very nicely. She got some medicine and I am praying she is well soon. Finals are in just a few days.
Spring orders are due for a class I won't be teaching next year. Class placements for next year are looming....with a new system to learn and implement.
I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, when all I want is to enjoy my last few weeks.
A friend sent me this scripture at just the right time:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9
Amen and amen.