journey back to spark
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Gosh. I haven't been on this website since last August. That's almost a year. It hasn't been good. What happened:
Sept & Oct - in and out of the hospital with my Dad for days at a time.
Mid Oct - stress of it all too much for my Mom. She had a mini-stroke. (TIA).
I had to take a leave of absence from teaching @ this point with the hope 2 return in january.
I still did the lesson plans, grading, test making etc from home.
We found some help for my parents. Health got better. Kids were devouring the sub so I decided 2 go back to work.
March financial crisis in the state mandated tchr wrkforce reduction. I only taught because I loved it not for the $. So I decided 2 resign so that someone who needed the job could be saved. This way I could take my dad to weekly appts. My bp is out of control and I have to focus on weightloss. When I teach, that's all I think abt. Now I have time 2 think about me.
Of course I have been yo-yoing with my wght since I left spark. I am a little heavier but at least I am back.
I even started exercising daily since school ended.
I will miss teaching with all my heart. But now is the time 2 take care of me so that there will be tomorrows.
Hope my friends are still sparking.