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Latest embarrassing moment at work
Friday, February 26, 2021      2 comments

This week, I have done after(school)care every day. I am always the last person to leave, since my co-worker has to clock out at 5:30. If there are any children not picked up by then, and there nearly always are one or two, I have to do the cl... Read more
Weather woes on Wednesday
Wednesday, February 17, 2021      6 comments

It's no smiling matter, but I couldn't help the alliteration - it just begged to be written. Things are very dire here in Texas. Millions of people are without power, and thus heat, during the coldest weather of the winter, much colder tha... Read more
Worst weather of the winter
Monday, February 15, 2021      7 comments

Today the forecast was for extreme cold (at least for Texas), freezing rain, perhaps snow, and general weatherly misery. But this morning it wasn't bad. There was ice on the car, and of course the ice scraper I used to have got broken probably... Read more
Bleach!
Wednesday, February 10, 2021      6 comments

The school I work at is extremely conscientious about sanitizing everything. They have to be - they have parents to answer to. So when I work at after school care, as I did today, one of the things I do is disinfect all the tables and chairs a... Read more
Doctor's visit
Tuesday, February 09, 2021      6 comments

Today I went to the doctor about my vertigo episode on Friday. Even though the episode only lasted a few hours, and nothing similar has happened since, I wanted to know if the doctor could find any reason why it should have happened. I also go... Read more
Very scary
Saturday, February 06, 2021      9 comments

So this morning I woke up earlier than usual, and got out of bed. It was still dark, and I didn't turn the light on. I do know the way from the bed to the door. I hadn't taken more than a few steps when something happened to me. I don't reme... Read more
How I ruined the fire drill...
Thursday, January 28, 2021      11 comments

So, today I managed to single-handedly ruin the time record for my school's fire drill. At the time, I was mortified, but now I am finding it somewhat funny. Last week, I got warned that a surprise fire drill was coming up, supposedly th... Read more
Soooooo Tired...
Wednesday, January 27, 2021      4 comments

I think I had forgotten how exhausting working - even at a somewhat sedentary job, even part-time - can be. This morning I spent some time with some other ladies working on crafts for our religious education program (peg dolls, wooden models of... Read more
Moving forward
Thursday, January 07, 2021      6 comments

I think I had forgotten how exhausting working is, even if it is totally sedentary. And my job isn't actually sedentary. I do some sitting, some standing, and some walking. Not exactly athletic stuff, but at least I am not sitting for hours, ... Read more
First Day at New Job
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      6 comments

Apparently my scheduling person (who is very nice in general) is something of a procrastinator, like me. *Last night* she sent me my new schedule. The schedule she gave me in December when I was hired, and which I had planned my days around, w... Read more
Pictures of the happy couple
Wednesday, December 23, 2020      12 comments

I thought I would share a couple of pictures of Henry and Elizabeth. Their happiness is a sign of hope for me. Nothing can make this Christmas anything but difficult, but I am so happy for them, and I know Danny would be, too, if he were here.... Read more
He popped the question!
Sunday, December 20, 2020      7 comments

So yesterday Henry finally popped the question. He took her to the park where they had had their first date. I'm sure it was very romantic. However, no pictures were taken. He should have known that his mother would want pictures! Then ... Read more
New Part-time Job
Thursday, December 17, 2020      9 comments

I mentioned earlier that I had an interview for a part-time job. It isn't very many hours, or much pay, but that doesn't matter a whole lot to me. I want a small job to take my mind off myself and my grief to some extent, and start thinking mo... Read more
Busy days
Sunday, December 13, 2020      3 comments

It's always the same in December; the early to middle of the month is crazy and I am running everywhere from pillar to post. Towards the end of the month, I have nothing to do. Which is probably good, because if I stayed this busy, I'd probabl... Read more
Projects always take longer than one expects
Sunday, December 06, 2020      6 comments

I am helping out with the children's religious education this year, as I mentioned in another blog. Today we had a meeting and decided, among other things, that we could use a miniature altar cloth to teach the children how to fold properly (li... Read more

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