March 12, 2021

Errday on Friday.

1. "I feel like we had a nice and productive weekend."

Famous last words ^^^ That was the beginning of a post I was going to publish on Monday. 

I had started writing a weekend recap and then things imploded slightly on Sunday night. We were left with a childcare emergency on Monday and, now, we're in a childcare conundrum. 

It's consumed my every thought, which leads to the crushing guilt that I've done this to myself.  So, it's been a week where all of the things have gone wrong and I don't even know what to say about this.

2. Not surprisingly, Wells has been all out of sorts this week. Sick (sick) on Wednesday night. He's never sick. I've written sub plans more than once this week, just in case he threw up or had a fever because that's where I assumed this was heading.

3. The weather has been insane with wind and our good friend the red flag warning is back. Luckily, it's not red-flag-errday, all day, like in Colorado Springs, but this is the first I've dealt with since leaving Pittsburgh.  

Some of you all (okay, most of you all) have mentioned the PTSD you feel you suffer from this time of year because of what happened last year in March 2020. PTSD is a thing for sure but, for me, this ain't it. Any and all PTSD I have is triggered by deployments and red flag warnings. "March 2020" doesn't mean much to me. Is that weird?

4. Jett turned 7 this week. 

I feel bad that we didn't get to celebrate much in the middle of our chaos. They got new antlers. Not that a dog knows the difference, but I'm sure they appreciated no party hats this year. 

5. My contact lens ripped on Thursday morning so I worked more than half a day with only one good eye. 

6. Again, back to the childcare conundrum: I am wholly commitment-focused in that I made a commitment to this school and this district and, short of my child being actually ill (see: sub plans up above), I'm going to do whatever I can to keep that commitment. I've got two-ish months to go. We'll cross next year's bridge when we come to it.

7. This goes back to the fact that I chose this and made all of this stress and worry for myself (which is what I would tell a counselor if I still cared enough to see a counselor). However, the amount I have learned and practically injected into my veins in the form of current education practices and use of technology is equivalent to at least a masters' degree, probably a doctorate.  It's not been wasted time, that's for sure.

8. Lastly, have you ever had a Go Noodle song stuck in your head? Every class I work with has their favorites on Go Noodle. Currently, my group loves the NTV channel on Go Noodle (if this is completely foreign to you, I'm sorry and good for you). We dance to this one probably every single day. I was never a huge fan, but it's adorable to watch how much the kids like it, so now I don't mind it. 

It's a heck of a way to live, with Two Princes stuck in your head as an ear worm day in and day out. 


  1. Hope Wells is feeling better :(
    Happy Birthday Jett
    I would have gone insane with one eye "broken" LOL... that makes me get panicy when I cant see

  2. I feel like child care is something you don't realize is such a big deal until stuff comes up and then it does consume you. Hopefully Wells is feeling better!

    1. "All-consuming" is the word for it. I did not have enough empathy for my best friend in CO when she struggled with childcare.

  3. I hope you get the childcare figured out!

  4. Oh no! I hope you find something? College kid that you trust? Churches, seminaries, other teachers at your school might have contacts. It’s so hard to be a working mom sometimes.


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