Kind of a stream of consciousness...
Lots going on at this time of year. For the first time ever, I have not been totally stressed at the end of the year. I don't know why. There's still a lot of stuff to get done. Maybe I DID have some of it done ahead of time this year. I "checked out" today with my special ed supervisor, so that is pretty much done.
We have five days left. FIVE! It's been an OK year. I love my 8th graders, and I will miss them. If they move on. None of them passed both parts of the required test to move on. They will go to Summer Remediation, and hopefully get the required numbers on a retake. And then possibly an alternative 8th grade next year. They have worked so hard this year; I was so disappointed for them. But the test doesn't measure hard work. Actually, I'm not sure what it does measure. ....but let me not diverge with a rant on the educational system...
I will have a student teacher intern next semester. That's a first for me. Should be interesting.
Things with me and my dear hubby... Being married is the hardest thing I have ever tried to do. We need counseling and the search continues. He doesn't want anyone with a "religious bias", so I will probably make an appointment with my EAP. When we talk, we just totally see things from different points of view. He complains that I can't see his point. He claims he can see mine, but he doesn't. And when I try to pin down what his issues are (with me) it is like a giant game of "whack-a-mole". Just when I think I understand what he is talking about, then, no...that's not quite it. Things are fairly calm...the house is not a battle ground, but things could be so much better.
My good priest's mother is still in the hospital. It is wearing on him. You can tell he is tired. He says they are taking it hour by hour. One night waiting for "the phone to ring." Other days, she looks a little better. We had Bible Study on Wednesday night - it was the second-to-last of our study on Acts. But he called it a wrap with that session. Too much on his plate. He thanked everyone for their prayers and told of the healing in his family that had taken place within the last week. He says that when we pray for someone, not only do we pray for their needs and petitions, but we also pray FOR them - in their place - when they are too tired or not able to pray as they should. When we pray for other people, they are the subject and the object of our prayers, he said.
Boy Scout fundraiser this weekend, and then the last week of school! HOORAY!