Yesterday marked 2 years as a cancer survivor! Boom! After an unusually busy weekend, I decided to play hooky from work this afternoon and go celebrate, by enjoying some of my favorite things that downtown Lawrence has to offer. Picked a nice day for it. Its cloudy but the temperature is nice. 60 degrees. Businesses have their doors and windows open. A tease of spring, before it gets cold (and snows!) later this week. Sigh...
Coffee shop time.
I haven't published anything in my blog for awhile, I noticed! I haven't had much of note to say. (all the craziness in politics this past few months was consuming my mind, but I WILL NOT BE WRITING OF SUCH THINGS. In fact, I went on a radio ban last week. I just couldn't handle listening to the news.)
I have been sometimes frustrated at work recently. I realized, when I come home annoyed and frustrated, it was because I was caught in situations where I was forced to do things that ARE NOT my job. Lots of teacher absences, especially this time of year. I do not like being a babysitter. I am not skillful at convincing reluctant students to be productive in their teacher's absence. Most of the time, I'm able to disappear and make myself useful, doing my job, in a different location.
It can just be uncomfortable. I can mind my own business (and feel guilty like I'm not being a responsible adult) or I can get up in the business and be subjected to unpleasantness and frustration. Its an odd situation to be in. And doesn't happen very often. Just more than normal this time of year.
Its almost like there's this teacher-demon inside of me, and it wants to do A THING, and heather-piano-accompanist, says no, don't do THAT THING. That thing isn't your job, and then I end up doing THE THING, and regretting it. Heather, just mind your own business. You are no longer in charge of discipline, or instructional decisions. But the teacher-demon is like, how can you just sit there, and let this happen.
Its the beauty of the situation, and also the ugly of the situation.
Other than that unpleasantness, things are fine.
So that's all the news for now. I have my yearly mammogram scheduled for later this month. I'm sure I'll take some time to write something then!