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A Better Day

Friday, August 14, 2020

Yesterday I wrote about how I am not okay, but that's okay. I'm happy to report that today I'm okay!

Writing about how I was feeling helped me to get it all out there and it feels so much better! I know so many of us are going through lots of emotions right now, I know I'm not alone. I knew that yesterday too, but yesterday I just couldn't keep it all in.

Earlier this week I received an email from my principal that there's mold in our building and we needed to come take our personal belongings that were "salvageable." So, I borrowed my sister's truck, my husband took a chunk of time out of his work day, and we spent 2 hours bringing home most of my things. My room is FULL of mold, but thankfully only 2 camp chairs were destroyed. I brought some moldy stuffed animals home and am washing and disinfecting them to see what I can save and what will need to be pitched. I brought home the thousands of books (literally) that's I've collected and bought for my students over the past 10 years. Now I have piles all over my garage of bags, bins, etc. Thankfully, they were moist but not moldy and can be saved. I have my work cut out for me now.
Last week I submitted my form saying I'd teach in person, this week was the mold. Needless to say, I didn't want to go back any longer! Our superintendent let us all know yesterday that we will be teaching remotely for at least the first 6 weeks, with an expected return date of October 19th. I'm VERY happy to know that there will be plenty of time for the mold problem to be resolved before I need to go back in.

A friend and I signed up to do a virtual race through Yes.Fit last week. It's 45.5 miles and an unlimited time to complete it. My goal was 10 days and I finished this morning after only starting on Sunday. I'm very excited for that! It was really motivating! She and I walked together on Sunday and then my husband walked with me each morning and/or evening this week. I'm looking forward to finding another one to do on there as well.

Have a great day and thanks for all of your encouragement yesterday! emoticon
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  • LIFESGREAT2DAY
    I’m sorry about your bad day the day before this blog! It’s good to get things out and talked about. I’m glad things are going better now for you. The virtual races sound fun to do together!
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    263 days ago
  • GARDENCHRIS
    glad you were able to salvage things from your class
    266 days ago
  • ANNIEMAROO
    I was happy to read that you are Okay today and that you will not have to teach in person until October! When the time comes, I'm sure your principle will only let you teach in person if it is safe to do so.
    Great that you got so many miles in!!!
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    268 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    SO GLAD you do not have to go right back into the classroom. Indeed many do not realize how much teachers spend of their own $$$ on stuff for the classroom. WOOHOO on being able to do the virtual classroom.

    Blogging helps me also, which why I do it as often as I do.

    WOOHOO great idea on the race!! CONGRATS!! That's AWESOME.
    268 days ago
  • HAPPYELF
    emoticon for feeling OK today. Sometimes that is all that is needed...to get those feelings out and sharing them. emoticon So glad that you only lost two camp chairs and that you have until October before you get back into the classroom. emoticon on finishing your virtual race!!! You are emoticon !!!
    268 days ago
  • PATRICIA-CR
    So happy today you are feeling OK. emoticon Mold is BAD. I'm glad you're having plenty of time for your classroom to be restored properly. Go for the virtual race!
    268 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    The race sounds like fun and something to look forward to! emoticon
    268 days ago
  • NEPTUNE1939
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    268 days ago
  • HANOVERLADY
    I like the idea of a virtual race! Glad you are doing better today.
    268 days ago
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