Friday, May 4, 2012

Are you still out there?

I could tell you stories about Jr or Abs or Em.  They are still ongoing and keep me on my toes.

I could tell you about retirement and how I thought it would suck, but the fact that there is not another deployment looming over us, is actually a relief.

I could tell you about how it is impossible for veterans to find jobs after 22+ years in the Army.

I could tell you millions of stories about my students who even had the nerve to ask me if I was alive during the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  (My overabundance of boys rose to the occasion and set the record straight.)

I wish I could tell you what was happening with Junior's school, or all I have learned about IEP's, 504's, or a multitude of other things.

How I registered for the Spartan Death Race, even though the website with the details is entitled youmaydie.com or that I have a Spartan mud race and a triathlon this month.  (I did place 1st in my last tri that I did.)  Maybe you would want to hear how I am addicted to crossfit and seem to be guzzling the crossfit koolaid.  Trust me, if you come to Hood, let me know, I'll hook you up.

Or maybe I could tell you how I am just 4 classes and a thesis away from another Master's degree.

Instead I will leave you with.......

My sweet boy, the only one who will let me take his picture, will be 6 soon.  How did it happen?

I am taking Abs on a trip to Europe for a month--please start praying for the Europeans that she will come in contact with, now.

Em is headed to Spain for  two different trips, with my mom.

Gunner will be plugging away in school.

I will be teaching 4th grade again next year, although sometimes I think I might need a few years off to recover....

Plus...someone ate all the cheese puffs in the house.  Not a good thing.

6 comments:

Briar Rose said...

You are alive, yay!!!

McMGrad89 said...

Good to see you.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Glad to see that you're doing well! Have a great time in Europe!

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

So glad to hear from you! Life sounds busy! And I'm glad to hear retirement is going good since that's the direction we are headed!

A Girl said...

Good to see you are still around!

thesailorswoman said...

Great blog! I hope your trip to Europe was fabulous! My Navy husband is in Afghanistan right now and I'm a teacher like you. It's been a weird summer with my sailor so far away and Skype not always working so we can't even count on regular contact. School starts Tuesday and instead of being excited about a new year/new start like I usually am, I feel like it will be another rock in my already heavy backpack! Nanette