Unraveling This Life

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Posts from the “School” Category

Ain’t Got So Far To Go

Posted on July 11, 2012

It rained today. Shocking, right? For most of my family, they’ve seen enough rain to last them three summers, but we’ve been missing it here in our part of Pennsylvania. But today. Today, it rained. Not a lot . . . certainly not enough to make the grass turn all green and verdant. But enough. Seems like summer keeps moving faster and faster, whether it rains or not. There’s no slowing down the next six weeks and no denying that I’ll have to eventually come to grips with a new school year and all that it brings. If only the rain would wash away this damn impetigo on my ear (what self-respecting 42-year-old gets fucking impetigo?), I’d be out there puddle jumping instead of…

Red Rain

Posted on June 3, 2012

Dear Little One, When you’re born, everyone will “Oooh” and “Aaah” over your every move. It’s kinda like that when you’re a baby … you’re incredibly cute and you smell good and people make a big deal over you because you are a big deal. And you’ll be loved. How do I know this? Because I know your momma. Trust me on this one. Things you should know before you make your grand debut. – your parents are teachers, which means people think they make a ton of money for little work. Nothing could be further from the truth. They teach because they believe in it. They see the good in all kids, and they make a difference. – you better like soccer. Since…

40 Day Dream

Posted on May 3, 2012

This past winter was a little on the crazy side. Not crazy in the amount of snow that we received. Crazy for the amount that we didn’t receive. As in none save for that freak snow storm in October that took out a few tree limbs and ripped out part of our fence. No snow means no snow days. But when you’re a teacher who doesn’t particularly care for snow days, it all seemed okay and hunky-dory. Well, smack my ass and call me Sally if it doesn’t kinda bite a little right now. Last year, I’d be looking at about 30 more days of school. Have had little breaks here and there from my students (and let’s face it, them from me). Feeling…