On to the post:
The last few months have been quite interesting.
I had my little breakdown.
There's been employment adventures for my mr.
Let go from one position and on to a new one in one month.
He's calling it his 'one month non-voluntary vacation.'
His humble, grateful attitude through it all taught me much.
I sure appreciate him.
He's now working in a whole different industry that looks to be much more stable than his past.
(He's moving from banking/insurance to energy.)
The first week or so was a little disconcerting for me.
It was hard to have him home.
The middle weeks allowed a res bit,
and by the last week we were thankfully out of limbo.
We totally recognize God's hand through this trial.
The timing of it all.
The miracle of a position that fit.
The incredible option to jump industries.
It's amazing and humbling.
I had been toying with the idea of applying to be a substitute teacher at my sons' school.
After my husband's release, I went ahead with that.
And I've been having some adventures.
Yesterday, I got to read with 7th graders about duck-billed platypus' mammary glands.
FYI- they are in the skin.
That got a rousing EWWWW.
So I said, "Well, I bet if the platypus heard how human babies get their milk, that would gross them out, just like you are getting grossed out about them."
And then some kid mentioned milk being for sale on ebay and I told him that I had never heard of platypus milk being for sale anywhere and he said he meant human milk and I said we are not talking about human milk.
And then I told them, "You all better not go home and talk about your crazy substitute
that was talking about selling breast milk on ebay. I'm talking about platypus milk.
Let's get back to the book."
I think I handled that well.
Word from the hall (via my son) is that I'm a pretty awesome substitute.
Church stuff has been kicking my tukas.
I am very grateful for the women I work with. They do so much.
It is 'Evening of Excellence' season and my wonderful counselor, Sister A, took charge & we had a most wonderful event.
(Details on this one will have to come later--
but it was awesome & every youth group should do something similar.)
They are over.
Updates, analysis, and pictures to follow.
Basically, I've been off living life and not writing about it.
I like living life, but I love it more when I can write about it.
That and going to the gym.
Which I haven't done for months
and I am turning into a grump
because those are the two things that keep me sane and happy.
And I think sane and happy is important.
See you soon!