|Photo by Jessi Watson, Thai Coconut Timepiece|
...it's been a long.
That's all relative, of course.
|The beginning of my hike|
My work at school has been rewarding. The pain levels in my body have not. They seem to cycle, and for the past few weeks the cycle has been Not So Good. As in, Bad.
Through these weeks, I have truly thought of my #ccourses folks daily.
I have been yearning to connect with them, but only managing the Life Minimum to succeed in "real" life, AKA my job....which basically means I have devoted what ever energy I have to my school and staff and students.
We have now had ten days off from work, which has helped my pain. Less typing. Fewer desk-sitting hours.
I have been trying to Capture Moments in order to Maintain Sanity. Take advantage of the times when less pain has reared its head.
|Listening to pileated woodpecker.|
|Sky at Patapsco State Park|
A colleague and I have been playing Chess With Friends across space and time. I'm awful, but willing and learning! (You wanna?)
Another student has mainstreamed back to his home school, but I maintain contact with his mom. He and I went on New Year's Eve to see the new Hunger Games movie. Popcorn ensued, and discussions of The Walking Dead, and mostly I was just happy to see him. He has grown 6 inches since I last saw him.
My BFF and I have seen some amazing films as well - Imitation Game, Theory of Everything, Fury, Unbroken, Wild.
|PopArt filter on Zendoodle of owl|