Monday, December 14, 2009

12 things that are true this week:

1. My son is one and a half years old this week.
2. My IB students aced an important and incredibly difficult assessment.
3. This assessment was given all day Friday, Saturday, and today at our district's professional development center.
4. Giving this assessment at the PDC meant I missed two days of work, even though I was working extremely hard.
5. Missing work means that the rest of my students not taking the assessment were complete asshats, which is all the administration at my school sees.
6. The babysitter has strep throat which means I'm going to miss more school to stay home with my kid, thus giving the asshats further excuse to continue their asshattery.
7. I don't care.
8. Tomorrow I have to hire a different babysitter to watch the kid for a couple of hours so that I can attend the funeral of my good friend's 21 year old son who was murdered during a random home invasion.
9. He was shot in the leg and bled out while he was being Careflighted to the hospital.
10. He was a great kid with a bright future and was engaged to be married.
11. I don't understand
12. Tonight I went in to tuck-in my baby boy; he was awake, so I rocked him, and hugged him close. He smiled up at me and my heart was warm.

7 comments:

gaelikaa said...

We live in a very dangerous world. I'm sorry about your friend's son. Killing him was an act of pure evil. I hope your babysitter gets better soon.

What a week.

Couldn't you possibly take your babe with you? No criticism implied here, but I've attended funerals with babies strapped to me. I was in Ireland at the time, and at funerals there,we, well...drink. But it was still. It was still okay.

Rummuser said...

Hullo Ginger, I am Rummuser from the Loose Bloggers Consortium or Loose Consortium of Bloggers whichever you choose. I am however not loose. I am a WOG.

1. I like what I see in your blog and this is to welcome you to the consortium.

2. Random killings can affect people in many ways. Please read http://rummuser.com/?p=2384

3. I see that my younger sister has beaten me to comment here. She is quick on the draw isn't she?

Ginger said...

gaelikaa - Thank you for your kind words. I could take my little one to the funeral, but I really want to "be there" without distraction. Jack (my boy), though I love him dearly, would probably be a distraction more for me than for anyone else, especially since he is such a curious little guy at the mo.

I'm all for drinking at funerals (we had sparklers and beer at my redneck uncle's), but I think this one will be.. I don't know how it will be. Maybe that's why I need to leave Jack at home. x

Rummuser - Thanks for the welcome! What's a WOG? I'm off to look it up. Thanks, also, for the link.

Grannymar said...

Some weeks are real stinkers and the problems keep coming like Irish rain. Hang in there and the sun will peep round a cloud when you are not looking. Give that little man a special hug from me.

I too welcome you to the group and look forward to your posting on Friday.

Pam said...

Oh dear. Where to begin? Sorry that your administration all sees the negative. Sorry your sitter is sick. Happy half birthday to Jack. And I have no words for the loss of your friend's son. What a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to all of your suffering from this unimaginable loss.

Christine said...

That's some straight-up Margaret Atwood style smack-you-with-the-moving-part-right-at-the-end writing.

My point? Damn, you're a good writer.

My other point? I love you tons.

My last point? The fact that you can discuss the serious points in this post and still manage to use the word "asshattery" means that you'll definitely make it through.

Maria said...

Hello Ginger,
I am Maria from Silverfox-Whispers. I am also a member of LCW. I am so looking forward to reading more of your posts. I am a retired teacher and reading this remindx me of the truths of teaching and balancing family life. I love the asshat comments. I haven't heard the term before, but every asshat in my teaching career came to mind. They are always there like little annoying gnats. Don't let them get to you.

Monday, December 14, 2009

12 things that are true this week:

1. My son is one and a half years old this week.
2. My IB students aced an important and incredibly difficult assessment.
3. This assessment was given all day Friday, Saturday, and today at our district's professional development center.
4. Giving this assessment at the PDC meant I missed two days of work, even though I was working extremely hard.
5. Missing work means that the rest of my students not taking the assessment were complete asshats, which is all the administration at my school sees.
6. The babysitter has strep throat which means I'm going to miss more school to stay home with my kid, thus giving the asshats further excuse to continue their asshattery.
7. I don't care.
8. Tomorrow I have to hire a different babysitter to watch the kid for a couple of hours so that I can attend the funeral of my good friend's 21 year old son who was murdered during a random home invasion.
9. He was shot in the leg and bled out while he was being Careflighted to the hospital.
10. He was a great kid with a bright future and was engaged to be married.
11. I don't understand
12. Tonight I went in to tuck-in my baby boy; he was awake, so I rocked him, and hugged him close. He smiled up at me and my heart was warm.

7 comments:

gaelikaa said...

We live in a very dangerous world. I'm sorry about your friend's son. Killing him was an act of pure evil. I hope your babysitter gets better soon.

What a week.

Couldn't you possibly take your babe with you? No criticism implied here, but I've attended funerals with babies strapped to me. I was in Ireland at the time, and at funerals there,we, well...drink. But it was still. It was still okay.

Rummuser said...

Hullo Ginger, I am Rummuser from the Loose Bloggers Consortium or Loose Consortium of Bloggers whichever you choose. I am however not loose. I am a WOG.

1. I like what I see in your blog and this is to welcome you to the consortium.

2. Random killings can affect people in many ways. Please read http://rummuser.com/?p=2384

3. I see that my younger sister has beaten me to comment here. She is quick on the draw isn't she?

Ginger said...

gaelikaa - Thank you for your kind words. I could take my little one to the funeral, but I really want to "be there" without distraction. Jack (my boy), though I love him dearly, would probably be a distraction more for me than for anyone else, especially since he is such a curious little guy at the mo.

I'm all for drinking at funerals (we had sparklers and beer at my redneck uncle's), but I think this one will be.. I don't know how it will be. Maybe that's why I need to leave Jack at home. x

Rummuser - Thanks for the welcome! What's a WOG? I'm off to look it up. Thanks, also, for the link.

Grannymar said...

Some weeks are real stinkers and the problems keep coming like Irish rain. Hang in there and the sun will peep round a cloud when you are not looking. Give that little man a special hug from me.

I too welcome you to the group and look forward to your posting on Friday.

Pam said...

Oh dear. Where to begin? Sorry that your administration all sees the negative. Sorry your sitter is sick. Happy half birthday to Jack. And I have no words for the loss of your friend's son. What a senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to all of your suffering from this unimaginable loss.

Christine said...

That's some straight-up Margaret Atwood style smack-you-with-the-moving-part-right-at-the-end writing.

My point? Damn, you're a good writer.

My other point? I love you tons.

My last point? The fact that you can discuss the serious points in this post and still manage to use the word "asshattery" means that you'll definitely make it through.

Maria said...

Hello Ginger,
I am Maria from Silverfox-Whispers. I am also a member of LCW. I am so looking forward to reading more of your posts. I am a retired teacher and reading this remindx me of the truths of teaching and balancing family life. I love the asshat comments. I haven't heard the term before, but every asshat in my teaching career came to mind. They are always there like little annoying gnats. Don't let them get to you.