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Back to Real Life

So, I’m finally caught up on blogging and regular “stuff.”

Since returning from the cruise, my life has been NUTS!

It took over a week to catch up on laundry, and this was in between subbing at school and attending Chicky’s high school soccer games.

I don’t know if I’ve told you, but I’ve had a long-term subbing job for one teacher.  The assignment began the first week of November and goes through Friday of next week.

I’ve been teaching Marketing Essentials and Blueprints for Professional Success.  These are, traditionally, “easy” classes…electives taken by seniors, juniors, and sophomores.

I’m so happy that I’ve had this assignment because it has given me the opportunity to gain experience executing lesson plans on a long-term basis, grading papers, and developing more meaningful relationships with students and staff.

Some of the things I’ve seen and heard in my classes have been a bit of a shock.

Probably one of the most difficult things has been the discovery that several of my students are expecting babies.

Oy, but my heart has been saddened.  However, I have also been pleased because the girls have chosen to carry their babies to term.

I love how God orchestrates situations…matching people up.

As soon as I found out about my expectant students, I reached out to my Oddball Charity Knitting friends.  Shandeh sent me two blankets, which I quickly gifted (one of my students is due next week, so I didn’t want to wait)…

One of the girls looked absolutely amazed that others would knit a blanket for someone they didn’t know.  She gave me a hug after, warming my heart.

As I said, soccer has also kept me busy.  Chicky spent one game running balls for the JV team (standing on the sideline retrieving out-of-bounds balls), and I worked in the concession stand.

Parents are asked to donate a crock pot of chili when it’s their turn to work in the concession stand, so I had carefully made my way to the fields.

Well, apparently I wasn’t careful enough because this is what I had to deal with after the game…

Um, yeah…it looks like something the dog regurgitated, eh?

I actually haven’t dealt with it yet.  I did pull the mat out of my car and left it in my driveway.  See, it was raining when I got home from the game, so I was hoping that the rain would wash it off.

It didn’t.

That was two days ago.

Um, yeah.

So much for being caught up.

Think I’ll take a hose to it…tomorrow.

So, real life isn’t quite as delectable as that of the jet-set.  But, it’s my life, and I can’t complain…too much, that is.

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