The higher temperatures are gone for now and we are back to spring. Thank goodness. We have had some rainy times and the days have been in the 60s lately.
I took these pictures today. They are of my neighbor’s house. The poor man passed away last year and still his house is vacant. Another neighbor and Jim have been trying to keep it mowed in his honor.
The irises are so beautiful. I hope to paint something like this, this summer.
We have a few by the fence but it would be nice to have some out front too.
I have one more class for the semester. What a relief that will be when it is over. It has been so much work. We got a take home test and will have a test besides next week. Next I have to do the practicum in the fall.
I went to the school I am supposed to work at in the fall. Sometimes it seems exciting and other times it makes me nervous as I am concerned it will be like being a new teacher all over again, now for the third time. I will miss Scott, Tammy and the paras. I was starting to make some friends too…………I talked to someone today that had worked with some of the same people in the building for decades. I’ve never had that chance. I can’t imagine what it is like to grow up in a place and live there one’s whole life.
The kids at school were contemplating going on past their masters and while I have the ambition for that, where would it lead me? I can’t work long enough for the state pension. Add another 4-6 years for another degree and it pushes me that much closer to 60. Who would hire me then? In Iowa, they bought out all the teachers with advanced degrees so they could hire younger, less experienced teachers that they didn’t have to pay as much. Last year brought no raises and freezes for most people and early in negotiations this year there was talk of a pay reduction.
Jim is off to help his mom for a bit. When school is over for the year, hopefully we can do things together for fun.