Archive for November, 2010

The holiday is getting closer and the throat is getting scratchier

November 23, 2010

I wasn’t sure I would make it through work today. I was barking when I coughed this morning. I don’t have much of a voice so tonight is not the night to talk to me. I think I see some time under the covers, trying to keep warm. Will my big project for my class at Washburn get done this holiday? Will any crafting get done? Only time will tell. Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

Thanksgiving is this week

November 20, 2010

There is only two days of work for me this week. Unfortunately, the colds that the kids have repeatedly brought to school have finally caught up with me. I feel headachy and have a scratchy throat. I managed to jerk my back again last night so I spent the day in bed. It probably didn’t help but I thought it would help the most.

My ill student was only in two days this last week. He coughed so hard on Tuesday, it was scary. He is supposed to have back surgery this week so hopefully he can have that. I don’t even want to think about it. I pray for God’s presence with him.

I plan on trying to finish my paper for college this next week. When it is finished, I am going to spend my evenings doing fun things. It sure has been a long haul.

There was a meeting after work on Thursday and the director felt bad about it so he came back to talk more about it on Friday. Funding is going to drop a lot next year for schools so my job may be on the line. I am not sure what to think about it. I told him that if it is the case, to let me know asap so I quit spending money ๐Ÿ™‚

I missed the woodcarver’s show today. Maybe I will feel like going to see it tomorrow.

On Monday, I went to be fitted for a CPAP machine. I don’t know what I think of it. The first two nights, I kept having ear pressure problems when I opened my mouth. I tightened it up so that is better but I don’t know as it has made me feel better. The sleep still is erratic. I still often wake up at 3.

Oh, my aching back…………

November 7, 2010

I think it was Wednesday or Thursday, I noticed my lower back was bothering me. I tried to take it easy but it is back with a vengeance. Unlike some people, I can’t take ibuprofen as it makes my stomach hurt so I started on aspirin hoping to ease the pain somewhat. I pondered whether it could be too much tension so I skipped church and slept in but that made no difference.

Tomorrow night I get to go work on my quilt blocks for the modern mix project. I need to cut the fabric ahead of time but I don’t think that will happen. Maybe I can go in early and do it.

Tuesday is a big IEP meeting for my student with the biggest health problems. I was thinking about how much he has declined over the past year and it is so sad. I hope his upcoming surgery can turn some of this around but I don’t know……….

I am supposed to be cleaning as the appraiser is coming tomorrow morning. We are refinancing and it would be nice if the house didn’t look like pack rats lived there. (Great time for back pain that just makes me want to lie down and rest).

Yesterday was rug hooking at Judy Cripps of Rustic Rugs. I am working on my Christmas exchange mat. I have it 2/3 done. Maybe I can finish it over Thanksgiving, if I am not too busy working on my homework.

It is windy, sunny and in the 70s today. It is also daylight savings time so I need to go set the clocks ๐Ÿ™‚

Things have been fairly quiet lately

November 4, 2010

It has been fairly quiet lately. I had an inservice meeting on Monday. It was very interesting and I felt like I learned a lot. It was annoying that the naysayers had to talk the whole time though.

Four kids were sick on Tuesday. They have been coming back though. I have heard some nasty coughs though. I had my flu shot and hope I don’t pick up anything else.

The substitute nurse that is coming in the week before Thanksgiving was in today. She thought she could learn it all in an hour and ended up calling and saying it would be all day to begin to learn all there was to know. Things may change between now and then too.

I remembered I had a sewing class tonight. I was on how to combine stitches. I learned how to sew out a quilt label too. That was interesting. I think I will have to save up for the software though. So much for saving money.

The appraiser is coming by Monday so we can refinance at a lower rate. I never thought we would see a rate under 4% but we got it locked in. Now I had better get the house pickedย  up. Something for this weekend, I guess ๐Ÿ™‚