Sunday, October 16, 2011

Trying to keep our heads above water

My beautiful girl started getting grumpy and mean...that can only mean one thing...yep she's sick...strep and an ear infection.  She's been on antibiotics now for several days and is doing much better.  In fact, she is now on her scooter wearing nothing but a pair of boots, a helmet & inside out panties...she had been wearing her Snow White costume but one of the ribbons ripped off and we have fabric glued it back (it is now setting).

We went to the pumpkin patch yesterday.  She had a nice time.  It wasn't too far from our house and not too hot outside.  We're finally getting out of the 90s.  I'm waiting for the fall weather to finally begin.

Work is okay.  It's so hard doing everything without an assistant.  I'm incredibly busy despite the fact that I don't have an assistant and my circ numbers are higher than they were last year.  Not sure why but they are.  I'm still have problems trying to convince the powers that be that circulation numbers truly aren't a reflection of my program.  In fact, I've been doing more teaching this year.  I've been frustrated to the point where I honestly think a change will be good for me...not immediately.  I love my faculty so much.  I am looking at maybe the new middle school if the bond passes.  I think a new school would be a great challenge.  I have been at my current school for 10 years now...the longest I have been in my education career.  I think change will be good for me.  Right now though I am trying to keep my head above water in my professional and personal life.

We go back to the cardiologist on Thursday.  I hope we get good news again.  I still keep waiting for the other shoe to fall.  I hate that I don't feel like it's over yet.  She is now sleeping in her own bed.  She's had some night terrors and one accident but she's been there now for one week.  I am super proud of her.  She tells me she doesn't want to sleep with me because I have stinky feet (one day my shoes got wet and gave me stinky day!) but I'm glad she's in her own bed.  I think it is good for both of us.  I am sleeping better. 

We are still taking our days one day at a time.  We are still on some heavy meds but the thing is we still are.  And our lives are almost normal!