Sunday, 26 August 2012

A Cracked Heart and an Old Freebie

Please forgive my lack of posting. I have two reasons. The first - I went back to school, which of course means I have re-instated my alarm clock as bedside buddy. Back where he belongs, so that each morning I can throw it across the room push the snooze button and be so happy to wake up when it's dark outside.
Second reason - My daughter left for college yesterday. Today, my heart has a crack in it.  I don't know any other way to describe it to you. I have spent the day wallowing and taking care of the lump in my throat. A good friend of mine told me once that, if you have a lump in your throat, you need to figure out why it's there and then take care of it. Well, I know why it's there - my daughter has left. So, now I am trying to take care of it.  But, the crack in my heart.  I'm pretty sure it's gonna be there for a while. I will put all my energy into caring for the lump and the crack so that I am ready for my kids on Wednesday, which is when school officially starts.  So far, I have made minimal progress. This is starting to sound like a report card comment.

No more days of fixing up my classroom in peace. Wandering in and out of other teachers' classrooms to chat and exchange ideas. So, right now I am working on another set of classroom rules to share with you, but in the meantime, I am recycling an old freebie, just in case you didn't catch it the first time. It's the Daily Five - Use RIGHT to remember. I just put it up in my room. I hope that it is something that can also help you.

Thanks for reading this far. I am off to deal with the lump and the crack. I'll be OK in a few days.  Nothing quite like a daughter leaving to throw you completely off balance. Right now, I just need someone to pat my head and tell me it'll be OK.
Just 1 little click on the pic and you're on your way!


  1. Hugs to you. My niece is joining the college ranks too.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  2. Hang in there, Leslie! I totally understand - I left my momma for college and she didn't like it - you WILL get through this, though!


  3. You're breaking my heart! My 10 year old daughter went off to camp for the first time this summer. I felt lost without my buddy, and it was only a week. One good thing about school starting-it will keep you so busy during the day and so exhausted at night, you won't have as much time for that hurting heart.


    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

  4. Oh, Leslie! My daughter is going into Grade 11 and I can just imagine what you are feeling......{hugs} to you! Keep busy!!!