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!


4 comments:

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

    Yearn to Learn Blog



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  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!

    Sara

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  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.

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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

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