Just some random thoughts for a Friday . . .
- I've read 2 good books this week --Little Heathens: Hard Times and High Spirits on an Iowa Farm During the Great Depression. I guess the title says it all, huh? It's a memoir (which is one of my favorite genres.) And then another memoir -- Behind the Burqa: Our Life in Afghanistan and How We Escaped to Freedom. Another fascinating true-life story! It is frightening how small changes can suddenly become oppressing reality.
- I thoroughly enjoy teaching and am struggling with figuring out childcare again. The homeschooling mom who has done it, won't be available nearly as much in the fall - and at the same time I have more opportunities to teach. I don't want to stop! (and financially I can't anyway) Finding care for L is fairly easy -- it's the 3 of them that is a challenge. I am not sure what the answer is, but realize it might be giving up homeschooling. This could be a post in itself.
- Just because I own a cell phone doesn't mean I will answer it immediately (or even at all) when it rings. I won't. That's what voicemail is for. Sometimes I'm busy, sometimes I'm sleeping, sometimes I don't hear it ring, sometimes I just don't feel like talking on the phone. Oftentimes, I have the ringer set to silent. If you need me, leave a message or send me an email. Don't harangue me because I don't pick up every time the freaking phone rings. It doesn't own me. (Can you tell this is a sensitive issue this week? Sometimes I think about going back to snail mail letters only . . . )
- My eyes have changed again and I need a new prescription. Our insurance covers 1 eye exam every 2 years, and it's only been 18 months since my last one. Unfortunately, my eyes appear to have changed enough that I really can't wait. Um, and I'm a dork bc we don't have the same insurance anymore and I don't think we actually have any vision insurance anymore. So, I guess I better just make that appointment and teach another class.