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As I've mentioned before, Gloria and I discuss the happy/sad or best/worst or good/bad about each day while we are eating dinner. Her comments tonight for the week were:
Good: the things she ordered with a birthday gift certificate arrived today. There's nothing like a big brown box waiting for you at the door when you get home in the afternoon, especially if it is a way of extending your birthday celebration.
Bad: Falling on the steps at after-school care and getting bruises on her legs.
Of course, then she turns it around on me. You know, there are so many little things that I notice each day. But generally, things are good. This week, though, I've been struggling to recognize the good points. That said, my high point for the week was realizing that we made it to the Y four times this week. We swam together on Sunday and then I was able to work out three other times. I am committed to getting myself back into shape.
The low point for the week is something that so many of us are facing. It's the whole economic outlook right now. We are required to start our weekly staff meetings with budget updates from the county office. This week, it was grim. We are potentially facing losing teaching staff, pay cuts, furloughs...nothing that many other places are not facing too, but it's really hard to see how the current state of affairs is going to impact teaching and learning.