Monthly Archives: June 2013

Life’s curve ball

How do they say that …  life can throw you a curve ball, right? Well, however they say it, life did. And the curve is definitely not how I want it to be. Sorry guys, here comes a bit of “women-talk” …

Ladies my age tend to enter their menopause or, as it is in my case, been through it. It’s really a joy to say goodbye to all the monthly nuisance. As we used to say among my friends, “you can tell God is a “man”, or else He wouldn’t have invented that monthly period.”

Anyway, I was done with it and happy about it.  Until a few weeks ago. All of a sudden I got all the symptoms of an upcoming period again. I dismissed it as being ridiculous. It’s been three years now and you don’t start all over again.

But I did. So I went to see my GP who did some tests and send me to the gynecologist who did an gynecological ultrasound. He was very nice and  showed me that my endometrial lining is way too thick.  He explained that  that means there is some abnormal activity going on.

So, now I will get an endometrial biopsy in a few weeks time. We will have to wait and see what that brings.

I’m not scared yet, but it’s not what I ever thought would happen. There’s a lot of  “what if”  going on in my mind.

It also made me realize how blessed I am to know God. I can’t imagine facing all  of this without Him.

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My life!

Oh, how I long for some vacation time. Yes, yes, me and many others I guess … But honestly, I’m at the end of my normal amount of energy.

Teaching is a lot of fun, most of the time. Teaching twelve year olds on the brink of puberty and almost starting a career at our version of middle school is fun too. Until the end of the school year. Then it becomes dramatic. Seriously!

Imagine this …

 – Eighteen boys and girls, all with a less than average intelligence, almost all with behavioral problems, either too prominent or too withdrawn, all nervous, all tired … and one teacher, desperately trying to keep it nice, fun and manageable in class.

– Add one manager who wants all evaluations yesterday and one principal who wants all report cards tomorrow.

– Throw in one day of sports, totally rained out.

– Add one week of school camp next week with about forty five boys and girls (all with problems) and six teachers (all tired)

– One end of year musical to be performed two weeks from now (and no, we do not know our roles or songs yet)

 – One girl in my class who got abused last Sunday  (by the mom this time, not the dad) and is now afraid and panicking in class.

Behold my life at the moment.

Yes, teaching is fun. Great fun. Most of the time.

But oh boy …  I do long for some vacation time.


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