Dear Teachers…


I have been working with kids doing all of their online education and I have to tell you I have a new level of respect and admiration for all educators. Seriously, the amount of work that online education encompasses is astounding. I have NO idea how you all do it. All of the information you need to impart to the kids, keeping 25+ kids focused while they are all in different locations (not in your presence). I am in awe of your dedication, skill, and sacrifice. And this tribute doesn’t even include dealing with the parents of all these kiddos (who I know mean well, but can sometimes overwhelm). Hats off to you! Know that many of us see all of your work, extra hours, and sacrifice. I know me seeing you might not mean that much, but I hope it helps you feel a little more recognized in a world that may be over looking you and your crazy skills among all the crazy current events.

I want to start and ‘adopt a teacher’ program. Random and appreciative people adopt a teacher and send them a little gift for them (not for their class or kids or anyone else just them). I don’t know how to go about it though. Anyone have experience with this kind of thing?

A Break Before…

…I’m broke.

I got another job working with the census folks. It pays well with a flexible schedule. I am very grateful! I have basically made a living out of talking to strangers so I have a feeling I will be very good at it. I wont starve! Hooray!

After my COVID demotion and pay cut, I still pick up some hours at my old job too (I make much less but it’s something). I am filming tomorrow with a HUGE script that I have one day to memorize and make presentable. I am going to do my best, but I hate doing anything less then prepared. Also, I am putting my own time into preparing –> I don’t get paid for most of it. I know we are all making sacrifices for our nonprofits to survive, but doing that has become so much harder since they sacrificed me without even the courtesy of a phone call (got an email that was clearly copy/pasted from someone else’s because it had their title not mine – I wasn’t even worth getting my old title right). I want to be good so I am gonna do it, but I hope anyone appreciates it, like at all, or even recognizes it. That would be nice. A woman can dream right?

Oh well — Back to memorizing and making more sacrifices.