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?

Getting A Break…

…and having a great day.

Today is our Spooky Seas event and it is a night event so I got to come into work late…on a Saturday! That means I had the morning with my dude like a regularly scheduled person and it was soooo great. We slept in then got breakfast. Then we went on a motorcycle ride and stopped at pretty views and for a malt. Then we snuggled and watched some TV. It was so great. It’s given me a taste of what having weekends is like and having actual day time off with my dude and I liked it. I liked it a lot. This morning made me so over the moon happy that I think it might be time to start seeking a job that will allow this on a more regular basis.

We’ve been talking about the little things and there were so many wonderful little moments in this morning and I want more opportunity to have those and set my own p(e)ace. After four years I am hoping my working every single weekend day will end soon. Until then, I will continue to enjoy weekends here as much as I can.

Also, I need to stop spending my own money on work stuff. I really feel for the teachers out there that spend their own money all the time, especially since neither profession makes a whole lot in the first place. Support teachers and local nonprofits! And I am saying this as a 34 year old woman with no kids…if I had the money I would sponsor a class room for the year so wonderful teachers can keep all the money they earn making educating the next generation (and who join me in working some weekends). Hit me up teachers out there — we will hit a happy hour and discuss our lives and ways to save money.