Let’s set the scene… Miss S., the first grade teacher takes off the Friday before and the Monday after spring break to relax in paradise, only to return on the Tuesday after to fight off the evil villain (COVID) with all her might. While she put up a good fight all this time, much to…… Continue reading FIRST GRADE TEACHER VS. EVIL VILLAIN
Today was a huge shift in our district: “mask optional”, and I wasn’t there for it. This made the guilt I felt for taking another day off even more heavy. I wanted to be there for them, to walk them through it. But for B and I, it is NOT mask optional for about a…… Continue reading Mask Optional
Rest to fight the virus raging within me. Rest to strengthen my weak muscles. Rest to close my endlessly tired eyes. Rest to soothe my aching lungs. Rest to catch my breath. Rest to ease the nerves. Rest to encourage B to do the same. Rest to calm my racing mind. Rest to muster up…… Continue reading Rest
I woke up to the sound of birds chirping and a cool breeze that kissed my face this morning. As I glanced at the clock we still had not changed to accommodate the time change since we returned from spring break, I was surprised to see 7:30 Aka 8:30. If COVID has done anything for…… Continue reading The Eye of the Storm
For the past week, showering has been one of my biggest accomplishments. Today wasn’t very different, other than managing to take my pup for a short walk up the street and being able to breathe through my nose for most of today. I count these things as wins. My phone rang, and I recognized the…… Continue reading Holding on Until the End
I just want to be hugged. Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by!
There’s something special about being taken care of by the people you love, especially when you need them to the most. I’m not the kind of person that leans on people often, as I’m usually the kind of person to be leaned on. B texted me to send him a list- a detailed list, since…… Continue reading Leaning From a Distance
A rare graphic slice Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge! I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by!
Driving felt weird after being on cruise control for 7 days- literally. And driving on slushy roads to pick up my dog, Savi was less than desirable. While I was excited to hold my sweet Yorkie in my arms again, my sunburnt nose was having trouble adjusting to the below freezing temperatures. I ultimately decided…… Continue reading Diet Dr. Pepper
This morning began with a 7:15 am wake-up call in a king sized bed fit for a queen… and B of course. I felt my body tense up at the sound of the alarm for the first time in over a week. I dragged my bare feet across the silky sheets and opened my eyes…… Continue reading Sliding Glass Doors