Tuesday, March 29, 2011

School went well today.  The kids were tired coming off spring break, but they worked hard and cooperatively.  My massage after school helped.  Dog tired.  This morning was the earliest I've gotten up in months!  44 days until summer!

Monday, March 28, 2011

hi ho, hi ho

..........it's back to work I go.  Got a lot accomplished today.   Sorta have a grip on where we are in the grand scheme of things.

Not long after I received my beautiful engagement ring, I either used hand sanitizer or a bathroom cleaning product that tarnished the gold and turned it purple.  Where my finger constantly rubs the band, the tarnish came off.  Last week I took it in to the Gem Collection to see what happened and to get it cleaned....hopefully.  I just about had a meltdown driving down Capital Circle toward the store.  I got John's wedding ring from the Gem Collection, and we looked there for mine.  I had a hard time giving the girl my ring.  Then when she said she needed to take it up to the jeweler, I sat down and nervously waited for her return.  She was gone a while, brought it back into her room to blow it dry, and it was fabulous!  The jeweler sent me a message to NOT do that again.  I assured her I take it off now when I clean.  A little while later I made a stop at my bank and the girl complimented my ring.  Made me feel good.

Yesterday was rough, probably because I knew I was going back to work today.  Plus Fred posted pictures from Kimberly's wedding and that made me think of Vickie which made me sad.
For years, when I'd make copies at school, I'd spend the time standing there talking on the phone with John.  One of the 'firsts' happened again.  I almost reached for the phone on the wall to call John as the copy machine whirred along.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

first steps back

Went to church this morning.  Arrived late and left during the final prayer. Couldn't sing for crying but it felt good to be there.  When I used to go to church and John stopped going, I would set my cell phone on the chair next to me so I could see if John called.  Another one of those things I don't have to do anymore.

Actually cooked this afternoon:  ground venison, mixed with baked beans and bbq sauce; cornbread.  Will be good for lunches next week.

Was sad because John isn't here to clean the tile on the kitchen counter and wall because it's looking rough.  Then I remembered he left me the tile cleaner.  The only thing I didn't have was the big machine, and didn't need it.  Got busy with a toothbrush after church and it worked well.  Now the tile is shiny and clean.

Still have lots of unfinished "business" from John's stuff &/or mine.  Can't think of one thing I've completed, mainly because you fill out a form and then have to wait.  But work begins tomorrow and I'll have to juggle phone calls, faxes, emails, letters, paperwork, and kids.