Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why? Why??

I don't know why I hang on the facebook thing. It's like voyeurism...a quick peek at everyone's life.

This takes more work. I've already talked about it, but maybe I'm getting lazy in my old age.

I've applied and been accepted in an alternative certification process for special ed. I'll eventually get certified to teach art...that should be easy, but the special ed kids just pull at my heart. I overheard some teachers complaining about one of my kiddos the other day, and it really stabbed at me. I'm subbing for a long period for a teacher who is out with an injury. I'll be replaced after I'm there close to 30 days for a certified special ed sub because I'm not "highly qualified" yet. Good luck is all I can say to that sub. I've known the kids I'm working with for 4 years. I'm worried about when they have a stranger with them. It's been hard enough without their regular teacher that they've known even longer than me.

Spent a night and a day in the hospital being poked and prodded after a suspected TIA; my regular Dr. thinks it is a sciatic thing. I lost almost all sensation in a leg. Kinda freaked me out and made me reconsider working full time. It seems my working has just been interupted with family and me being dad was in the hospital for gallbladder removal a month or so ago. I spent a week up in his neck of the woods bouncing back and forth between the hospital and making sure my step mom was okay with home health care.

I'm on prednisone and fighting every impulse to eat anything that comes my way. Chocolate...fear me!! It's just a short course, so hopefully the damage won't be done too much.

Getting older is freaky. I've gotten so much joy out of working with these kids, the days fly by. It won't be easy, but we'll see where God is leading.

I have a few hospital stories to share...both from my dad's stay, and mine. God made Himself known both places! Next time! :-)


... Paige said...

I seldom ever FB and then it's under RL name. This week a friend from 2nd/3rd grade came across me by way of round about blah blah, ya know.
I am very bay at staying in touch-lazy I guess.

TIA- scary when ya don't know that you even had one, blessed cause ya didn't know ya had one.

good luck on the cert and finding chocolate :-)

Kansas Bob said...

Wow.. sorry about the health stuff Karen.. I get being freaked out.. it is no fun.

I love your heart for those special ed kids.. you are a rock star in my book.

Look forward to hearing your stories.

Robert said...

Awesome hearing about your love and care for your kids karen!!! So true getting older is no fun alot of times but we roll with the punches I look forward to your stories you will share and hope your health issues settle down for you thanks for always being a sweet friend :)

karen said...

I'll be writing about those God things in a bit.
99% sure it wasn't a TIA.

Milly said...

Bless ya.
I like FB because I get info rather quickly and most of my friends are from my church. My son and his friends are my friends so I can see what's up.


Barbara aka Layla said...

I think its crazy of the school to replace you as a teacher for those kids just because someone else has a piece of paper that you don't have yet! The kids needs should come first and obviously you are who would best fit that need at this time!!! Grrrr. Red Tape.

I like FB and Blogging, but I have too much time on my hands these days!

Hope you and your dad are both feeling much better.