Well before I head to bed, let me try to explain how much I love my job in a totally selfish manner.

I am self-conscious about how I look.   I am even more self-conscious when I am not feeling well (or my house is like 90 degrees inside and moving the slightest makes me think I am dying), but since I am all by myself here, I have to go run my errands looking awful anyways.

I went to Walmart tonight after being away from Florida for over a month.  I heard my name screamed, had children running to me, and hugs from at least 8 families. So much joy in their faces just to see me.  

I spend much of my time trying to instill in my students self-worth that isn’t based looks or being perfect.  It is important to me to develop relationships with my students and their families and to let them know they are important and special to me.

Today, I got all that returned to me ten-fold.  And no one noticed how awful I looked, not even the parents who were also genuinely happy to see me.

I’m a very lucky gal.

fabled-foreigntongues:

secretobama:

cirk-urk:

That guy in the lower left corner in the crowd remembered every move 10 years later. 

is that ryan gosling 

thats flipping ryan gosling

And he was invited to be in N’Sync but turned them down because he didn’t think they’d be successful. And as a Disney star, he lived with Justin Timberlake. That’s why he knows it. But, wasn’t his moment. Take a seat, Ryan.

fabled-foreigntongues:

secretobama:

cirk-urk:

That guy in the lower left corner in the crowd remembered every move 10 years later. 

is that ryan gosling 

thats flipping ryan gosling

And he was invited to be in N’Sync but turned them down because he didn’t think they’d be successful. And as a Disney star, he lived with Justin Timberlake. That’s why he knows it. But, wasn’t his moment. Take a seat, Ryan.

While we’re talking about things I wish I could change just by writing about it on Tumblr

I wish my teeth would stop grinding.  Because oh my word pain and cold sensitivity. 

It is 86 degrees in my house and 89 outside (but feels hotter w/ humidity).

Dear Lloyd, Please, PLEASE, let the a/c guy come tomorrow.

I need to write a post about the wishlist items I’ve received. But it is so hot in here I can barely think.

Hopefully a company can come fix my A/C tomorrow.   It will be about $1600.  I was told I should be good until October before I HAD to fix it.  But, no luck.   

In the meantime, if you’d like to buy something off my list and jump in on the fun you can find mine here.

There are currently elementary, middle and high school English positions open in my district. If you are interested in moving to southwest Florida in the next two weeks or so shoot me message.

Internet company didn’t put my internet on “vacation” after I called. I spent half a day arguing with them and they said they would have a supervisor get back to me.

Supervisor never called.  So I had my dad call.   Not only did I get the credit, he reduced my monthly bill by half.

Which is great, but he says basically the same things I do.

Sometimes I wonder if it is a male vs. female thing.

The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 24 Today!

fivecentwisdom:

Today, one of the most important pieces of legislation for people with disabilities in the US turns 24. Authored by Senator Tom Harkin and signed into law by George H. W. Bush, the law provides many protections for people with disabilities. Primarily, it prevents discrimination based on disability like its ideological predecessor, the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Rights and visibility for the disabled on America still has a long way to go, but this law was a huge step forward for Americans.

Nothing like running into one ex when you’re in town to make you dream about all the others.

The best part of living in Florida and not Ohio?  I never run into any of them.