I've missed everyone -- and hope that I can start participating in here again on a much more regular basis! It's been a month since I've posted in here...
Partly, it's been a mix of too much professional responsibility. I've been working very hard to get some of my "reluctant learners" back on track, which has meant writing totally new lessons and readjusting the course schedule. I've also been taking a professional development course, which also takes up a lot of time.
Then I get home and have been trying to guide my daughter Allison through another rough patch in her struggles with bipolar disorder. I am so thankful that she is actually very stable -- she takes her medications, understands the diagnosis, and does tell me how she is feeling and what she is thinking. But even the most stable people with bipolar have to deal with the inevitable ups and downs. And it's so unpredictable! But at least it is something that we have figured out how to deal with. However it means very little time to just be on my own.
Now doesn't that sound odd? It's either feast or famine in life, isn't it?
What got me to slow down? I had an asthma attack this morning. This is definitely God's way of telling me to slow the heck down! So even with the other pressures and activities swirling around me, I've been able to carve out a few meaningful minutes for myself... and once I'm done trying to catch up a bit with my online "quilty" friends, I'm gonna QUILT!
... or maybe eat some chocolate.