Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Madness!!

This month has been crazy for Shem and I and no it hasn't been because we're keeping track of our March Madness teams either! I'm finally starting to feel like I have some control over my life after being so busy and Shem is starting to see some light at the end of this tunel of grading IB labs. He thinks he'll be done around midnight tonight! :)

I've been busy with RS and thankfully after deciding that I just don't have the time to put into the calling I was released. It feels good to have some more free time, but at the same time I miss the work and in some ways I feel like I should've just stuck it out. However, after considering how down I was getting from not being able to do other things that I enjoy, like cook dinner, clean (I really don't enjoy it, but a clean house is so nice) grade my students assignments, work on some curriculum, run, and on the weekends spend time with Shem or feel free to help family or go out and take pictures, I'm glad that I was released. I feel more balanced now and I've even started doing things for myself! Last week I started accupuncture and so far I love it! It feels so good to just lay there and relax and I'm looking forward to my next trip tomorrow!

Shem has been crazy busy like always this time of year. He's been so good at getting things done at home like our taxes and helping me cope with all of my stresses. He recently just had a huge project at work where all the IB kids in a science class get together for a day called "Group four" and they solve a mystery/crime. The teachers create the plot and set the whole thing up and it was actually really cool! I don't know much about it, but Shem came home one day with a bunch of bullet shells so I think they had something to do with the project. I'll have to have him update the blog with more details. Right now he's grading away trying to get his labs finished before tomorrow and then he'll be a free man!

Shem diligently grading his IB Labs.

Some Students working on Group Four.