Friday, December 14, 2007

OK, now I'm just goofing off

Your Vocabulary Score: A+

Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.

I took the State CapitAls quiz, but I refuse to post my score (which was quite good), because the person who made it up didn't know how to spell. CapitOl is the building, not the city.

so they say...

People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others' happiness and pain.
People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.

Thanks to dee for this one. And yes, I will eventually do the meme you tagged me on. I promise.

I haven't dropped off the face of the earth ... yet

Going back to work has been ... interesting. Fatiguing. I don't even have time to check email very often any more, much less post. It's been rare when I've had time to read my favorite blogs, and I haven't commented on any of them in ages. Even though I've thought about it when I have tried to catch up. On the one hand, it feels as if I was never gone, that things are just as they always were. And on the other hand, it feels completely bizarre and different. It's true, that things haven't changed. I work in a school, and schools are meant to be the same from year to year, regardless of any changes. The thing that's changed is me, and my life and my situation.

I've always been one of those teachers who works continuously (read: overworks). I am always trying to come up with new, interesting things to do, new ways to teach to reach kids who learn differently, new ways to use technology to make learning accessible and fun. And now, I'm not bringing so much work home with me, and so I'm not able to do that in the same way.

Maybe over the winter break (which will be here very soon), I'll be able to work on some of these things, little by little.

I'm so tired. And my body aches. I decided that today I am staying home; maybe I'll go see the doctor about some of the pains in my joints. (Although, to be honest, I really don't think there's anything they'll be able to do.)