Depression is a stupid, evil thing, isn’t it.
I need to find a way to push it away, far away. I wish I could stay in bed and do nothing for the next week.
But…life, and all that. Blah.
I have a strange feeling my daughter’s education may be severely interrupted as she waits for placement at her former school. The covid numbers are rising and inevitable shut-downs will occur again with moves to remote learning…I just hope this happens after she’s finally been assigned a teacher.
They are short 80 teachers. If each teacher has, for simplicity sake here, 20 students per class that would be 1600 students without a teacher right now. Given how much tax we pay for public education, this is unacceptable. It enrages me, but it also saddens me.
Note: both my kids’ classes have had, over the years, at minimum 23 students.
I don’t know what to do except wait for someone to get back to us with the next step. If there’s a next step…
So today, while driving my son to high school, I had an idea. I will find out what books the kids are reading for grade 8 and grade 9 English, and get some of them into the house (or loaded as ebooks). She likes reading…at least that way, she’ll be on par with the rest of her classmates in English.
Maybe I’ll select some French books too.
So that’s on the school situation.
On the sports side of things, we went up to the attic yesterday and took down her ringette gear. The ringette girls wear similar equipment like hockey players do.
Turns out nothing fits anymore. 😳
Even the skates and helmet are too small! So I pawned that job off to her dad who knows his way around this stuff and he will get her outfitted before she hits the ice again next week.
I will need to move some funds around because this could get expensive…
Also yesterday, I went to my mom’s for a visit. My daughter and I needed a change of scenery and we decided to take puppy along too.
Out on her back patio, I found an almost dead finch. Poor little thing must have flown into the window and suffered a severe concussion.
I picked it up and my girl child was very saddened by it. We tried to give it some water, but it was clear it was dying so we found it a resting place during its final moments.
We left it lying on the flower pot in the sun. After a while it became rigid.
At least the puppy didn’t see it, and there was no cat around either.
Today is Friday. Is this a good thing? I don’t know anymore…all I know is, life isn’t fun. The weekend looks completely empty (no sports, no obligations), the kids will probably sleep in and plug in all day, their dad will work and do prep for his courses next week, and I…
I may escape out of the house for a bit and treat myself to lunch. Maybe. Or lock myself into the bedroom and write.
Speaking of writing, I added my recent stories to the writing tab on my website. Click here to see the two newest releases: