This has been a week. A couple of weeks, I guess. Both Husband and I have been running around working, planning things, dealing with the stress of the house situation. It's just been exhausting. But God has been good in reminding us of Him. I've explained it to you before- I'm the type of girl who needs the house to have some semblance of order if I am going to have peace of mind. But that is so far out of my control right now (with the kitchen being torn out, and all) that it just doesn't even get to me. The other day Husband was mentioning that he was losing it because of the mess, and he couldn't understand how I, of all people, wasn't having a near meltdown.
"I guess it's because there's nothing I can do about it, so it's not worth getting bothered."
Even as I heard myself saying the words, I realized that the same truth applied to some things I've been dealing with at work- not student wise- never student wise. I love teaching and I love being in my classroom with my kids. It's the rest of the junk, the politics, that gets to me. But I realized- there's nothing I can do about them, so I need not get all upset and bothered. That perspective shift helped- and although the politcky junk was still going on at work, I felt much more able to deal with it and just focus on doing what I love.
That same perspective was forced to come back into play last night. I can't share the details of what is going on right now, because they aren't mine to tell, but I can say that we were on our knees praying for some family while trying to deal with our own hearts on the subject. Today we've learned that what appears to be an emotional rollercoaster has begun, but I'm hoping we can cling to the remembrance that when it's out of our control, we are free to let God be God and to keep moving forward. As I've been thinking about the situation, I began to see how, in several different ways, God was preparing our hearts, especially Husband's, for this. He's very faithful.
Anyway, although I should be working and teaching today (and I did have a few important things going on at work), here's who I'm hanging out with today:
Aren't they beautiful? Darcy and Georgie- Siberian Huskies our family rescued from the Humane Society about three years ago. I don't get to spend that much time with them, since they live at Mom and Dad's, but today, I'm hanging with them at their house.
And here's why:
I woke up to a phone call about a 2 hour delay, that, an hour later, became a snow day. Although it was coming down a lot at our house, the snow was only accumulating on surfaces other than the roads (since it's been warm), but here in the forest, well, you can see...
Since some of our students come from this very neighborhood, I guess it makes sense to cancel school!
The biggest bummer is that my mom, a choir teacher, had their big spring concert tonight, and when school's cancelled, so are all the activities. It doesn't make that much sense, since it's almost a guaranteed fact that by this evening, the roads will only be wet. It's pretty crummy- they've worked for months to be cancelled with no assurance that rescheduling is possible.
I guess, though, if everyone's house looked like this, it would make sense to have a snow day!
Of course this means we'll be going to school to who knows when! Oh Colorado, you're the only state I know who is sunny and warm one day and then has an unexpected snow day the next. And on April 23rd, no less. Sigh.
Well, I think it's about time for another cup of coffee. Think I'll put on a good movie and grade some tests and enjoy a respite from everything else.