In case you missed it yesterday, Bliss and I had a little fun. We did the whole foolish thing...I was going to quit writing and she piggybacked and said it was because I was pregnant. The pregnancy? That ship sailed long ago. The not blogging? Well, the content will be a little different for the next two months. Here's why:
In case you weren't aware, in many states teachers are under attack. We are to blame for the economic woes, the lack of good jobs, the crime rate, and the disgusting state of the eighth grade bathrooms. In addition, we're evaluated in such an erratic fashion that it makes statistics gurus shudder. To make a long story short: if my students don't perform well on the ONE test in May, I will be fired.
(Honestly, I don't really worry about that. Fire me. Who in their right mind wants my job?)
But I do not want to let my kids down, so I'm focusing on getting them through this. I will continue to post, but I will mostly re-post my Mrs. Duffey series. I'll be back, full steam ahead, in May. Mrs. Duffey will be fun for those of you who missed her the first time (which is most of you, I think) and I won't feel the stress of trying to come up with something new. When I finish a project (I still have to do projects, as that's part of the retirement plan--and retirement may be earlier than I think if I don't get acceptable scores), I'll be posting photos. So there's that to which you can look forward.
**Background info in Mrs. Duffey--
About five years ago, my mom gave me a box of books from her house (she was moving into an apartment). My mom and I are both readers...we read the way other folks do whatever it is they do. Which is to say we read A LOT! Our tastes are not always the same, but our love of books is. (It has only been in recent years that I've been able to let a lot of books go. We moved to a smaller house with fewer bookcases, so I had no choice. I'm sure the books I've kept--Trixie Belden, Stephen King, L.M. Montgomery and about a hundred 'cozies'--says something about me, psychologically speaking. I also probably don't want to know what it is.)
So when I finally started looking through the box o' books, I came across this book, What Women Should Know by Mrs. E. B. Duffey. It's subtitled "A Woman's Book About Women, Containing Practical Advice for Wives and Mothers." (This is obvious, because single women with no children don't need any advice. They have it made! No one bugging them about dinner or waiting up until two in the morning for a teenager--no advice necessary!) And I figured, if ANYONE needed a little advice? C'est moi! And Mrs. Duffey has plenty of it, which I will share with you for the next six weeks.
I hope you enjoy.
And to all the lovely ladies who 'found' me yesterday--y'all are so sweet! Thanks so much for following and I hope you aren't too mad. But Bliss and I tend to get in trouble when we hang out together.