When I first started this blog, I flew off the handle a lot. I used to get so fired up and would write about every article I read. I've noticed that the world doesn't shock me like it used to. I'm getting very ho-hum about the 'sphere. I figure if I've seen it on four blogs, you've seen it too. LGF doesn't shock me anymore. I'm used to jihad, war, and terrorism. It's a strange feeling, and it makes my blog suck.
I just haven't been feeling very screedy lately. I hope it's not permanent.
I start subbing tomorrow; I'll be teaching 7th grade math for a friend who is on maternity leave. Fractions. Lord help us all.
After your day with the kids, you'll have plenty to write about!
Posted by: Mike at February 28, 2005 01:33 PM (yPbYG)
Another nuclear window of opportunity to influence the young and fresh minds of the future. ------- Once you get the gum out of their mouths and the walkman out of their ears. (I guess I'm dating my self, that must be iPod today).
A few days with them and you may forget about how hard it is to be away from your husband. Just remember you are as tough as he is, and never show fear. The animals sense fear and will pounce.
Good luck, dear.
Posted by: Subsunk at February 28, 2005 02:05 PM (YMrHN)
And when it gets tough, remember...
You're the adult! Kids that age have an amazing way of making you forget that--especially in classroom-size groups!
Posted by: Beth at February 28, 2005 04:59 PM (DEwIg)
Make sure to teach them plenty of calculus too.
Email me if you need hints on how to teach L'Hopital's Rule.
/recovering math nerd
Posted by: James Sloan at February 28, 2005 05:00 PM (sRWO5)
hang in their kid; waiting is not yet fullness.
Posted by: MajMike at February 28, 2005 05:20 PM (zXWkt)
Glad the sub thing has finally been worked out! I know the teacher is happy! I had those kiddos as 5th and 6th graders . . . most are sweet, nice kids but beware of those few. I can't wait to hear the stories . . . you will have tons to write about. Good Luck
Posted by: Heidi at February 28, 2005 07:00 PM (+7VNs)
Sarah - your blog doesn't "suck". You're a great example of a military spouse. People go inside the life of an Army wife when they click on your site - and you represent them incredibly well. Imagine how many outsiders don't know what it's like? Imagine how many outsiders you reach -- and impress -- via your posts.
As for you missing out on some beautiful things, your husband helped liberate 25 million people and bring democracy to the Middle East - and you stood behind him. That's hardly insignificant.
You do great work. Shrug it off and get back to doing what you do best - relaying your feelings honestly, that's why we click on you.
Posted by: Andi at February 28, 2005 07:11 PM (2iAN0)
Sarah, As a mom of a 7th grade boy, let me pass my warmest wishes for a smooth ride. It ain't gonna happen... but, I can wish it for you! :-)
Posted by: Debbie (U.S. Navy Wife) at March 01, 2005 02:35 AM (FHZDM)
Sarah - it's normal to feel blogged out and to think you have nothing to add. But you do - your opinion and view of the world is unlike most bloggers and that makes you unique and your posts insightful. You have a loyal audience - but no pressure - sometimes there's just nothing to write about. Your blog sucks about as much as a bowl of chocolate ice cream on a hot summer day. I enjoy it - who wouldn't? Keep your chin up, your computer on and your mind open. We're here when you're ready - or if you just feel like posting some stick drawings. Either way - you're blog is too precious to simply dry up. Blog who you are - that's why we're here.
Posted by: Kathleen A at March 01, 2005 06:42 AM (vnAYT)
Sarah, Fractions is one thing that I love teaching. I have a lot of materials so if you need something let me know. I was hoping to hear that Russ was in Kuwait. Let me know. Jane
Posted by: Jane at March 01, 2005 08:00 PM (1DAy5)
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