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School's out for the summer and my MS is still here.

This has decidedly been an interesting ear for me. After thirty-three years of teaching this is the first time I have not been in on the end-of-the-school-year hoopla. I find myself in a very bittersweet frame of mind.

I loved my job. The smell of new text books, the eraser dust on the chalk tray (I refused to transform to the white board phase), the sound of the pencil sharpener, the blank page of a new grade book. the million and one requests to go to the bathroom...
I loved it all.
It was that bathroom thing that got me in the end, though. I thanked God daily that my classroom was right beside the girls' bathroom because I spent most of my time there. And I often paid the consequences for slipping out in the middle of class. You just do not leave twenty eighth graders to fend for themselves. But I had no choice. It was either blind trust that they could hold it together for a minute or two, or total public mortification. Unfortunately my public mortification might have been the be…

School's out for the summer and my MS is still here.

This has decidedly been an interesting ear for me. After thirty-three years of teaching this is the first time I have not been in on the end-of-the-school-year hoopla. I find myself in a very bittersweet frame of mind.

I loved my job. The smell of new text books, the eraser dust on the chalk tray (I refused to transform to the white board phase), the sound of the pencil sharpener, the blank page of a new grade book. the million and one requests to go to the bathroom...
I loved it all.
It was that bathroom thing that got me in the end, though. I thanked God daily that my classroom was right beside the girls' bathroom because I spent most of my time there. And I often paid the consequences for slipping out in the middle of class. You just do not leave twenty eighth graders to fend for themselves. But I had no choice. It was either blind trust that they could hold it together for a minute or two, or total public mortification. Unfortunately my public mortification might have been the be…

Weird intestinal day.

This has been a weird, weird day. I felt great this morning. I got my son off to school, wrote a book review, answered a few e-mails, completed a couple of household chores, ate a little breakfast and finished my coffee. 
After calling my mother on the phone I planned to get ready for exercise class.
The sun is shining. It is 80 degrees outside.
What a great day to be alive.
And then it all went to pot.
Literally.
I have been slave to the porcelain throne all day and I haven't a clue why. I am not pinning this on MS. It is just too random (not that MS isn't often random) and...weird.
So this has been a couch day and I apologize for a better blog post. 
I will get back on it tomorrow.
I hope.
Lisa



Weird intestinal day.

This has been a weird, weird day. I felt great this morning. I got my son off to school, wrote a book review, answered a few e-mails, completed a couple of household chores, ate a little breakfast and finished my coffee. 
After calling my mother on the phone I planned to get ready for exercise class.
The sun is shining. It is 80 degrees outside.
What a great day to be alive.
And then it all went to pot.
Literally.
I have been slave to the porcelain throne all day and I haven't a clue why. I am not pinning this on MS. It is just too random (not that MS isn't often random) and...weird.
So this has been a couch day and I apologize for a better blog post. 
I will get back on it tomorrow.
I hope.
Lisa



Earn another MS Badge!

Has it been an entire week? 

I challenged you last week to commit random acts of kindness in order to earn your badge for the week. We do not need to verbalize our many acts of undeniable kindness because we are not competing for bragging rights. We are reaffirming our positive existence on the world and ourselves. Without purpose, we are empty. At least that is my philosophy and one that motivates me to move.

So, congratulations for completing this challenge an earning your RAK badge. Hopefully you have also been the recipient of such acts so you know exactly the warm and fuzzy sensation of being on that end or the act.

I like a good challenge and that is biggest reason I have taken on this badge activity. MS presents many challenges for us as Warriors and for out care givers.

According to my handy dandy MS go-to book (Multiple Sclerosis for Dummies ww.amazon.com/Multiple-Sclerosis-Dummies-Rosalind-Kalb/dp/1118175875?ie=UTF8&qid=1464088843&ref_=tmm_pap_swatch_0&sr=1-1) we nee…