Saturday, September 10, 2011


I have been a singer for as long as I can remember. Always a song floating though my mind and half the time being sung under my breath as I go about my work. I didn't realize the depression had changed this until recently.

About two weeks ago my husband was cleaning up the basement and decided to burn all our CD's to the computer and then box them up. He kept a few of my favorites out for me and put them in my car. He even cued up the CD to play one of my favorite songs as soon as I started the car the next morning. Since then I've been singing along to a song on the way to and from work. (It's only a five minute drive, so one each way is all I get!) Some days I find the songs bring me to tears and give me a great God moment right there. Other days I find the song sticks with me and I'm singing it all day long.

And today it hit me - this is perhaps the first time I have been back to my old ways of singing all the time since before the kids were born. And I think that speaks volumes about my mental state. And I am so grateful.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Back to work!

It's been a while since I have posted and that is mostly due to the fact that I am now back at work. This year of teaching is certainly a busy one! I teach 6 of 7 periods and have 5 different courses to teach! Thankfully I've taught all the courses at least once before, so I'm familiar with the content. The biggest challenge is having time to plan my lessons, grade papers, and make photocopies. Because I'm a breastfeeding mom, most of my plan period and all of my lunch are spent pumping. I love that I can do this for my son, but boy does it squeeze my time! I also try really hard to leave work right at 3:20 and not take work home so that I can be fully present with my boys and husband. So that is why there are no blog posts! We'll see if I get back to blogging... maybe tomorrow or maybe not until next year when I've retired from teaching to be a stay-at-home-mom!