Just another day.
Today, we spent the day in my wife’s classroom. We slept in, had a slow morning, and took off up to her classroom. Why her room? Supposedly, there was ESPN in her classroom for us to watch the Iowa Women’s Basketball Team play NC State.
The cable or whatever in her classroom didn’t work, so we got to listen to it on the radio. I wish I could have seen the game, but the radio painted a pretty good picture. Iowa put on a clinic in what women’s basketball is all about, beating an outstanding NC State team 79 – 61, behind their all-world center Megan Gustafson and her senior counterparts, Tania Davis and Hannah Stewart. An amazing game for this team, this family of the game, and for winning, they have earned a spot in the Elite 8 with the number one seed, Baylor
I love visiting my wife’s classroom because it’s SO different than my own. Nothing different on this visit because this is what I walked in to see:
She’s doing a farm unit, and while I worked on my own stuff, she continued to work with her farm center, making it into a true farm. The pigs though, they cracked me up because if my sixth graders got home of them, who knows what might happen!!
We then did some shopping, went out for lunch, and just enjoyed each other’s company. The empty nest can be kind, as it was today. However, we’d gotten some texts from our daughter in the middle of the night. We’d (she and us) gotten into a pretty big fight during the week where everyone hung up the phone angry, in tears, or both. Fast forward to last night, we get an apology text and a text saying a friend tried to commit suicide.
She’ll be home next weekend because right now, college is difficult, classes are difficult and she’s struggling. Family, for whatever reason, is suddenly important for her, and we’ll be there. It will be hard to get her picked up, but it’s what we do.
Besides, it’s not like we have anything to do! 🙂
March 30, 2019 at 11:13 pm
So interesting to tag along on your day. I like your creative use of hastags in the post.
March 31, 2019 at 5:23 pm
Thank you, Ramona! Some days just need to be written about! 🙂
March 31, 2019 at 5:52 am
All over the emotional place today. Isn’t that the way life is?! Those college years can be angsty… and empty nesting can feel really good sometimes. Here’s to sun up today and a fresh look at everything.
March 31, 2019 at 5:22 pm
Sun up, relaxing day of laundry and a little cleaning. Grading and lesson planning today. It’s all in the life of a conflicted teacher! 🙂
March 31, 2019 at 6:23 am
Great post 😁
March 31, 2019 at 7:38 am
What an enjoyable day…love the piggy farm and calm day with each other. You needed it to get ready for the text and next weekend. Yup…parenting never stops. Congratulations…looks like you completed (after today) the SOL this month!!! 🙂
March 31, 2019 at 5:21 pm
Another March, another challenge completed (like I’d done this often!). We’ll see what next weekend brings! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
March 31, 2019 at 1:48 pm
I’m so sorry for your daughters struggles but from the sounds of it she has a great support system at home! Enjoy your time with her and enjoy when the nest is empty as well!
March 31, 2019 at 5:20 pm
Well, I’m not sure she has a great support system, but we do the best we can! 🙂
March 31, 2019 at 9:20 pm
Sounds like you are hanging on to each other. Well done.
March 31, 2019 at 10:07 pm
We try! 🙂 It’s all in perspective, and if we stay positive, we can conquer most anything! 🙂