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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 322 - 326 Finally

    This has been one of the most difficult weeks I have gone through.  And it is finally over.  I just haven't had the energy to post - I have drawn my tiles, but I really could not work up the frame of mind to write. 
     For the That's New to Me challenge #45, I used the tangle icthus and Sue Clark's falz and echo.  I took the easy way out and made a tile composed of some little tiles. 
     Then the next day I worked on Tangle Me 3 # 21 challenge.  We had to use the tangle ansu. I had this one in my notebook, but had never used it.  At first I really didn't like the tile, but once I added the color I became happier.
      Friday evening I sat down and finally worked on Diva's challenge "Tripoli triptastic".  I like this tangle a lot.  It always makes me think of orange slices.  Yum.
     A little more time on Saturday afternoon to draw.  I did the facebook challenge to use peanuckle (I love this tangle).   Then I worked on Diane Clancy's 33rd challenge.  Tangles had to begin with the letters BEX.  I used bunco, balo, emingle, and XYP.  Added a bit of color to help it be more cheerful.
     There.  Now I am all caught up.  I am also out of school for 9 whole WONDERFUL days!  I love my class so much.  I love the teachers and staff I work with.  I wish I could say that for the "leadership".   My life is being made miserable by one person.  I barely got through this week.  I have spent 39 years in that building.  My passion is education and working with children.  I have spent every evening this week trying to figure out how I can manage to either find another job or financially retire.  Neither seem possible and I don't know how I will find the strength to go back.  I have prayed and hope to be blessed with that strength.  For now I am trying to focus on Thanksgiving and being away from the school.  Normally I would be searching the internet for ideas and things - I am not allowing myself to do that.  For 9 days, I am not a teacher.  I am . . . well, I guess I am an artist.  Or whatever.
      Have a wonderful day and I hope you are feeling blessed.  Hugs to all!!

10 comments:

  1. Gosh, for such a challenging week, you completed a LOT of challenges. And they are all really well done.

    ALL the teachers I know are exhausted and frustrated with the leadership of their schools. I am so sorry you're going thru this. Do be careful what you post, though, as I've seen people get fired over things they've blogged about (I don't think anything you've posted above could result in that, but sometimes when people are at their wits' end, they slip and say things they later wish they hadn't) when they have been too direct and too honest and the administration gets wind of it.

    May things smooth out and calm down for you as you keep on keepin on at school.

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    1. Thanks for your encouraging words.

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  2. I'm so glad that you have the blessing of tangling in these challenging days!!! And you did very well.
    Four years ago we had a new manager at work and in just a short period of time most of us were fired (he made us accept an offer to retire) or ill by his management. It was such a horrible time not just for myself but also to see what happened to my colleagues. Very soon I was not able to work anymore, even when he was on the phone I started trembling all over. I accepted an financial offer, because I had chosen for my health and not for money. I never regretted, but realized later, that I should have stayed home ill, because I was totally burned out.
    Anyway, know that you're not alone (if that can be of any comfort); I'll think of you!!!!

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    1. Thanks. I am definitely enjoying my holiday off!

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  3. Enjoy your days off and may it go better when you return to work. Like all your tangles.

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  4. This is all really nice work! Thanks for being part of my challenges!

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  5. Cathy, I am so very sorry about what is going on!! It stinks when someone does that and messes up good teaching!! I hope you heal and figure out how to bypass that person or however it goes. Your New to Me I is cool as is your Ansu. Your orange slices are wonderful :) :) And what a colorful, cheerful ending with your B-E-X ... blessings to you!!! Thank you for joining in!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/diane-caroliens-b-e-x-challenge-entry

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    1. Forgot to add these:

      ~ Diane Clancy
      http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/my-diva-tripoli-triptastic-challenge-entry
      http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/new-to-me-i-sue-clark-entry-suzymosh
      http://www.dianeclancy.com/blog/2015/11/my-tangle-me-3-ansu-for-suzymosh

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