Today I can be brief. Yay for me.
Had a full night sleep. Help of one Tylenol p.m. slept from 9ish til 6 ish. Normal hours for me, save I am for work, up around 4:50-5:00 ish a.m. I work at an area in L.A.
Hoping I can get ready and drive self in time to walk with Heather. She is not up yet, but she will race out the door with her pitbull Chevy to our route depending on her needs.
Heather is a school teacher, worked for Camazotz Unified, has been on teacher house arrest since third week of school because a child accused her of hitting him. He pulled this the year before. Her principal who retired is on her side. Heather did some not nice things in her teaching practice, let kids call other kids a loser for consistently not turning in homework, etc. Things that are just wrong and not helpful to any adult or child. However, they do not give teachers help in general. The system as it is, does not give us people to talk to, not usually admin., or professional social workers, psychologists. People who would help us with all the children's and parent's problems that walk into our classroom each and every day.
Thank God, I have intuition, a social worker of sorts on campus who works at our school. She tells me all the time how much the kids love me. I don't ask, I don't believe her. I don't care. I love them and do my best. I cannot read their rolling eyed, smiling expressions. Their orthodox lives are so different from my own experience growing up. But I do believe that is why God has put me here. A Mary Poppins of sort, reconnecting with her ancient ancestors in that my family up til great grandparents were orthodox, rabbis, and followed many of the rituals these Jews follow.
I have a world full of empathy for others. And I really know what it was like to be a teenage girl growing up. Or any age growing up. Baked with love and a teaspoon of nuttiness (Will jokes, half a cup).
Back to walk. I am allowing as my psychiatrist will sign me off, and I need to be stable minded so I can earn my nominal salary (28k after taxes, Tutor is $13 dollars and hour...I consider it volunteer work. Tutor), myself to recover this week. See how I wrote all this? Then it goes to blog. My readers are lovely, many of them close friends, coworkers from recent past, etc.
Walk...if you are around, I am not mean, just chatty, or very tired, I need to exercise every day a bit. I like my 5 mi walk starting at Reclaimed Waters is Us Golf Course. A very particular route.
If you are off work, you are welcome to walk with me.
I can do house yoga (I know a lot of it from doing it often at Bikram and years of dance), or go to the gym.
Okay. Onward and upward with this day.
love and blessings to all,