Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Right Now

It's my birthday, and once again, I have a major event. My grandfather died two days before my 11th birthday. My 40th b-day was spent in a crummy motel room in Port Lavaca during Hurricane Rita. Last year, Hurricane Ike had ravaged our area shortly before my birthday. This year, on my very own birthday, I "get" to attend a hearing to discuss child support issues/medical reimbursement/and possibly, visitation. I'm nervous about it. I need a favorable decision. The hearing was partially my choice. It may keep us from having to go to court, which is helpful. I'm just nervous.

Since the hearing is in the afternoon, and I had already signed up to take a whole day off, I'm going to spend an hour or two with DH in the morning then take the kids to lunch. They will only miss their lunch period and homeroom class. And I get a free sandwich from Firehouse subs!

Next subject in my jumbled brain is TV. I am usually on the computer and not really watching TV, but I decided to try two shows I'd heard were good. One of them is Castle. I remember Nathan Fillion from his One Life to Live Days. It's hard to picture him with a teenage daughter now. But even harder to picture is a grown-up Doogie Howser dating, having sex, later getting married and having children on the show How I met your Mother. I also watched it for the first time. Neither show really grabbed me, but I will give them another chance.

Yesterday with my advanced classes, I used the "shared inquiry" technique for class discussion on a reading selection, and it went so great! The first group did extremely well leading themselves in discussion, and the second group did reasonably well. It was a good day with my classes. I need to have more of those. And I went to watch one of our 7th grade teams play football. They didn't win, but that's okay. They get so excited when a techer attends a game.

Those are my thoughts for today. Thanks for taking the time to read them.
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  1. Happy birthday Diana! I hope everything works out in your favor.

  2. Diane!! i can't believe I didn't know it was your b.d!!! Tammy's is tomorrow!!
    (are u separated Diane? we really haven't talked in too long...hope u write soon)
    wishing you every happiness that I know you so deserve!! xoxoxoxox
    sending warm HUGE hugs!!

  3. I've already wished you a happy day but it's fun to say Happy Birthday!!!!

    I really enjoy Castle. It's not great TV, but I enjoy the one liners and chemistry. It didn't grab me immediately, but one day, I was like. Oh, I enjoy this show. Hee! I've never watched How I Met Your Mother. Don't forget The Mentalist is on Thursday!

    You and my Bear certainly draw the unlucky straws when it comes to birthdays. Sounds like you made the most of your day despite the hearing.

    Kids do love it so when a teacher comes to watch them. I'm really glad you went out in the ugly weather to see them play. They'll remember that and YOU. Those connections are so important. That's the difference between a teacher and a great teacher.

  4. Hi Di, sadly I thought I was keeping up on you w/FB. I could have suppoted you in that scary custody meeting. I don't read or blog much w/FB. I'll do better. HUGS

  5. Hope you enjoyed your birthday ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,


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