I am sorry I have been sort of MIA lately. I've been a bit down.
In the past week I've lost two things...my job and my Grandpa. I don't even like talking about it but maybe it will relieve some of the stress I have inside and make me feel a bit less sad.
First my job. With the numbers down in our school system I (being the last one hired) was let go so that a tenured teacher could take my place. I don't think it's fair and I have a lot of anger and sadness inside about it, but it is what it is I guess. This is a job that I worked my whole career to get, and worked more than I have at, and after a year it's gone.
As for my grandpa well.....
he lived a wonderful 98 years. His name is Angelo...and that's him at my wedding. I love that picture.
He lived a great life and, and in the end, age won. He was one of our few remaining World War II vets and I loved listening to his stories about the war and "way back when". He was loved by many, and I will miss him every day.
So I'l be back in full swing too, I just have to get myself together and feel 100%. There is nothing I can do to control either of these things but it's just a really awful feeling.
Have a great weekend.
**p.s. if you know of any jobs in the Chicago area, I'm all ears! ; )