On Falling Off the Grid and Climbing Back

As of late my main complaint has been that I may be going insane.  Also.  I unwillingly cry nearly everyday.  Now my friends, that is just plain too many tears.  And is probably a sign that I am not entirely stable.

Which means it’s about time I get some perspective.  I mean.  This isn’t a lifestyle I can sustain.  In light of this revelation I have decided NOT to blog about how overwhelming school is/ will be/ has been.  Because the reality is- I am incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to be this stressed about something so silly.


So. Moving on.

ASIDE from school.  I have observed that I mostly blog about 2 other topics. 1. The fact that I’m from Indiana and visit there.  2. I brag about my life in New York.  And since I haven’t been home in a while and I’m NOT talking about school b/c I’m SO over it.  I think I should talk about New York?

Well.  If you are wondering.. here are the pictures from my phone from the last 2 weeks.

1. This is a chart I made for my placement.  We learned about problem solving.  The kids tapped the strips of paper on to rank the size of problems.  I just made the chart.  And I was mostly just impressed with my personal coloring skills.  Yup.  Life at placement is a thriller.  But more on that later.


2. I still do my laundry at a laundromat every week.  I used to do it on Mondays but my schedule changed and now I do it on the weekend sometime.  And nearly every time I do I fantasize about one day living in a place with my own washing machine!  Yup.  Some things don’t really change.


3. Last week I met my cousin and his girlfriend here for lunch.  Well.  It was called brunch but it was 2 p.m. and we had tacos.  And they were here on spring break visiting her aunt.  And I got to pretend for about 2 hours that I was on spring break too.  It was nice.


4. Here’s a picture of my new shoes.  Also.  I have noticed a lot more spare change hanging out on the sidewalks as of late.  Even though I never pick it up – it is my favorite kind of litter.


5. I got to see Les Miserables on Broadway this week.  I went with a friend from school with tickets I got from school.  We sat in the very (I mean very) back row.  Which made it difficult to see the facial expressions of the performers.  Which did take away some from the experience.  But we still liked it.  As you can see from this picture- the camera on my phone does not bare well in poor lighting.  I know.  that’s really all you can see.  But it’s NOT going to keep me from posting it!


ummm. yup.  Not a lot of photo-worthy events these past 2 weeks.

other interesting events as of late.

1. Measles are on the rise in New York.  One kid at my school was found to have it.  Makes me thankful for that MMR vaccine.

2. Our house has been battling cockroaches.  I don’t want to get ahead of myself but I haven’t seen any for 3 days.  I hope this means victory is ours!

3. I have a cold. Just, you know, the kind that makes you invest in lotioned kleenex (or tissue as they call it here).  It’s been thrilling.  And especially amusing when I attend large events- like Broadway shows.

4. Last night I went to a play production written and performed by high school students who stutter.  It was actually a series of 7 short plays.  They were good.  But I also got to nerd out on stuttering.  Which is an area of my field I know very little about.  So. Um. That was fun.  It was also fun to get $2 pizza and coldstone afterwards.  Have you ever tried eating pizza and walking? In midtown no less.  Sometimes, especially when I write in my blog, I realize that maybe some things that have become very normal to me were not so very normal not so long ago.  It’s kinda fun actually.

5. To end with a story.  The other week one of my kids said to me, “What is Taco Tuesday?””I don’t know,” I said.  “What do you think it is?”
“The day you celebrate tacos.”
“Do you have to eat tacos on Taco Tuesday?” I said.
“No.  But never eat more than 5 tacos a day!”

4 thoughts on “On Falling Off the Grid and Climbing Back

  1. Welcome back. I’ve missed you.
    Also, I loved the placement of those problems. Losing a job is a smaller problem than losing a cell phone. Kids are fascinating.

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