Just stopping by before heading to bed to give a few Thumbs Up this Thursday!
First, PBS. Oh, how I love thee, PBS. You are the soft spot for me to land on when desperate for television, but unable to deal with the reality of TV. Not just reality TV, although I do detest reality TV in almost every form, but also the reality of TV. There is not a whole lot that I enjoy watching nowadays (geez, I sound 90). But, with PBS, I can usually find something worthwhile. While in Indiana, I watched WIPB every single night as I was dealing with the time change and exhaustion of a tournament. I learned a lot those evenings. Tonight I am watching Ken Burns’ National Parks and loving it. I have been inspired to put visiting every National Park on my bucket list. I already had thought about it when Bean was a toddler, because we visited Lassen National Park, which is near where we live and she got a passport book for the National Parks. We have since lost that passport book (which she kind of destroyed – she was going through her “must scribble on every page of every book I own” phase at that point), but we can always get another. And I would love to fill it all in WITH her. But, back to PBS. It is a relatively quiet space. It offers all that I love – documentaries, British mysteries, British dramas, British comedies, safe children’s shows, local shows. It is truly the best of the best. So, thanks PBS!
Second, not being a first grade teacher. I volunteer in my DD’s classroom on Thursdays. I only stay for an hour or slightly more than an hour. And each and every time I go (and when I go on field trips), I am reminded why God stopped me from going into elementary school teaching when I thought about it years ago. WOW. First grade teachers are truly amazing. Seriously. Can’t say this enough.
Good weeks. I don’t have them very often. But this week has been a STELLAR week. I found out that I got my step advancement at work! And that was on top of the contract we agreed to after the threatened strike got us a better deal than we thought we would get. In addition, the Great Debate went spectacularly last Friday. AND we made the news for that and our press release on nationals went live. AND we won a Civic Engagement award on our campus. AND we aren’t in a hospital room (my DD’s surgery, for those following along and wondering what the heck happened, was delayed due to rhinovirus, or common cold). All these are good things!
So, that’s it for this week. I can only hope that next week is even close to as good. How was your week? Any Thumbs Up to give? Please comment with them! Good news is good stuff.