Monday, July 21, 2008

The Tides:

I have a saying; “the tide changes every 6 hours, you never know what is going to be washed in or dragged out.” This has never been truer than these last several weeks. Many of you have inquired as to my whereabouts ~ thank you for your concern.

I started my first class toward my Masters of Education. This is generally a 16 week class however since it is a summer class it has been condensed down to 6 weeks. I have many papers and reports to write and peer review articles to read. I can honestly say if I never see another peer review article for an annotated bibliography, it will be too soon. I, also, have my class room observation, the report to accompany this project, lesson plans to write and a behavior management plan to come up with. Sadly, I haven’t had much time for photography.

B’s dad, who lives in Florida, had been moved into hospice 2 weeks ago. B received a call that he needed get down there ASAP. (I was not able to go due to this class. This was a heart wrenching decision). His family didn’t think B would arrive in time. Luckily, he did and was able to visit and spend time with his dad. And than by a miracle his dad started to recover. The chemo treatments had been stopped and they feel he is just regaining some of his strength. He is being moved back home today. While this is wonderful news it presents a whole new set of problems. Who is going to care for him? B’s mom is in her 80s, she is no position to care for him. We have been on a roller coaster.

Ok, so that isn’t enough, on Friday a good friend of mine unexpectedly died.

I have been trying to take brief breaks from my studies. I travel through the blogging world visiting you all, but I am just finding it difficult to find the right words to leave comments now. I will be back to blogging and photo taking as soon as things settle down. ~ thanks everyone.

I leave with these wooden roses.


kjpweb said...

Oh shucks! Life comes at you pretty fast some times. Hope everything settles down to be manageable...
My best to you and yours!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Thank you Klaus ~ it shouldn't be long, hopefully.

Ivanhoe said...

Hang in there, please! I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you've just had a tremendous amount of things to deal with lately! I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, especially so unexpectedly.

I can only imagine what B is going through as well, Taking care of parents long distance is never easy.

I do understand, in many ways, the process of visiting a blog and just not having the desire or the words to leave a comment at the time. At a time like this, it's very understandable. I have found myself doing the same thing from time to time.

I would like to congratulate you for entering the Master's program, and best of luck with it! (Six weeks? Ack! Hang in there!)

As far as blogging, take all the time you need. Hug the doggies often, that is great therapy in itself. ;)
My thoughts are with both you and B at this difficult time.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Ivanhoe & Laura ~ thank you both for your kind words and prayers.

Kathryn and Ari said...

Wow. That's a lot to deal with at one time. Please give our best to B, and we send our condolences to you on the death of your friend.

Just don't give up on your studies: from what we know of you, we think you'd be a fantastic teacher!

L^2 said...

Wow, you and B have had a lot to deal with lately. Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
Best of luck with your class and everything for your degree.
Hang in there and hope to see you back to blogging soon. In the mean time, give your dogs an extra pat from us. :-)