I'm not sure if you recall, but last semester we had a teacher unexpectedly leave during the semester on medical leave and I took over many of her classes. This semester she returned and then again unexpectedly last Monday, quit! I'm thrilled but it did add a bit of initial craziness to our schedule. I love teaching these classes but the transitions can be difficult for everyone involved. I guess even in academia, what doesn't kill ya ~ makes you stronger!
Nathan has been adjusting just fine to our new schedule. He's spending a little more time with his aunt and one of my very close friends and I'm only away from him an about 5 hours a week. He's in school the rest of my class time. I've already done my summer and fall schedule and as it stands right now I'll be home with him each and every day! I've been able to schedule all my classes online or at night. I love teaching!!!!
Given my hectic schedule last week, we had very little time to prepare for Valentines Day but we eventually got things under control by the weekend! We began by dipping pineapple and strawberries in chocolate and they were yummy!!
Although, our Valentines Day started off sweet, it ended on a sour note. For whatever reason, I developed a stomach bug around 5:30PM and by 6:00PM was in the bathroom getting sick. By 9:00pm my body had had enough and when I went into the bathroom this time, I passed out and woke up disoriented and bleeding. Unfortunately, I had to be taken to the hospital and spent the night there. I'm doing much better now but have three stitches in my eye lid from the fall and its black and blue.
When you have a small child and an emergency that doesn't involve them, things can become even more chaotic. Thanks to our family that immediately pulled together we were able to go to the hospital and not worry about Nathan. thanks Sis and company! The next day wasn't much better and I wasn't able to really get out of bed and Nathan's Grammy stepped in and took care of Nathan all day ~ Thanks Grammy!!! Even though this situation was less than desirable, I'm so thankful for the family that was able to be there to help.
Happy Valentines Day to you all!!