Two more weeks of school left! Next weekend (the long four day Easter weekend) will be filled with assignments to be handed in.
Gotta tell you...it's been a sad week. My friend lost her husband last Saturday, and while I've tried to be supportive for her, I feel AWFUL!!! I suppose it's got to be the accumulation of lots of stressors and losses since the New Year, but truthfully? I am terribly depressed. I find myself thinking about my friend all the time; getting choked up and misty eyed.
I'm just going to power through the next couple of weeks, and then I can take some time and get some perspective on everything I've experienced these past two or three months. It's been challenging - between my ill health in Feb, the death of my ex-husband, Sailor Boy moving to the Maritimes, and now my friend's husband's death, not to mention the rapid-fire trauma of a high-school guidance department - - so many crises, two student deaths in three weeks, horrible stories, and frustrated efforts to be helpful. It ain't easy, particularly when all I really want to do is snatch up some of these kids and bring them home with me!!!
Hubby and I took a day off to ourselves today. We went to Komoka first, to a Nostalgia Show. That was fun. I saw a couple of things I would have liked to have brought home with me, but oh my! the prices!!! OUCH! Still, it was fun to browse around. Then we had lunch at the Little Beaver in Komoka and then off we went to the Spring Gardening Show at Canadale Nurseries. The local hospital was having a fundraiser there with an old time "penny sale". I bought $5 in tickets, and put a lot of them into the draws for some lovely pieces of stained glass and garden ornaments. No calls yet, so I guess I haven't won! SHUCKS!! But it was fun to see all the spring flowers, and interesting items.
We sat down tonight and made up our "to-do" lists for the week. Itty Bitty and I are completely swamped. Not one extra thing can be squeezed into our tightly scheduled calenders. But we HAVE to get our passport photos done this week - - ugh!!! I want to come home from Nova Scotia through the States next month (I'd love to see Portland,ME again!) so we need to have passports.