"Don't say 'for a reason.'"
- Dr Horrible's Singalong Blog
I haven't been posting much of late, not because I don't have much to say--in fact I've been overflowing with thoughts and musings and reactions and opinions--but because my natural reticence, my inability to possibly offend, and my aversion to conflict keep convincing me that what I have to say is, although legitimate to FEEL, not necessarily good to put on paper, or at least the internet.
This I am working on, I promise, and once life slows down at school enough to get a breath in, I will work on remedying this. I do promise. There has been knitting, much knitting, and new books read and ready to review and the sun is coming out and the garden is sprouting and the kids are growing and life is, for the most part, good.
A good friend and colleague of mine is getting laid off along with several other people in my building, and lots more teachers across the state. I won't say much more, because this blog is a) not about work and b) not about other people especially if they don't know they're being written about. Suffice it to say that my friend is an amazing teacher who most likely will not be teaching at all next year through absolutely no fault of her own.
I try very hard not to buy into doom and gloom and conspiracy theories and for the most part I succeed. But losing this person out of my personal and professional life (well, I guess I'm not losing her as a friend, just a colleague, but she may have to move to find any sort of job since our small college town isn't exactly booming with industry) has hit me hard and has made it more difficult for me to move with energy and positivity through my work days.
I want to make her a sweater as a gift. She always compliments the work I do--she's one of those people who doesn't realize just how easy knitting is--and I think I will take this on as my June project, a project to ease her out of the school year and into what comes next.
I was thinking about Hey Teach--but is that too ironic? What would you make for a friend in this situation?