howdy, howdy, howdy
Basketball season is over. My girls made it to the state tournament (b/c there were only four teams :]) in New Iberia (really, really long drive--yucko). but we lost that game. Bleg. But the girls played really well. I was proud of them. These girls have learned so much this year; not just shooting and dribbling and passing, but they've really learned to play as a team and put their heart into whatever they do and encourage each other no matter what. That, to me, is far more important than jsut winning some games. Next year, though, I'll have some time to actually get ready for the season, so we can really work on offense (this year we focused a lot on defense since there was none). I have learned so much from these girls--probably more than I taught them. I can't wait for next year!
Previously unmentioned information: because of the changes at the school next year, I'm being looked at for the 6-8th grade Humanities teacher (literature, grammar, composition, history, theology, philosophy, and possibly logic). Because of this, I am under a lot of scrutiny and help. I have always struggled with being teachable--I have a tendency to take criticism as a personal attack when it's just a fact to help me. But, my aforementioned colleague is helping me step by step. I really want the job. It will be a lot of work, and it requires me to reclaim my backbone (I lost it a while back in the midst of a horribly relationship that I should never have allowed to go on so long). Well, it's a step by step process. It's going alright--It's growing me for sure. It pretty much needs prayer and God's grace.
So last week I gave the topic of "soap operas" to the upper school for their free write. Boy did I start a trend! Several of them decided to write snippets of soap operas for me. Hilarious! the disturbing thing: three of them latched on to the everybody-getting-pregnant-with-everybody's-baby theme. Yet, oddly, all of the pregnancies in their snippets were male. Not sure what to think about that. Just thought I'd share.