The holidays are over & I have glitter in my hair!

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I had to go back to work today.  I am exhausted.  I felt like falling asleep while I was lecturing.  My students were all asleep too. Think about it…

They say that having 2 days off for a teenager is like traveling to the west coast and back in the amount of sleep lost over the weekend.  So, now imagine 2 glorious weeks!!

They are bound to be jet lagged for at least a week or more.  It took me a month to recover from my 10 day trip to Seattle 2 years ago.

But still, the beat goes on!  We must, we must, we must, teach to the test…..

Wait this blog isn’t about the perils of being a public school teacher.  I will not let that be a thing, not here anyway.  At happy hour? Maybe. Here. No. Not a thing.

Good news:

  1. I had a great holiday with my family and extended family.
  2. We celebrated a beautiful birthday of my grandma who is 90 years young.
  3. Our travel was safe and there were few, if any, road blocks along the way.
  4. We ate delicious pizza at Sergeant Pepperoni’s in Knoxville.
  5. We are back to a schedule (a thing that humans apparently love??) and I have a job (that I do love!!).

Bad news:

  1. I have glitter in my hair.

I don’t know what to make of that.  I see these strands of hair and they are gray.  Silver? no. white? no. My mom says glitter. No, because glitter would be of my choosing.  AND the glitter would be green or purple, not silver (gray).

Over the break I spent a lot of time with my Aunt and her family.  We discussed Essential Oils (another post all together but a future post nonetheless), work, faith, family, football, & so many other things ( we did not discuss my glitter!).  The one topic that kept coming up was my Dressember mission.

My cousin was really interested in what I was doing and why I wasn’t taking my dress off and getting “comfy” when we were just hanging around at my aunt’s house. I told her that it was because I was sticking to my mission to choose to do something where other had no choice at all.  I was choosing to wear a dress till I went to bed each night for my own sake, a personal statement to myself.

Now, I know that dressember is over (it is officially Jeanuary, not really a thing BTW) but the slavery hasn’t stopped.  IJM has a desire to end all slavery by 2020 but without our constant vigilance and continued discussion about the issues it will disappear as quickly as it came about.  I am in this for the long haul.  You will see IJM reposts on my insta, facebook, & twitter feeds. You will encounter the topic more than once in the next 11 months as I learn I will share.

The best part is that Dressember knows there are people who wait till the last minute to donate and then still forget!  They have extended the donation window till the end of this month.  SO donate away!! I have raised half my goal amount and Dressember has $60,000 left till they reach their campaign goal.

I am going to blog my normal once or twice a week (maybe more but ALWAY on Mondays or Tuesdays) and be assured that for Jeanuary I will post pics of me in my jeans from time to time.  The jeans are a thing that is easy to choose. 🙂

Thanks for reading.  Tell your friends to read my blog too.

PS I still don’t know what to make of the glitter.

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