1. What's happening where you live in terms of schools opening? How do you feel about it?
Believe it or not....teachers start back today (August 5th) in my county. The students were scheduled to return to school August 10th but that has been pushed to August 20th. My county is doing a hybrid schedule. If your last name begins with A- J you are schedule for A days which will be Monday and Thursday and if your last name begins with K-Z you are schedule for B days which will be Tuesday and Friday. There will be no in school instruction on Wednesday. Wednesday will be used for deep cleaning and remediation. Parents have a choice to send their children to school or virtual learning. At first, I was concerned why A days were Monday and Thursday instead of Monday and Tuesday and why B days were Tuesday and Friday. But after talking to a few other people (school board personnel) I completely understand. Bruises Heal....I truly understand with some children living at home and the physical and emotional trauma the child has probably had to be a victim of it hasn't been easy for them. Teachers do more than teach academics; they provide that emotional support that a child needs.
I am on the fence of sending students back to school. As a retired teacher, I know students need to return to school and I know teachers want to return to school. On the other hand, I know teachers who will be using their sick days because their doctor has told him/her it is too risky because of health issues for him/her to return to the classroom. I know teachers who are scared because they are taking care of their spouse, who has a terminal illness, or taking care of their aging parents. Man, this is such a difficult decision to make and I pray daily for all school personnel. And for the parents who are struggling with this decision.
2. What's something you still do 'old school'?
I still do not do any banking on-line. A few years ago, hub and I had our identity stolen. SHEW!! what a nightmare. We had just returned from hub's surgery at Duke and was dealing with his cancer diagnosis only to discover our identity had been stolen. The IRS was very helpful with our situation. Because of this, I prefer doing all my banking in person and with a paper copy of everything. I also will not order anything on-line.
3. August 4th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Will you/did you celebrate by baking a batch? Eating a batch? Nuts or no nuts? Homemade or store bought? Soft and chewy or do you prefer your cookie to snap when you bite into it?
But the main reason for not baking any cookies is I am trying to lose a few pounds. I am a big stress eater and with the quarantine I have eaten much more (not healthy foods/snacks) than I should!!
4. What are you starved for?
I like smooth sailing and less drama.
5. Anything new and interesting on your August calendar? What is one thing you're looking forward to this month?
With all the negativity on Facebook, I have decided to limit my time on Facebook to only my devotions through my church. I started this on Saturday and so far I am doing it and surviving!.