Happy New Year! It's been a stressful month in School of Blogland. After taking a 5% pay cut and a major change in my job description, (public information) our revised budget with the $60,000 in cuts was not accepted by the state. We were apparently told that we need to make another $70,000 in cuts (???).
Meanwhile, we keep scraping the ice off the windshield and coming in every morning. The little victories keep me going, like my struggling student who wanted so badly to win a "burger with the works" (an idea I got from another school) he worked his butt off to write the best paragraph in the class. Gotta keep those moments like hand warmers in your pockets.
And keep reminding myself that I just have to make it to the end of this school year, and then we'll be moving back east, below the Mason-Dixon. Where my Master's degree can earn me a base salary of about 1.5 times as much as I'm making now.