Two Saturdays ago, I stopped at the city park
after attending one of my grandson's basketball games.
The sun was out and though the air was slightly nippy,
it was a beautiful day to stroll along the pond and take photos of the ducks.
This guy though, came after me.
I had been there long enough that I guess he thought I owed him bread.
He was persistent.
I was hesitant.
He walked forward.
I walked backward.
I backed a safe distance away and headed back to my car.
I had enough pictures.
Thank you to those who have prayed for my sister-in-law.
She has been home this past week.
Her doctor forbid her to drive or to work.
She is going a bit stir-crazy.
This week she goes back to two doctors.
One is supposedly setting up a consultation at Ohio State University Hospital.
He is perplexed as to why she had a lacunar stroke at the age of 55.
Robyn is not obese and does not have exceedingly high blood pressure.
She is a heavy smoker and drinker, but those aren't necessarily factors in this type of stroke.
A lacunar stroke is when small blood vessels burst causing a stroke
that scares the patient, but does not hinder any body functions.
She had no effects from it such as paralysis, etc.
She is still in need of prayer.
I have my second evaluation today.
I chose my biggest class and a topic I've not taught before:
intro to Of Mice and Men.
That's what kept coming up in my head.
so I 'went with it'.
The alternative was freshmen OGT practice work
and since I don't like that stuff, I was hesitant to be evaluated on it.
(OGTs --Ohio Graduation Test---are next week with the sophomores taking the real tests
and the freshmen taking practice tests.)
I am also facing several boys who have been especially disruptive.
They are not in the class in which I will be evaluated;
however, they can upset me and I don't need that today.
So please lift us up today.
Blessings to you all as you begin your week.