April 13, 2021

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Laurentine Quarantine

So, yesterday when I sent Lloyd a text with my news, he sent back his 911 story. That Lloyd. He’s always gotta one-up me.

I’m in quarantine. A boy in my class tested positive, and since we don’t wear masks, we’re all out for at least 11 days. I’m not super-duper concerned, but I am keeping track of my health and will go in for a test today.

Parents have been kind. Thankfully, they are not charged when whole-class quarantine happens. However, I am still paid (salaried worker), so I’ve been making ‘school-at-home’ videos and digging into some paperwork that has been sliding.

As short as this may be, it is a bit of a blessing. It is a huge headache to take off work. No matter how detailed my ‘daily schedule’ plans are, the children are not great for the sub and I have a stomachache the whole time away. This time – I am taking it as a very short sabbatical. I’m working a little, studying a little, but I’m not in a rush and my shoes are off the whole time. It’s guilt-free. I do so like guilt-free.

That’s all from here. Enjoy your Wednesday!

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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5 Responses to “Laurentine Quarantine”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I’m glad you’re looking on the bright side of things. And I agree… I think this will be a good rest time for you 🙂

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  2. Deborah Said on:

    Enjoy your sabbatical! I’m looking forward to see what you’ll do in your shed.

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    Sabbatical -- That word always sounds like it’s for somebody really, really important. That would be you, Lauren! Way to go!

    I was perusing the comments from other posts in the sidebar. I saw my comment from the 911 story. It reads, “Does she wear some kind of medical bra….” Yikes!

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  4. Mom Said on:

    Enjoy your time off. Elderberry is a good antioxidant. Medical people or teachers. You must need a bit of both to teach. Stay well.

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  5. Mom Said on:

    Loved this and enjoyed the pictures.

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April 13, 2021

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Laurentine Quarantine

So, yesterday when I sent Lloyd a text with my news, he sent back his 911 story. That Lloyd. He’s always gotta one-up me. I’m in quarantine. A boy in my class tested positive, and since we don’t wear masks, we’re all out for at least 11 days. I’m not super-duper concerned, but I am […]

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April 12, 2021

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A tired hero

It’s 7:30 and Lloyd’s already gone to bed, so you won’t get the whole story or in any witty way, but you get what you get and you don’t throw a fit. Apparently, one of the students passed out on the grass outside the school. Another student ran inside to get a teacher, and found […]

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April 8, 2021

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The pandemic’s been hard on us all.

The pandemic’s been hard on us all.

I have gained a few pounds over the past year, and apparently these animal crackers have suffered the same fate. We’ve had them for afternoon snack several times, and when the kids would ask me, “What is this one?” , I would ask, “What does it look like to you?”, hoping to probe them into […]

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April 7, 2021

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I love it when a plane comes together.

I love it when a plane comes together.

When we flew into Grand Junction on Friday, I was struck by how amazing the landscape is in western Colorado. There are mountains and mesas and buttes and arroyos and lots of other things that I don’t know the names of. But Lauren’s dad knows all of the names for everything within about 100 miles […]

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April 6, 2021

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Colorado recap….. mostly

Colorado recap..... mostly

I didn’t post daily when we were visiting my family, so here’s a recap. On Friday morning, we left at 4 a.m. for the Omaha airport. The flights were blessedly uneventful, and I slept through most of them. We flew to Phoenix and then to Grand Junction, and while Lloyd was looking out over the […]

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April 6, 2021

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We are home.

We made it back from Colorado but it’s 1:30 in the morning. I’ll do a write-up tomorrow.

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