Blessed and Grateful

Especially during this time, I am lucky to have my job as a teacher and as a mother. I’m thankful that we have jobs, that we are not ill, that I can be creative, and that I can be a leader for my students and son that count on me. There are so many that don’t have jobs, are essential workers, have someone they know affected by the virus or have lost someone, or have tons of kids at home while they juggle work. I’m not even naming them all- I know there are so many affected by this in so many countless ways. So I am starting my day out by thanking them and thinking of them. I am here to show up as best I can for my family and my kids (students) because that’s my job. They are counting on me and I am so incredibly grateful for that opportunity. I share the positivity to honor them!

John was pretending today to be a delivery worker. And I overheard him say, “now, you have to wipe that off because it has germs on it.” It’s cute, funny, and serious all at the same time. A reminder to me that he’s always watching.

I stayed up way too late reading. I’m in the middle of a George Washington documentary which has been fascinating. And some romance novel which is probably dumb but makes me happy. Made the morning routine harder but did it anyway with my exercises.

OH. Today is the day the Titanic sank 108 years ago. Here’s some facts for you.

The musicians played for two hours and five minutes as the ship sank. 

It was 882 feet long. 

She had two sister ships: The Olympic and the Britannic. Britannic later became a hospital ship and was sank during World War I. Olympic was the one built first and only one to not sink. She was scrapped in 1935. 

3 million rivets were used (a mixture of iron and steel).

20 horses carried the main anchor. 

01 – the yard number given to the Titanic when her keel was laid down (‘Harland and Wolff Yard No. 401’).

1514 out of 2224 people died in the sinking of the Titanic. Not enough lifeboats for all on board and not all completely filled. 

5 watertight bulkheads were breeched. The bulkheads only went to E deck. Not all the way up which is why it started to go down by the bow. 

Thomas Andrews, the ship’s architect was on board and went down with the ship. He was 39 years old. (Handsome and brave fellow)

In other news, I made some good foods last night (pork tenderloin and potatoes), took a very cold walk (looks to be a repeat today), and had got some meaningful work done for school. Look at that epic track! Good job on your trains JM. Gas is 97 cents! Wow.

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It is one of my best friend’s birthdays today. Happy birthday Katie!!! 🙂 Hope you have a great day. Miss you.

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Have a great Wednesday! Keep warm.

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