02 May 2008
Extras would include changing the variables on problems "just to make sure you're clear on the principles being taught", moderate-to-long discussions on how this might ever apply in the real world (just the algebra examples can let me go on for hours without even trying), or "extra credit" that the teacher might not be expecting (like we did last night making geometric shapes out of paper cutouts as 3-D representations of geometry problems.) If I had been that diligent about my own homework in school, I probably wouldn't have so much fun when I do get to help with theirs! (heh)
The improvement in health can be directly attributed to the great support we've received from so many people. The prayers, advice, and donations have pushed a lot of dark clouds over the horizon and the skies are steadily clearing. Thank you all... the rest and recovery I've been able to take the past few days has been qualitatively better than it has for several months. When doubleplusundead suggested asking for help after reading my "burnout" post, then began working tirelessly on getting the word out, I felt like a great weight had been lifted off that I hadn't even noticed was there.
I won't ever be able to repay the individuals who gave their time, wisdom, and money to help my family. There are just too many, most of whom chose to remain anonymous angels. I do promise that when all the legal dust has settled and things are stable again, we will pay everyone's kindness forward and help others in need. Things are going to be tight for a while still, but I know we'll get through everything now. Failing is not an option when you have angels watching over you.
Be well and bless you all.
Posted by: doubleplusundead at 02 May 2008@16:18:45 (ZuzXA)
Sorry that it has come with trials for you but we're grateful for a chance to earn any points toward our wings...
Glad to see you back!
Posted by: sillyblindharper at 02 May 2008@18:56:08 (5+XEL)
Posted by: DRJ at 02 May 2008@19:20:23 (wE7Og)
Posted by: doubleplusundead at 02 May 2008@19:31:58 (ZuzXA)
you're there when they need you... and they're there when you need them.
of course you'll "pay it forward." you've been paying it forward all your life, Stash.
Posted by: Ottavarima at 02 May 2008@23:06:09 (W0kvf)
Posted by: Old Iron at 03 May 2008@11:32:19 (tD0Cq)
Posted by: Starry Fruit at 03 May 2008@11:38:50 (3wKL/)
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