Just Stand

Hello Loves! Long time with no hear or read. I’ve missed all of you and I can’t thank you enough for your checking in on me during my long hiatus away from this blog. So many things have happened to me and I’ll be sharing more about it in the coming weeks. It was crazy how many people found me on FaceBook or even reached out on Instagram and Twitter with concern. You just don’t know how wonderful you made me feel.

Nothing is wrong, I’m just juggling my hectic life and preparing for court next week. We’ll talk more about that later. But, what has been going on with me? So much has happened these last four months.  I had a woman on my staff pass away in September. She was an amazing woman who was a great staff member with an eagle eye for detail. I thanked God every day that I had inherited someone so detail oriented and knowledgeable with systems.

With her being gone, my team and I entered our busy season and tried to deal with the loss and get things done. I am happy to say that we did. My team is great and I’m thankful for all of them. Even when I’m not there they still get the job done.

Munch entered fifth grade this year. It is an adjustment because he now has 3 main teachers. His homeroom teacher teaches science to all 5th graders and social studies and health to Munch’s class. He has a math teacher that teaches math to all the 5th graders and a French teacher for oral and written communication and French reading. He’s struggling in math and French and I’ve put him in private tutoring. So, we are at the center 4 nights a week to make sure that he’s staying on level.  Do you know how hard that is?

French is crazy because the words that he is supposed to know at 10 have grown. Not just in French but in English. Many nights are spent going to dictionary.com to look up the word’s meaning and explaining it in English and then researching it in French. We’re trying to use it in a sentence to further his understanding and I feel so unprepared. Let’s just say that French this year has been hard work. However, with all that I’m proud that Munch is putting forth his best effort and I’m proud to report that he has earned a 3.4 for his 1st quarter. These teachers are so patient with me because I’m emailing every two weeks with questions, comments or concerns.

With so many things happening I still found time to grant write for the school’s PTA and just enjoy life. I’m still single which is crazy because I haven’t gone on one date since Mr. C and I broke up. I’m just not emotionally ready. Not that I’m still trying to get back with him it’s just that I have a lot going on and I’m not mentally ready to let another man in my space right now. It could be the cold weather too. LOL. I have no idea. But, I’ll be back on the dating scene in 2019.

I’m active in my sorority and just enjoying this thing called life. Christmas is in 20 days and I’m done shopping. Can you believe it? Munch still believes in Santa and I’m happy the magic continues one more year. I’ve reconnected with old friends and created new friends who have encouraged my soul beyond regard. My FaceBook friends and I actually met this summer. We had a ball.

Finally, I need to stand still. I’m learning to be more thoughtful and just stand in the midst of chaos and allow God to give me peace when all hell is breaking loose around me. 2018 has been one for the books, but I’m reflecting on how I’m approaching my 44th year next month and there are still so many things to do and so many things to say. I’m praying that the words will flow freely and I can let you into this brain that won’t shut off some nights. Bear with me.

How have you been old friend?

Want to keep in touch? You can find me on social media at the following links: Twitter @mskeeinmd, Facebook page A Thomas Point of View and my Instagram page @mskeeinmd.

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32 Replies to “Just Stand”

  1. I’m glad to see you’re doing well, Tikeetha! Welcome back! I figured you were just taking a break or busy so I didn’t want to send out a search party. Lol. I myself took a lot of breaks from blogging because I started working and freelance. Take care! I’ll be looking out for more posts by you! ❤

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      1. Not too much I think it’s still on the level of Google translate because I don’t understand it I can read more than speak it and he’ll always correct my pronunciation of the words but now that he’s in fifth grade it’s harder because we have to look up words in French and translate what they mean in English and most of these are words that he doesn’t know as a10 year old so we’re working on it

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      2. Too bad! I did French in university for a semester and enjoyed it. Duolingo was very helpful for me. Have you tried reading children’s books in French like at the preschool level? That can also be helpful.

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      3. I buy him books and French and ask him to read out loud to me. I’m really not interested in learning it. I can read and understand many words but I can not speak it and the words he’s learning are not words taught by his English teacher for a 10 year old so we’re at a crux but we keep pushing forward in spite of the difficulties because that’s life.

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      4. Oh, it’s about Munch. Nope, he speaks it fluently. This year though his French class is introducing literary terms that are not on a 5th grade level but a college level. It’s difficult because I was an English major in college and I’m like how do I explain this to a 10 year old in English.

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      5. Why did they decide to up the level for 5th graders? I know someone who didn’t graduate from high school because they couldn’t pass French. Or, so they claim anyway. There’s probably more to that story than that.

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      6. LOL. I don’t know sis. The teacher said that she’s new and that a lot of the kids are in the same boat and she doesn’t know why there is such a gap, but she’s trying to help. His school goes up to 8th grade so he should be fluent in French so I’m going to see if he can test out of his high school language. When he goes to middle school next year they also introduce Russian. I can’t deal with no more languages. LOL.

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      7. LMAO. It’s mandatory in his school that goes from K-8. I told him that he has a choice in high school if he wants to keep with the French or go to a regular high school. I will make sure that he tests out of his high school language requirements and then his college language requirements.

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  2. Wow, It sounds like you’ve been busy, Tikeetha! So sorry to hear about the passing of your colleague. You’re son is growing into quite the young man and it’s so great to hear of his achievement in the first quarter and congrats to you on a job well done keeping up with all the mayhem. Working with the school is a full-time job in itself, hang in there! If I don’t speak with you again have a very Merry Christmas!

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