Seriously- the days, the weeks, the months are flying by! We are halfway through the month of April and as of the writing of this post (on Tuesday night) we only 26.5 more days of school with students- WHAT?!? I think it feels a little surreal because I have been off the last 6 days- Thursday I had a dr appt, Friday I took a personal day to travel to Atlanta (more on that in another blog post), Saturday and Sunday (obvious). Anyway, Sunday as I was traveling back I noticed that I had a swollen and extremely tender lymph node/gland under my left jaw in my neck. By Sunday evening I was running a fever over 100. It went down to 99.4 on Monday morning but I decided to call off and go to the dr instead. It's a good thing too- they did a rapid strep- negative, they swabbed to send for a more thorough strep, and did a test for mono (negative). When I went to pick up the antibiotic I just started feeling worse- by the time I got home my temp had climbed back up over 101 and eventually hit 102.3. I haven't had a temp that high in I don't know how long! When I woke up this morning (Tuesday) the fever was gone but I felt like I was swallowing glass. To this moment- that's still how I feel. I have eaten things that slide down the throat and that I don't have to swallow, I still have a swollen and tender (hurting) gland but no fever so work will go on tomorrow! God obviously wanted me to slow down!
In other news I have no cable so I can't watch my beloved Braves, Criminal Minds, or any other number of reruns that I got hooked on over our snow-cation. I have been doing some reading, playing some mindless iPad games, and packing (but not as much nor as quickly as I should- that will change SOON- as soon as my body stops rebelling). I have applied for a couple of non-teaching jobs and am still in the process of the licensure (being sick put a hold on a few things). With that being said, this song has come up several times in my playlist- running and traveling and each time it just resonates deep with me- I think- because the bottom line of the song is about TRUST!
"Anything that I got the strength to do
In over my head keeps me countin' on You
I'm leaving the sweet spot, sure shot
Tradin' it all for the plans You got
Is it so crazy to believe"
Then I read this- Enough
Steps of faith- as tiny as they are- are still steps of faith!