I let all four horses out of their stalls since I'd be home to supervise. They were getting along so well. I felt like a proud mama.
Here's a random photo of the full moon that I took the other night...
Last night I didn't get to finish cleaning up manure because I got hit with a haboob. The air was perfectly still, and then I saw some trees and bushes off in the distance waving erratically. Normally, the winds come up from the south, but yesterday they were circling and coming from the west. All of the sudden it hit me that this wasn't just wind, but a wall of sand coming at me. I got sand all over in my hair, my eyes, and between my teeth.
In other news, I made a rug for my daughter for her birthday...
My mother was a teacher, I was a teacher, and my daughter is a teacher. For a long time I have felt that there is excessive governance in education. Teachers have to fulfill requirements put forth upon them by their own principal, by their school district, by the state, and by the federal government. There aren't enough school days in the year to complete all those goals, so both teachers and students are set up for failure.
Add in that more and more students are entering school with special needs, like the inability to do basic things like sit still in a chair or write their own name, and all those competencies become impossible. Then you've all the know-it-alls who say that we need better teachers, because the teachers are the ones failing our students. I think we will be lucky to have any teachers at all if we as a society continue to treat teachers like they as a group are the problem, and continue to pay them a lot less than what their services are worth. I think nowadays a person would have to be a saint to take on a teaching role.
That's my reality check for the day.