My beloved mother died on the 21st of May, from lung cancer; I had to take some time to learn how to live without her warm company and accept to interpret the illuminating effect of her absence in a totally new and positive sense.
Meanwhile I underwent knee surgery in the beautiful Santana Hospital; physioterapy treatments followed along the whole summer; after some obstinate regressions, treatment sessions are finally winding down and, hopefully, – and thanks to my wonderful doctors – I ‘ll soon recover full autonomy.
However, I won’t be able to walk fast as before, nor to carry weights – as my laptot -:( – , nor to drive an old jeep with a heavy clutch pedal; in fact, as the patellar tendons are not aligned with the tibia in both knees, the most simple daily effort can mean enough strain to provoke inflammation; so I must learn how to cope with this condition and go ahead following a new rithm.
Meanwhile, first school trimester is over with its joys and pains; the change of the entire internet system worked unsatisfactorily so far, and after some frustrating trials, I went back to the old “talk and chalk” lessons ; our 5th and 6th grade wikis are thus limited to home work and I engaged to publish our kids texts at our school blog.
Now Christmas pause keeps inspiring us to dare a blog make over on our 6th grade edublog, although I know kids won’t have any time allowed to blog at school, at least for now. That’s why I didn’t even told them about the great Challenge and, as far as my physioterapy sessions went on, I didn’t enroll to be a challenge helper.
So, from time to time, I wonder about the ultimate meaning of sharing educational on-line experiences that are so limited either by adverse or by unforeseen circumstances…