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June 16, 2006

School’s Out

If you haven’t been following my wife Viola’s blog, you need to start. She’s been consistently kicking my ass at this blogging thing, especially in terms of frequency. In fact, everyone on my blogroll has been kicking my ass. You should be reading all of them. What are you even doing here?

Today she has a fond farewell to the school she worked at for the last three years. The deaf student she works with is moving to the high school next year, and that means she’s moving too. I really think this job has been one of the best things for her. When we were first married she was kind of depressed and lifeless, and she would just sit around the house all day, bored, and the highlight of her day was to call me and tell me how bored she was. But now there’s such a change in her, over these last three years that she’s been working full time. Sure she hates her boss, and a great deal of her other superiors, and she’s always threatening to quit if she doesn’t get more respect. But you can see in her eyes how much she loves it. It’s made her younger, more energetic and full of life.

And now summer vacation starts, and she gets to be a stay-at-home-mom for a couple of months. She really does get the best of everything.