today made for an interesting day. i was homesick today....i wish i could see and hang out with my family and friends. i did get to IM with paul which was nice and comforting. i think the stress of Back to School Night made the day a bit hard. i was prepared and everything was in place so i am not sure what all the havoc was about.
after school today i had a really close call. i was cutting paper on the paper cutter when all of a sudden i pulled the cutting part down on my finger full strength. i hit my left pointer finger with the blade. it hit on nail and i instantly was in pain. i closed the cutter, shut my classroom door, held my hand above my head and walked calmly to the nurse's office in the elementary building. OUCH! i did not bleed but i know have a big, nasty looking bruise on my nail and finger. Nurse Ko tells me that i am really lucky that is did not cut off part of my finger. i have been told in the past that i have really strong nails, so i am thankful for that otherwise i would have had to go to the ER. it does hurt and it throbs regularly. i have had ice on it all evening. i chunked the ice right before parent night.....figured that might look weird. i am going to lose my nail i am sure which is never fun! ugh!
after my injury i had to go to discipleship. this is the group of 9th grade girls that i have chosen to lead with another teacher every thursday afternoon from 4-5pm. it was great to see them even though i was wiping tears from my near finger loss experience. we had great conversation and great time of prayer! i felt better after hanging out with them today! i pray that the group will become a safe place for the girls to exploe their faith and a relationship with each other as well as God.
Back to School Night went really well. i had all but 2 parents show up. it was great to meet them all and share with them my goals and expectations for the year. it was a very positive experience and it was good. i was able to visit with some of the parents which was really nice. thanks for your prayers about this for me. they worked!