Friday, April 18, 2008


Well, it's been a rough week! My allergies are just out of control--I have been miserable! School is the same as it always has been, but worse with the warmer weather. As if the kids weren't challenging enough, now I have adults to deal with also, and without going into too much detail, it is a darned shame that people feel they have to crush others' spirits and belittle others in order to feel powerful and in control themselves. That's education, though...and since this is my blog and I can say what I want, I'll share my theory. Most educators or people in education are women. And, as we women know, very rarely (even today) do we get the same accolades that men get for doing similar or even more challenging work. In an educational environment, there are so many women who don't get nearly enough credit for the jobs that they do, many feel the only way to get any credit and to feel good about themselves is to claw at the other women in their building--tear the others down so they look better. I have lived in the 'business' world, and I KNOW that some of the things I have seen women do in a school against other women would NOT fly in the real world. And to really go out there, I don't think that these women would even attempt to be so domineering and b*tchy with men. How cowardly and ridiculous. I said, rough week--but that's been pretty much every week since school started! What makes it worse is that the rumors are FLYING (and there probably is some truth to them) about Kyrgz not accepting dossiers right now. Reasons behind this range from too many being submitted already to inspections being done and needing manpower to assist these inspections to new leadership to new regulations. Our agency hasn't said anything officially, and I figured that I might as well let Ally tell me if there is a problem than seek it out. Besides, I'm getting lots of info from others anyway. We won't be really ready to put our dossier in for another month or so anyway, so if this is a temporary hold, that's not a problem for me. If it is a LONG hold, though, well...I guess it's a good thing I don't think KGB has been conceived yet! So, for now, I am just continuing on as if nothing is different. Until I hear differently, that is.

1 comment:

  1. Lori~
    I am so happy that I just found your blog. We are in the process of adopting from Kyrgyzstan as well. Pretty much in the same stage as you. I am addicted to reading blogs right now so I would love to follow your journey!! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. If you want the link to my blog, email me at