Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, October, 2015. That's Scout in the arena.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Back to school...sigh...

Yesterday I returned to school after our 3 week winter break.  We have 3 weeks because so many families go to Mexico over the holidays.  Out of 30 students, I only had 2 that didn't show up yesterday.  So, I had 28 sleepy, yawning students yesterday.  They couldn't write.  They couldn't figure out there, their, and they're.  One boy put his head down for a nap after lunch, during math time.  Oh, boy!  I finally took them out for PE about 2:00 (our day ends at 2:35 p.m.)...I just gave up.  And, several of them were coughing, so this morning, I have a sore throat.  I'm going to take my Vitamin C and my zinc with me today and LOTS of hand sanitizer!  And, I'll stay after bus duty and wipe down their desks.  I make my own NON-TOXIC spray, using Sal Suds, peppermint Dr. Bonner soap, and a few drops of peppermint essential oil.  I find tea tree oil too strong (although I may take a bottle of it because it is so potent)...after all, the kids will be gone!  (...hehehe...my "evil" plan...) We have a 3 day weekend coming up, so if I can JUST make it through the week, I'll have 3 days to rest and visit the horses...Anyway, that's my plan!  This is pretty much how they all looked yesterday...

2 comments:

lisa said...

I have to say that I sure felt the same when I was in college and I am glad that I am done for a while at least. I am still thinking of going for a bachelors degree maybe in the fall. Hope you had a nice break.

Sheila Allwright said...

I feel for the students. Too many decades since I was one, but I feel like that on returning from 2 days of 12 hr shifts in the medical lab.
Love your horses. I have a niece, great niece and friend's daughter who are horse mad.
Best luck with your students, enjoy the lead up to Summer. We are heading for Winter in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Regards, Sheila Allwright.