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, March 10, 2015

WHY do I continue to work? Let me count the ways...1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

Look, I would turn in my paperwork and retire in June if I could.  But, I can't.  I can't afford to pay a mortgage, my bills, taxes, and board for 5 horses, AND health care insurance.  If I could, I would be OUTTA THERE June 13th. ...sigh...

So, I'll have to work until I'm 65 (2 more years).  That's just the reality of the situation.  I looked up my health care insurance under Obama care and it would cost $600 a month.  Nope.  Can't do that.

After yesterday, however, I was ready to quit.  The kids were HORRIBLE.  Talking, throwing crayons, crawling on the floor, leaning back in chairs.  Honestly, I spend 99% of my time on discipline and 1% on teaching.  I mean, don't kids today know how to BEHAVE????????

There are about 5 of us who are totally FED UP and want to retire.  Kids today just aren't the same as those we had 20 years ago.  They want EVERYTHING instantly.  They want to "play" on their ipads.  Play?  Excuse me?

It's getting harder and harder to drag myself to school each and every day.  I'm REALLY looking forward to spring break in April, and then the summer.

Take care.
Cheryl Ann

 Quad and his neighbor watching Scout down in the arena, which is right below them.
Yes, she was a perfect little princess on Sunday!   :-)

2 comments:

Mrs Shoes said...

You said kids today aren't the same...
You said a mouthful there Sister! I won't even start up...

I have a newer blog; I'd love it if you could find the time to stop by!
http://lifeatthe4shoes.blogspot.ca/

DesertHen said...

I'm not a teacher, but I work with youth in a different capacity and I know exactly what you are talking about!

I have a long way to go before retirement and I will probably be insane by the time I get there! HA!

Hang in there! I'm sure you are a WONDERFUL teacher!