Colder weather worries
I like the holidays. On Thanksgiving, I like eating everything I possibly can until I have to lay down on the floor and take a nap. On Christmas, I LOVE presents!! I love giving presents and I love GETTING presents (who doesn’t?!). The problem with these two holidays is that it’s cold outside. I don’t like cold weather. I don’t even like being cold. It makes my skin dry, it makes my throat dry, and I just want to curl up in a little ball with a million blankets. But whether I like it or not, it’s coming. Heck, it’s already here. Blah.
With cold weather comes cold and flu season. Last year was the first year in a long time that I got my flu shot. And I can’t even really remember what I did yesterday, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t get the flu last year. So, I went to Walgreens and got it again this year. The anticipation of getting a shot always makes it seem to be more painful than it actually ends up being.
While student teaching (which is unpaid) and watching my funds dip preeeettyy low, I started panicking about Christmas and how I was going to pay my bills and still be able to buy presents. But all I needed to do was talk to my mom. She’s always good at coming up with ideas. So, I feel better about that. I love to paint and I’m pretty good at it. Maybe everyone will get artwork this year. J I still have a good month and a half to figure it out and get it all done.
So, as I shiver under a blanket while writing this, I wish I had a Snuggie so my arms didn’t have to stick out.
Cold weather. Blah.
Lauren Muellner will receive her master’s degree in early childhood education with an endorsement in special education in December. She is student teaching in a self-contained special education preschool classroom in Oak Park and is a part-time nanny. Born and raised in Chicago, Lauren likes culture and adventure. She received her bachelor’s degree in theatre from Columbia College Chicago. She plans to integrate music and theatre into her curriculum and teaching.