I spent the last 2 days in Ogden being trained with Americorp on my new/additional/extra/different duties. I am not really sure how it is all going to fit with what I am already doing, but the principal and I will figure it out.
For some reason the drive up there has made me tired both days. I slept the night before, but by the time I hit the Point of the Mountain (and all the gridlock) I was feeling as if I could go back to bed and sleep some more.
Last night I had class right after I got home so it was late when I headed to bed. Tonight I headed to bed early, but got a phone call as I was getting ready to close all the open windows on the computer. It was my a member of my learning team. We had scheduled a conference call for tonight to work on the paper that is due next Wed. The one I am compiling. I had forgotten we agreed to do it tonight. I am glad I hadn't made it to bed yet.
We have been learning to read body and face language and we had to look at each other's faces and tell what we see in them, after telling what we see in our own face and what we think others see in our face. I found it interesting that the rest of my learning team sees softness in me- "a person that has seen life and knows how to deal with it, but hasn't let it make her hard" I thought they would see life weariness because that is what I see when I look in the mirror.
And the good thing they all said- So few wrinkles for a grandma. In fact, both of the trainers at Americorp this past week were surprised to find out I was old enough to have 7 children and then even more surprised that I had 2 grandkids! And I was sure to tell them that I was older than both my sisters that also do Americorp. And this is the first time I have ever been called by my younger sister's name. My whole life I was called by my older sister's name, Dawna. One time my picture was in the paper, but it was Dawna's name underneath. Not fun. But I have never been called Sharon before.
Now I really and truly am going to bed before I fall asleep in my chair.