I really love this word, as it speaks volumes to me. I have written it as two words because that is the first way I perceived it as something great. I had a very hard time learning mathematics so it’s first meaning was about being done with my classroom due diligence and moving on to something much more interesting. It was literal in its agenda.
Currently the word is about the holiday being over. The sheets are changed on the beds and the special dishes are put away and at our house the Menorah is in its box and the Crèche too. I have made a note that we will need new candles for next year and one of the shepherds has lost his arm – glue please.
I enjoy the moments of putting away and washing the dishes, for it is during this time I assess the situation and remember conversations; recalling some of the magic and some of the worrisome moments of all the coming and going.
My neighbor saved several of her vacation days to just be by herself and enjoy the post company time and regroup. I think she was very wise in her decision.
I have paid the bills, zeroed the credit card, and now am getting out all the paperwork for income taxes and closing the books for the year. I am back to math class and the due diligence part of After Math.
Four bags of clothing and extras are set aside to go to the donation station. We did a project now to help a local mason meet payroll. With all this snow this past year, I found in the storage box several kids winter jackets and warm pants to take to the local school for distribution along with 4 pair of small sized boots – they were not keeping feet warm and dry in the storage box. After Math.
Already 4 stores have closed their doors and several restaurants are just holding on until the Legislators arrive in hopes of staying in business. After Math.
The cable company has raised the bill beyond the acceptable limit, so now I must negotiate or turn off the TV.
We voluntarily took a pay cut to keep everyone employed at our office, we still must let one person go altogether and 3 others are cutting back hours. There are no design projects to apply for right now; everyone is waiting and holding on. We are the lucky ones we have experienced famine before, we know the rules of the game.
Words we would like to hear in this current After Math: understanding, stimulus, relief, health care, education, and HOPE.
I am sorry the deer ate our beans this year and I am studying the seed catalogs with keener interest.
I do not know what to do with our candy houses –do the squirrels and birds need this much sugar?Any suggestions?
How do you spell relief in an After Math? What are the responsibilities in an After Math?