Thursday, August 14, 2008

And then...Bittersweet

Today has been a day. A long one, if you will.

It was my first official day of school. Tomorrow is my first official day with students. I had meetings all morning, and then work time this afternoon. I had a mini meltdown at lunch. But I had recovered my the time I left at 4.

Today was a rough day. The principal at the elementary school passed away on Tuesday. She had been diagnosed with lung cancer just weeks ago, and was still planning to start the school year, just on a limited basis. She was the principal who kept asking me to consider getting certified to teach elementary school. And she recommended me for the job I got. So it just cast a real shadow of sadness over the morning. I was definitely praying for their staff today, and will be tomorrow.

In my building, the drama centered around construction mess, lack of air conditioning, and the last minute hiring of a new 7th grade English teacher. But by the end of the day, the mess was cleaned up enough to start tomorrow, and the new teacher was hired. And we should have air conditioning early next week. So all is well. I am ready enough to get through tomorrow. Possibly even most of next week, really. So things are good.

I could really use a new episode of the The Office tonight. I need to laugh and be entertained. I miss my friends at Dunder-Mifflin. I'm settling for a Gilmore Girls episode on DVD. They help me work better. Seriously. It's how I got through college....psuedo-watching hour after hour of Gilmore Girls as I typed essays and such. I always got better grades when the Gilmores were on. Just watching Rory makes me smarter.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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