Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Hello, Wednesday!

We are happy.  It is Wednesday.  Not Monday.  Not Monday's evil twin, Tuesday.  Wednesday.  Or, as I like to call it:  the day that is not out to get me.  If nothing else, it is the day that I get to do the Wednesday Night Bullet Post.  I don't even have to think.  This is good after the butt-kicking that the previous two days have dealt unto me.  Here are your bullet points:

*There was a great deal of angst going into this day.  There was a "situation."  The best anyone in authority could tell me was that, if something really bad happened, then they could make certain elements disappear from my classroom.  Otherwise, I was to avoid getting myself in the middle of a potentially "less than safe" situation.

*This did not comfort me.  I expressed my concern regarding my lack of comfort.  This was met with a great deal of head-nodding and understanding murmurs.  Still not as comforting as I would have liked.  The nice police officer that came to school to help monitor things was much more comforting...

*Fortunately, things went smoothly.  But the angst made me very tired so, by the time I was heading for the 1:00 meeting that was designed to help fix this "situation," I was a little droopy.  

*Fortunately, this made me seem sort of needy and pathetic and this inspired the Powers-That-Be to want to do something for the poor, tired educator.

*Tomorrow will be a delightful day without much of the angst.  Well, there will be the regular angst, but that isn't the kind of angst that makes you clench your uvula or anything.  I can deal with that.

*The Big, Fluffy Kitty seems to have lost interest in the automated kitty toy I purchased for her in order that she might be occupied while I do other stuff.

*She just sits next to the madly whirling thing and stares at me.  It seems that she has figured it out.  Now she wants it to do something more interesting.  Like dispense Greenies or do magic tricks.

*Did I mention that Friday is a half day for the students?  Or that the weekend is a long one?  Or that I am taking Tuesday off?  I'm pretty sure that I did. 

*But it never hurts to mention these sorts of things again.  My upcoming days of rest are pretty much all I can think about anyway...

*I'll have all sorts of time to sit around and knit my plastic bag out of plastic bags.

*Typing that makes me sound really, really uncool...

*I also have to bake bread for the Sheep Family Cook-Out on Saturday.  If I don't show up with Cheesy Bread and perhaps a little challa, I'll probably be disowned.  And then I won't have anyplace to go.

*Which leaves me with just the plastic bag knitting.  And we've already established that this isn't nearly as cool as I'd thought it was going to be when I first became obsessed with the idea of knitting a plastic bag out of plastic bags.

*I managed to forget to eat lunch again today.  My salad remains untouched in the little classroom fridge.  This means that the only vegetables I've eaten since yesterday are the tomatoes in my pizza sauce.  I may not live 'til the weekend...

*A few weeks ago, I decided to start taking vitamins again.  (mostly due to the lunch-forgetting)  For some reason, I thought it would be a good idea to get those vitamin packs which contain multiple tablets of healthy goodness.

*I don't take them in the morning because some of the minerals interfere with the absorption of my regular medication.  So I take them at night.  With Mountain Dew.  

*That's a whole lotta swallowing with carbonation.  I get all burpy...  

*It would probably be easier to just start eating my vegetables, now that I think of it.


And this completes this week's WNBP.  The first two yucky days are over and I have the much better third day under my belt.  Now I can look forward to the weekend and all sorts of bread baking with a side of plastic bag knitting.  Don't much care if it's cool...

It is a long weekend!

SA

10 comments:

=Tamar said...

Plastic bag knitting at least ought to be thermically cooler than wool if it's hot where you are. Experiments are always cool.

trek said...

You need some ice cream.
Yeah, um, strawberry or raspberry so that it can be considered fruit!

Leigh said...

Well, I think knitting a plastic bag out of plastic bags is very cool. It's a "green" thing to do after all. What I can't understand however, is how anyone could forget lunch!

sophanne said...

Sheepish Annie- I like your blog- I've been lurking with not much to say except I have birthday month in my life and I teach kids too but not maybe the same ones as you. Amen to Monday and with taking it's evil twin off- lucky lucky you.

Knitting Linguist said...

And there are some days that only a long weekend can get you through. I'm glad that today was less like that. But then again, any day which involves the forgetting of lunch is not so much a good day in my book (I'm pretty into the whole food thing). Hang in there. Only two more days before you get to go live your cool life.

Kath said...

Yeesh...teachers are underpaid. Somehow it strikes me as essentially wrong that in that particular career "safety" should ever be an issue. That is the concern of police officers, firefighters, even high-rise window washers! But education? Shouldn't go beyond the possibility of a paper cut, or perhaps chronic chalk dust cough! Call me crazy, I know I'm unrealistic - but that's my position on the subject!

Oh and what trek said - ice cream. With fruit. And chocolate.

kmkat said...

You said that phrase that makes me crazy: "I forgot to eat lunch." I know you are a person who appreciates the finer points of pizza and cookies and such staples of life, so I will go easy on you. Most people who say that dread phrase weigh 88 pounds dripping wet and make me want to sit on them. But I'll let you off.

That workplace safety things SO doesn't belong in a school, but that's where it is these days. I hope all is calm and peaceful for the rest of the school year.

Julie said...

I hope the safety issue is no longer an issue, Sheepie; you shouldn't have to be afraid for your safety when going to work!

Forgetting lunch - I'm not sure how that happens; I'm always thinking about food. I wish I could forget lunch once in a while (and forget snacks too).

April said...

I make sure to take my vitamins every morning while I'm eating my donut. Because, you know, you have to take vitamins with food.

Ronni said...

That's why I take one multi-vitamin. Only I do it in the am with breakfast. I can't even imagine taking any kind of pill with a carbonated drink.

I'm with the rest on the safe issue. I hope you are now and always will be safe and that you will feel safe as well.