Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Days Of The Week? Whatever...

Last week started with a holiday and I was calendar-confused right up until Thursday. This week, I was at home on the couch "enjoying" a sick day when Monday rolled around so I still don't have a clue. This is a recurring theme on this blog, I think. I never know what day it is anymore. I used to. I really did. Now? Not so much.

I'm counting on tonight's TV lineup to give me a hint. It's looking like a Wednesday so I'm going with the Wednesday Night Bullet Post. If it's not Wednesday, I don't want to hear about it. I half think tomorrow is Friday and I am going to be disappointed enough without you telling me it's really next Tuesday. That would mean I've missed more than I thought...

*My staff was out at a training today.

*That meant I had to run the classroom all by my little lonesome.

*No problem. I can do that.

*I just don't get to go to the bathroom for 7 hours.

*I teach two different grades and they have different lunches so I always have kids in the room.

*I usually bribe them to be good with a movie on days when I'm alone.

*But they watched a movie on Monday so...

*To sum up: No bathroom. No other adults. Nothing but my sparkling wit and charm with which to distract a room full of behaviorally challenged teenagers.

*Thankfully, the training ended early and my Cheerful Teaching Assistant decided to come back to work rather than sneak home like I would have.

*Bless her. Bless her all over the place. Then do it again because I really had to pee by 11:00.

*I'm not knitting tonight because I'm too busy blessing my CTA and her willingness to come back to the classroom.

*Or, as I like to call it: The Belly Of The Beast.

*I wore a turtleneck today because it has been rather chilly of late.

*They even turned on the heat at school.

*It was sunny and 70 degrees by lunchtime.

*And the heat was still on.

*Let's recap again: Kids. No movie. Need for sparkling wit. Restrooms off limits. Turtleneck worn in the aforementioned Belly Of The Beast.

*Oh, and did I mention that we also had an evacuation drill?

*Should've gone to business school...

*The Absurdly Gi-normous Kitty and the Big, Fluffy Kitty have been fighting over a chair for two days now.

*It is a stupid fight because it is a very small chair and there are way better places to sit around here.

*They don't care. Sweet reason has no place in sibling rivalry.

*The AGK has the chair at the moment.

*Dinner time is coming. That means he'll have to move and we get to start all over again.

*This all serves to take my mind off my cold, though. That's nice.

*We're at the Blow Your Nose Every Ten Minutes And Wonder If You Just Snorted Out Actual Brain Matter stage of the festivities.

*That's usually the tail end of a cold for me so I'm hopeful for a healthy weekend.

*Good thing since I ran out of tissues Monday night. Frankly, that's the real reason I went back to work.

*Free tissues.

So, there you have it! Wednesday in a nutshell! I actually do have a knitting project in the works so I'll probably get in a little time with the sticks & string before the night is done. I just have one more hour or so of blessing the CTA and another few minutes of reassuring myself that it is really Wednesday. Then I'm all set!

Unless I have to settle another chair dispute...



trek said...

Temperatures in the forties this morning and the mid-seventies by mid-afternoon. Gah.

Glad you are feeling at least somewhat better. Bet those free tissues all helped!

Mouse said...

The weather has been so weird down here too.. freezing at night and 70's during the day. Good to see you're feeling better.

Anonymous said...

There is so much in that post that deserves comment but all I can do is wonder what is wrong with your CTA? Going back to work when she could have snuck home? That's just crazy, I tell ya!
Glad to hear you're at the tail end of your cold.

Anne said...

Fun times, let me tell ya. D has a cold but he's still at the I feel like crap and I'm going to nap stage. The snot will come, tho, I'm sure.

Snow here yesterday. :P

Mary said...

Annie: longtime lurker here -- just want to say "thanks" for a great blog. You always bring a smile.

Cursing Mama said...

The free tissues at my office could be used for sandpaper - so clearly there is no benefit to going to work.

Elaine said...

Is it time to bring out one of those reserved "cat caves from the dollar store" as a distraction?

Anonymous said...

I have one word for you: catheter.

::ducks and runs away::

Knitting Linguist said...

There are many things I could comment on, but I'm completely hung up on the no bathroom breaks thing. I don't think I could do that. I think that if I were told I had to do that, with every passing moment I would become more and more obsessed with the need to pee that I wouldn't be able to think about anything else or talk about anything else and then I'd get fired for talking to students about peeing. Good thing I get potty breaks, eh?

Donna Lee said...

I think if they told me I couldn't pee, I too would obsess on this so that even if I really didn't have to pee, I would think I had to and soon I'd be miserable.

I'll bless the cta for a bit for you. She sounds like win!

Kath said... current record is only 6.5 hours without peeing. Clearly I need to work on that to match your skill level. But perhaps I can get waiver for doing those hours standing up? I always though sitting might make it easier.

And oddly enough - the free kleenex at my workplace is on a little cardboard roll. What's up with that???

Karen said...

I hope you feel better quickly.
Good luck with the battle for the chair.

catsmum said...

this is my fourth try at leaving a comment - one carefully crafted effort [ and two slightly less well phrased re-runs ] were eaten by this dread machine last night ... so what was I going to say ?
I think it was a suggestion to keep a spare t-shirt in your desk for days with 'interesting' temperature fluctuations.
Yes. That was it ... layering is your friend.
Yesterday started off at 2 degreesC and ended up in the mid 20s [ about 76F ] so I know whereof I type

get well soon sweetness