In an effort to lighten the mood, I cheerily called out to a colleague, "Isn't it nice to be at work on a Monday and not under a flood watch?"
My fellow educator looked at me with a weary expression and muttered, "Guess you haven't checked your favorite weather site today..."
Great. Juuuuuuust great. It's raining and we are under another scrolling red banner. It doesn't look as bad as last week, but who's to say? Last week didn't look as bad as last week, for crying out loud.
Well, I'm not gonna take this lying down, that's for sure. Maybe at first I was a little bit befuddled but I'm over that now, by gum! I am a woman with a plan!!!
Tomorrow morning, I am going to school. I do not care if I have to strap water wings to my car and follow Noah himself, I am going. When I get there, I shall exit my vehicle, wade into the building and go to the bathroom.
(I'll probably need to do that because the sound of rushing water always makes me have to visit the ladies room. I'm middle aged...)
Once I've taken care of business and washed my hands, I'm going to have my morning coffee and then I am going to teach. I don't care who I teach. It could be that weird spiderish bug I found in the corner of the classroom the other day that might be dead but I'm too scared of it to check. It might be the nice people from Emergency Services who swing by to rescue all the stupid people who went to work. It doesn't matter. I will enthusiastically educate any and all who dare cross my path.
At 3:00, I will pack it up and go home. I will mark my school calendar accordingly and credit myself with the day. I will do this in ink and no one will dare argue the point with me.
Because here's the thing: We had a really good shot at ending this school year at a reasonable time and date. We really did. Even with the mandatory workshops we all have to go to once the kidlets are gone, it was going to work out rather well.
BUT ALL THIS STUPID RAIN IS REALLY SCREWING THAT UP!!!!! AND I WON'T HAVE IT!!! I WON'TIWON'TIWON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow. I'm a little dizzy now. Maybe I should sit for a minute. I need to calm down. It isn't like me to get all excited and screechy. I'll just put my head down and breathe into a paper bag or something. Once the blood starts circulating correctly again, I could maybe spin for a while. That's relaxing.
Sorry about that. Didn't mean to shout at everyone. I'm sure I'll be just fine now that I've gotten it all out of my system. A few minutes in my Happy Place and all will be well.
But the first person to suggest I need a glass of nice, cold water is going to get such a pinch...