Monday, March 22, 2010

How I See It

It is Monday. Mondays are, in general, kind of grim and today was no exception. It was also a busy day with lots and lots of surprises. That's how Mondays go.

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...

SA

15 comments:

Kath said...

My Monday was rather grim and contained more than one less-than-pleasant surprise. I would never recommend a nice glass of water - I had in mind a nice glass of a very different beverage. I believe you understand my meaning!

trek said...

Wow, you just had a Dudley Dursley moment and all I had today was a bunch of hyperallergic college kids to educate...

kmkat said...

Pretty darned entertaining post, considering the subject was Monday :)

Mia said...

yup.. a paper bag... then how bout some mountain dew??? hehehe.

holy crap.. word verif ovlxque. what the heck is up w/that except to challenge me FURTHER?? ::laughing::

Jeanne said...

Better rain than snow... I think.

Julia G said...

On the bright side, here in southern CT the neighboring towns were closed 5 days after last week's nor'easter. Some are going to add them on to the school year in June, and some are just giving up and saying "fugeddabowdit". My kids were envious until they realized no school meant staying home with no electricity -- yikes.

I think the Keebler elves are running the word verification program: today's word is "nobisco".

PICAdrienne said...

So, you being my expert on all things middle school, is it legal to make an audience sit through 14 middle school band songs? My ears will never quite be the same. Oh, it was a massed band situation, there were over 400 kids with instruments, they did not have an issue with lack of volume.

Julie said...

It's now Tuesday morning and the rain is really coming down outside! I do not see any school cancellations on the t.v. screen so I think you'll have actual kids to teach today. I guess that's a good thing.

Karen said...

I'm with Jeanne on this. Better rain than snow any day.

Donna Lee said...

We are almost 2 inches over our normal rains for March (and March is not over yet). I am tired of being wet. I am tired of puddles that engulf small mammals and I have an unnatural relationship with my umbrella.....

Cursing Mama said...

Excuse me, now I need to use the restroom.

Knitting Linguist said...

Seriously, rain days are just no fair at all. As if the snow days weren't bad enough (when they pile up at the end, of course; I get how nice they can be when they're happening). At least around here we only have fire days to contend with...

Yarnhog said...

So sorry. As a mom, I love Mondays. Not so much with the floods, though.

You know, you could move to California. As an added bonus, the state has no money, so it's cut the length of the school year significantly. Of course, the prison budget has been increased again...

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