*It was somewhere around 95 degrees today.
*I was grumpy and out-of-sorts well before 9:00 this morning.
*I think that might also have been right around the time the Assistant Superintendent made a joke about how she was looking forward to seeing our sticky, shiny faces tomorrow when the students arrive.
*It is going to be hot tomorrow, too.
*She will be spending most of the day in her air conditioned office so I don't think this little witticism was something she should have included as part of her Start Of The School Year Speech To The Staff.
*I was ready to just go home, but I didn't think that was going to be the kind of thing anyone in authority would approve.
*So I stayed for the Teacher's Association meeting.
*Knit a sock and tried to not over-react to the dawning realization that the contract negotiations might not be going well due to a marked lack of flexibility on the parts of all involved.
*Also a little too much of the snarkiness. Snark never helps in these sorts of situations.
*We remain under a salary freeze while everyone blames everyone else for the lack of progress.
*Then I went to a mandatory special education meeting.
*Actually, I went to the staff breakfast first and had some coffee. Hence, I was late to the special ed. meeting.
*About twenty of us were late due to our belief that we were entitled to coffee consumption prior to meetings.
*This meeting (for which I was late) caused me to be late to our building meeting.
*Then, just as the pizzas were arriving for the staff luncheon, I was informed that I needed to go make a Very Important Phone Call.
*This was emailed to me earlier in the day, but I couldn't check my email because I was in meetings all morning. And late for all of them so there wasn't much in the way of down time.
*Except for the part where I stopped to have coffee but I didn't have my laptop with me at that point so this wasn't going to help me stay in the informational loop.
*I hid in the Guidance Counselor's office until the building staff meeting was over because, by then, I was pretty much done with meetings.
*Then I finally went to my classroom to come up with some sort of strategy for tomorrow's school day.
*Don't feel too sorry for me. We only have one day then we get a long weekend for the holiday.
*Just feel a little sorry for me. That's fine.
*Or say you feel a little sorry for me even if, on the inside, you are not at all sympathetic with my having to go to work like the rest of the human race.
*I'm good either way...
*It is still over 80 degrees here and that is just madness once darkness falls.
*Plus, when school starts, I consider it to be Autumn and there is no need for these kinds of temperatures during this season. No need whatsoever...
*The Very Complicated Kitty seemed kind of confused when I came home.
*I explained to him repeatedly that I was going back to work and that his brother could give him some pointers regarding how best to handle the empty hours
|Still not sure he fully understood the situation, though.|
*I should probably stay home tomorrow....
*That's not going to fly.
*Here's an observation: The automated kitty toy thingie is great for giving the cats some exercise. I'm certain that it is the kind of thing that will help them peel off the extra pounds!
|But I'm fairly certain that the goal here is actual movement as opposed to just laying there and waiting for the fuzzy ball to finally swing your way...|
That's all I can think of for now. I still have a few things to work out for tomorrow's first day with the students and I'm pretty sure that the VCK is going to need another sit-down regarding the new schedule here. I probably should go deal with those things. That and soak my head in cold water for a while before my brain utterly melts in this heat.
Happy Wednesday, Everyone!