Saturday, May 23, 2009

Three weeks!

I have officially completed three weeks back at work. I think I have five weeks left so soon we'll be exactly halfway through with the remainder of the school year.

An unusual thing happened on Thursday of this week. Just as I went to shut the TV off and leave for work, on the screen appeared a delay notice of an hour for my district. What great luck since we had Friday off for the long weekend already. I was pretty psyched that we got to work an hour less.

I called a few work pals to let them know of the delay (due to low water pressure) because it was only on one TV channel and a lot of people don't watch the television in the morning. They were all surprised and astonished.

Me being the early person that I am waited a little while and then decided to go in and work in peace and quiet and put my grades in the computer. I arrived to a few people standing in the parking lot, a big truck, and water flowing out of the building through a big hose. A parent was trying to drop off his dumpling but I told him we had a delay just as my coworkers yelled over that we were closed.


Suddenly I had another day off to add to my four day weekend. Now I had five days off! It was a gorgeous morning with a light breeze, blue skies and sunshine. It was to be 87 degrees on Thursday which made it ideal to be out of the classroom as we have no air conditioning. I was smiling because I had awaken that morning super tired, tossing and turning the night before. I could now count on a nap and I actually had two of them on Thursday.

Thursday became my errand day and I went to the post office for the first time in about three weeks. I paid bills at home, online and off. I had my handicap placard turned in to get a new one for the next three years. (I don't use it often but when I do, I NEED to use it.) I got a check from the insurance company so I went to the bank and got three rolls of quarters for the washer and dryer. I bought a muffin on the way home from school and filled up my gas tank. I talked to the special ed teacher/wonder helper on the phone for over an hour. And, I still had time to take my two naps. Talk about unexpected bliss.

Now I'm not sure if we are going to have to go an extra day in June to make up for this unexpected day off. I guess I'll find out on Tuesday when I go back to work. I'm hoping for some kind of major miracle that won't penalize us. Time to pray.


3lakeshoreshopper said...

excellent day off!!! Heard that it was a "snow day" for you..Not sure if it's true//but potentially a free day! Even better

Heather said...

Hope you enjoyed your "snow day" and won't have to make it up in June.