Remember those two days I wanted off next week?
Here's my conversation with the Principal's Secretary/Sub Coordinator yesterday:
Me: About those two days I have off next week. It's a family thing - my husband's out of town....
Her: (with big, round, shocked eyes) The 4th & 5th? Oh, no! But you've been requested by a teacher! Mrs. Petersen needs you Mon., Tues., AND Wed. She's going to a conference.
Me: Really? Mrs. Peterson? (It's Dylan's gifted teacher.)
Her: She said she'd already talked to you.
Me: Noooooo...I hadn't heard anything. (Later I find that Dylan was supposed to tell me the day before. Note to self: Remind teachers to NEVER use Dylan as their messenger service!)
Me: Well, since it's Mrs. Peterson I could probably come in.....doesn't she have a prep period right by lunch?
Her: Yes! Can you come in as long as I promise not to use you for those 2 hours every day? We can fix this - it'll take a little time & effort, but we can fix this.
Me: Yes, that would be great. If that's OK....if you're sure...
Her: No problem, just remind me that I promised you could have that time, ok? (grinning widely) Thank you SO much Bron!
Me: No, it's fine, really. It's for Mrs. Peterson. Thanks so much, Patti! You're great!
Her: Thank YOU Bron - so much! Thank you, thank you!
Ahem. 'Scuse me while I go get a washcloth...my nose is a little brown. ::cough, cough:::
It's ok - really. It IS for one of my special teachers and it's for Dylan's class AND it's for 3 days - I can understand why she wanted me there. Plus, I get two hours of prep every day so I can come home, let out the dog, and take care of things while Doug's away. Honestly, I couldn't handle the guilt if I took a couple of days off for me & stuck the kids with someone awful for those two days. Plus just putting the school in a bind.
Damn work ethic anyway.
At least I have a couple weeks of vacation coming up - I'll kick the boys out of the house a few times for my alone time! LOL
More things that had to happen sometime.....
That was yesterday - there's an actual thin blanket of snow out there this morning.
Extremely cold weather (at least for us):
And the end to my sleeves had to happen too:
I'm at 19" and need them to be around 22". They'll be finished today - not sure when you'll be seeing my FO post. Just depends on how fast I can get things sewn together. :) Hopefully I'll get my first period prep time again & will be done with the knitting this morning.
Tech class is going well. I have 3 days of computers & 7th graders. They are practicing Excel and I really wish I had more experience with the program. The last time I used a version of this was probably 1990. You know what? Things have changed. ::wink:: But we're muddling through.
I can't wait for the weekend & the beginnings of new projects! And....back to an old one too. :::grin::
Have a great day!
EDITED TO ADD: Turns out APS is on a two-hour delay today due to icey roads. I get to knit at home rather than at school! LOL I believe those sleeves really WILL be finished today. ::Grin::