Friday, April 04, 2014

The End of a Tough Week...

I was so glad today was Friday. It's been a tough week for this hipknitta. First on Monday, I was 15 minutes late to work. Don't ask why. I just was. I pulled up my big girl pants and clocked it in. I didn't argue. I didn't whine or complain. I was late. It did put my nose a little out of joint for the rest of the day but I think it was because I was definitely tired from the weekend. I had to get up at 5:30 every morning to get my son to the bus for the debate tournament. By 1:30 in the afternoon, I thought it was around 4:00. By Monday, it caught up with me.

On Thursday, I cracked the screen on my 3 month old smartphone. Don't ask how did I do that. I just did. My screen was 75% black. I ran to Best Buy and found out that my insurance deductible was $149! I won't be getting a new phone for 1-5 days. How much do you want to bet that it would be 5 days? I can still use the phone with my car's bluetooth but I can't unlock it, get messages, etc. I will be sucking up that deductible when the new phone comes in. I was so pissed but I must admit that I did not miss the phone too much today.

Finally, I read one of my observation reports from my assistant principal. She came into my class during the last 15 minutes over a month ago. She claimed that I was "insensitive to my student's needs" because I told a student to "Just adapt" to a seating situation. Me? Insensitive? I almost cried! That's how "insensitive" I was! I will be meeting with her on Monday to ask to have that subjective term taken out of my observation. We were supposed to meet withing 24 hours after the observation but that never happened. I can barely remember the reason why I said what I said. Me? Insensitive?

After my third attempt at trying to find this woman, I gave up and went to the teacher's lounge. Since I didn't have a phone to "play" with, I had my knitting along. I knitted a few rows on a pair of socks that I am making for Ben. My tension slowly slipped away and I felt a lot better. Knitting is my drug.

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