Woke up to the sound of rain. Rather nice, actually. Waking up after a full 7 hours sleep and lying there with the windows open to the rain and fresh air. Thought I’d take my coffee out to the spa but decided a spring rain just might be chilly enough to invade the peaceful aura that surrounds me this morning. Instead, I’ll just sit here and relax for a few minutes before I have to get ready for work.
The meeting went well yesterday. Still, I know being out of the building all day means I have even more work piled up. 3 1/2 weeks of school left. If we hadn’t had the windstorm from Ike in the fall and the ice storm in January, we’d be looking at 1 1/2 weeks but I’m not going to dwell on that. Instead, I’m going to count down the days until we get out. Two extra days for teachers after the kids leave. That means I have 20 more work days.
No update to share on the job situation with DS. The posting ended Wednesday. Right now, he’s in red tape purgatory with it. I hope it all pays off for him. Has to supply the board with a ton of stuff. Has to have a criminal background check, all his school records, health certificates and shot records. TB test, eight references, etc.. I’d like to think they wouldn’t put him through all this unless they were serious but who knows? It’s the same process for anyone who applies to work with the school system. I know he has a second interview scheduled but I’m not sure when it is. Still praying for him.
6:15 – Finished my shower, hair and makeup. Got the boys up. Took a look at 2008 Patty. On this day a year ago, poor Patty chaperoned a field trip on a riverboat with a bunch of seventh graders and spent the day freezing. Didn’t eat very well but she didn’t totally crash either. She was at 187 and I’m up to 182.5 this morning. I think I can take her.
Easy dress day…statewide testing starts Monday and we’re having a “Prep” Rally today to kick it off. All teachers are supposed to wear jeans and a CATS (Commonwealth Accountability Testing System) tee shirt. Should be fun.