Sunday, February 6, 2011

Snow Days, House Hunters International & Monday

After almost a week off, we finally will return to school Monday. You would think those four snow days would have provided a golden opportunity to get caught up on all the things I was behind on.

Think again, my friend.

There's only so much yearbook stuff one can do from home. And as far as all that grading? Well, can you say "projects"? Projects as in poster board size. Projects as in too big/bulky/burdensome to bring home to grade.

There's something to be said for being a math teacher with their little scantron sheets, thin stacks of papers and test generators, but then I would have had to have learned math and math things. (And we all know how I feel about  things.)

And those things would be really, really bad things. Things that involved formulas and numbers and equations, and probably things that involve imaginary numbers. (I have trouble enough with imaginary friends. I don't need the stress of imaginary numbers.)

So once I finished with all the yearbook page proofs I had and planned all the assignments I could plan and pretended the other stuff could wait another day, Howard the Shelter Cat and I opted to spend our leisure time watching House Hunters International specifically the beach vacation ones.

I had to laugh when someone claimed to be a school teacher with a half million to a million dollar budget to buy their little slice of paradise.

Yeah right. I don't need to be a math teacher to know none of that adds up.

School teacher?

Maybe a school teacher with a trust fund.

Or a school teacher with a winning lottery ticket.

Or a school teacher with a sugar daddy.

My BFF Jennifer (a science teacher) always says we made poor choices in life--choices that didn't involve financial freedom.  Choices that instead involved long hours, lots of grading and no perks (unless, of course, you count the occasional chocolate candy bar thrown into our mailboxes). 

Yep, it's all about choices. So tomorrow I'll get up, hop in my trusty blue mini-van, swing through Starbucks for an espresso jump-start and go to school.

Who wants to buy a beach house in Nicaragua any way? Am I the only one who remembers Contras, Sandinistas and rebels? And what about all those drug wars going on in Mexico?

Frankly, I don't think I need that kind of excitement. I have a feeling I'll have more than I can handle come Monday.


Edna Lee said...

Like Howard the shelter cat, I suppose we should all be thankful we have A home and people who love us.

Darn cats. So smug and so often correct.

Ms. H said...

Having 4 days off has been great...but do we really have to go back tomorrow?!

I don' wanna!


elysabeth said...

Well you will either be facing kids needing the jump start themselves or too hyper to control and not accomplish much during the school day.

Neither one is an option I would like to be facing on a Monday. So glad I'm not a teacher.

As for that teacher with the 1/2 to 1 million dollar budget - I opt for her sugar daddy - lol. We all know that teachers and nurses are two professions that are the most widely under appreciated and under paid of any profession. The close second would have to be a trust fund because I just don't think her winning the lottery would give her such a measley amount to spend on a piece of paradise. If I were to come into some money I'd travel - so who would need a home anyway? -lol. Good luck with the group of kiddos tomorrow - I'm rooting for you to have perfect return to school after a long absence angels - E :)

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Curmudgeon said...

Off topic, but I can't seem to find the Feb carnival. Help us snowbound lost souls?

askthehomediva said...

The next carnival is scheduled for Wednesday.