This week I do believe my soundtrack would include some great classics. Particularly some Freddie Mercury because this week was full of several winning moments… And no one is better at singing about success than Queen!
The week began more like “Under Pressure” because I had to get grades posted and I had spent most of last weekend focusing on my writing for NaNoWriMo. It was good that I did, because this week I slacked on the writing a bit. I think I’m still on track to finish on time, but I definitely put the writing on the backburner a couple of times.
Last year, we had until Tuesday to post grades, giving us a little bit of leeway so that those of us who procrastinate wouldn’t be up at the school frantically posting by 8 am on a Monday… when our brains aren’t working as sharply as they can. Or at least we’d have until 4 pm that day.
But no more.
So while there were no kiddos at the school on Monday, I was frantically putting grades in before all my trainings that day. It was done, but between that and the coffee that upset my tummy (I’m not really a coffee drinker… tea all the way), I was definitely feeling some pressure.
My real life/real job took precedent. Monday was a day full of trainings, but it was really just a repeat of things we’ve already done. It is hard for me to believe that these training days aren’t just job security for the people in admin… but I went, and I got my things ready for the rest of the week. I really needed to clean my desk, but that has still yet to happen…
But sitting through all those meetings and trainings definitely left me feeling a little like the character from Bohemian Rhapsody:
“Let me go!”
“We will not let you go!”
Meanwhile, the rest of the week went really well. While I didn’t sleep particularly well on a few days, and that impeded my word count for NaNoWriMo, I did manage to get an amazing surprise observation by my principal and some people from the district.
Wednesday, while we were practicing writing an essay as a class, my principal walked in with three ladies from “next door,” the euphemism used to mean the district people. I was nervous because I had not written the objective on the board, but all my kids knew what was going on, and there were only 2 students off task. The district people believed them to be ESL students, and wondered if there was any differentiation going on to bring them in. I was asked twice about whether or not I had something in place for those students.
They weren’t ESL students, though. They were just off task and happened to speak Spanish.
If I’m honest, I just didn’t notice those 2 ladies talking. I have separated them several times in the past, and because I hadn’t slept well the night before, I simply didn’t fight them on the sitting with each other issue. We’re in groups now, however, and they are NOT in the same group.
That should help some.
But overall, after both my appraiser spoke to me (on Thursday) and my principal went out of his way to stop me in the hall (on Friday) to congratulate me on how proud I had made him (by just being me…) I’m feeling a little bit like I need to go through the streets screaming about how FINALLY someone notices that I actually know what the hell I’m doing!
In my love life, there’s little to nothing going on. The Latest Fellow did that disappearing act that our mutual friend told me he did. I had not wanted to believe her because while he was out of town, he managed to find time to talk to me almost everyday. And that was before we met.
Right after we met, he seemed particularly interested in suggesting we should meet… though, when I tried to suggest a time when that could happen, he would kind of freak out a little.
From weird to weirder…
I finally asked him if he was bored with me, and when he said no to that, I asked if he was ever going to have time to hang out. It took him a while, but he said, “yeah, soon…”
So I’m not holding my breath for him to come around.
Meanwhile, guess who showed back up in my Inbox? Yeah, Goodreads Guy! I told him politely to take a long walk off a short pier the last time we spoke because I was tired of men wanting me to fulfill a fantasy but not wanting to keep me for something real. His response had been “Noted.”
And then out of nowhere, I get just a simple “Hi.” I’m not sure if he thinks I’ve changed my mind, or if he’s realized that maybe he’s interested in something more, unlikely though that is, since he’s in Philadelphia and I’m in Texas…
I don’t know. It would be nice to have someone who actually loved me for me, and not just for the fantasy that they would like me to fulfill part time.
But, I don’t have time to look for that at the moment. Right now I’m writing and teaching, and getting my finances in order.
Speaking of, the bank fixed their mistake. Hallelujah for that!!
So my week has been full of some pretty big highs, and things are still looking positive for the most part. Seems the only thing missing is that love element, but I’ve gone so long without that, why should I need that now?
Besides, my students love me. A lot. And they will forever be more important than any man could ever be.
Hope your week was as good as (or better than) mine! See you around the Weekly Rewind!
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