Monday, April 09, 2007

Returning to a Cold Reality

Happy Keester!

Ok, I know I’m a day late, but the picture is just too cute not to share.

I think my mind is frozen….literally. Here in the Deep South we’re in the Deep Freeze. There was no Easter bonnet for me…..only ear muffs.

Many thanks to Dear Sister for the picture seen here…she sent it in an email that greeted me as I returned to reality…er….school…this morning.

The cold front hit the beach last Wednesday so it was muy, muy frio at Gulfshores. I was unable to sit on the beach in my lovely beachchair and write. I was severely disappointed, but the alternative to not being at the cold beach was being in cold Atlanta where I would be faced with cleaning house and lesson planning. Seriously…..which would you choose?

Even with the cold we managed to have a great time wasting quarters at the arcades and go-cart tracks, eating, and exploring. Dear Hubby did a fantastic job securing a lovely condo for us. I really didn’t want to leave…..Soon I’ll write about our day trip across Mobile Bay by ferry, nearly getting caught in a forest fire in Bayou la Batre, and looking over storm damage that remains in Biloxi, Mississippi.

But now I’m back in my reality.

Thank goodness the powers that be in my school system built in another day to Spring Break for a teacher work day. I stumbled into my classroom at 8 a.m. to a room that had had no heat throughout our little cold snap. It finally warmed up at 2 p.m. I had 54 emails (7 from someone named Inga who wants to be my “special friend” and 5 from someone who thinks I need viagra). It’s absolutely amazing at what gets through the filter.

All of a sudden I have several things that must be done within the next two days including meetings, conferences, and midterm grades are due next week.

Don’t even get me started on late bus duty for the next two weeks.

This afternoon we had THE meeting before THE testing starts. It’s not like I didn’t need anything else to get my blood pressure up.

I’ll get back to regular history blogginess tomorrow, but for right now I need to take several deep breaths, remain as flexible as Gumby, and smile, smile, smile.


The Tour Marm said...

Welcome back!

I'm sure you had a blessed Easter and a wonderful time at the beach!

I received those babies from a teacher who will be on my forthcoming trip. The caption was: Happy Keester! (She's a bottom-line person!)

I send Jacquie Lawson ecards out (about 100 of them!) but I was getting tired of bunnies and eggs for Easter, and unfortunately she won't do anything remotely religious; so I opted for one of her 'flower cards' and made up my own sentiment.

You're invited to hop on the bus at Roads Scholars and join us in New York State (where it is a bit colder than Georgia). The site is up for preliminary information.


M-Dawg said...

Sorry to hear you had some icky weather during your much needed vacation.

Welcome back -

MA and Maine has break next week and NH the following week -

TGFB (Thank goodness for breaks)!!!