It was a very trying day. I have battled to be heard all day long, with this sick (but sexy) voice. My sweet little class was absolutely nuts today-could it be that they were kicking me when I was down? Also found out that I get an extra student tomorrow. Oh and apparently, I am not allowed to complain, because I don't have 30 kids, or 27, or 24. I should be happy. Yeah well, I get it. I get that lots of teachers have it worse than me. I understand, but I should be allowed to complain as well. This is a very challenging, different school year, thanks to our governator, who seems hell bent on destroying CA educational system. What does he care? His kids go to private school. My gripe is not that I will have an extra student. I'm sure she'll be just as sweet as the others, and I will take good care of her. My gripe is the manner in which it all transpires, at the District Office. They just cave, and it's the teachers that deal with the fallout. In this case, supplies. I don't have enough TEXT BOOKS for this child, and do you know how long it will take to get what I need? I need the books tomorrow, when she arrives, but the district doesn't think about that. They just think about getting the angry parent out of their office. I will have to jump through hoops, make lots of phone calls, send emails, and come across as a big bitch, just to get this little thing the books she requires. Oh and when will I do all of this? On my own time as, oh yeah, I don't have any prep time. Big breath. Ok, I feel better now, sort of. Sorry. I am grumpy.
As if the day didn't suck enough, I came home to this. Don't you hate when the bulbs go out? They make a hissing noise first, and you know they are going to go, but you don't know when. I blink and blink and blink, in anticipation of the noise and possible light flash. Or even worse, you turn the switch off, and then when you turn it back on, it pops. Scares the living daylights out of me every time.
On a good note, I finished my bee! She's kinda cute. I don't like how her face puckered, and I drew on her face cuz I was too lazy to embroider it.
Word of the Day: Bitch. See above.