Wednesday, January 24, 2007

2 Stars and A Run for my Sanity

Yesterday was a no good, very bad day.

I woke up late. Then, couldn't find my keys. Called Matt freaking out and forgot that we had made spares (he calmly, as usual, reminded me of this, since I *might* have done this before). Then I got to school early for a Model UN meeting and a bunch of the kids I really needed there WEREN'T there. We also found out Monday we were accidentally $1,600 in the hole for our trip to Yale TOMORROW. I had nightmares that angry parents would be in my room wanting to tar and feather me for our clerical error in payments.

My kids sort of drove me nuts yesterday, but it was probably not as bad as I thought...I was just in a bad mood.

Decided I NEEDED a Northern Lite Latte (Chocolate Raspberry) and couldn't get my car to start in the parking lot. Said some inappropriate words. Got car to start. Got Latte.

Read horoscope at Caribou, 'cuz they always print it out. Usually I don't look twice, because it NEVER says I have anything but a 4 or 5 star day. Blah blah blah.

Yesterday's horoscope? 2 star day. Something to the effects of, "It's not your day. Stay at the mast of the ship. Tonight: don't even think about missing it."

Well then. I guess that's the way it's gonna be. Not missing my Second Sole run last night, apparently!

Had a great run, 6.3 miles, with my buddies in the snow. Packing? Still haven't started. But, the sub lesson plans are in, we coughed up the money in time, I almost have all 3 emergency medical forms/liability forms per kid, I did 5 lecture/discussions today so I don't have much of a voice but felt like they actually learned--yahoo--and tomorrow morning at 5am I'll be hitting the very, very long road to New Haven, Connecticut with 19 students.

I'm going to pack. And then, Bible study at my place. And then, a 9pm run, because I know it will calm me down.

And I will even, hopefully, get to meet up with Cara from InTransit this weekend! So that rocks.

It'll all be worth it in the end....right? No, it will. I know it will. It's just a little crazy getting TO the bus. Once we're on it, it's all good. I'm not very excited about the prospect of arriving back at 2am Sunday night and then teaching all week.

BUT--their memories will always be with them, and I get to see that. That should suffice for sleep for a few days.

Wish me luck! :)

19 comments:

E-Speed said...

hope you have a good trip! try to relax and enjoy it!

Pharmie said...

Good luck! You're right. Those kids will remember this probably forever, and you'll be part of that memory as the COOLEST teacher EVAH!

Triteacher said...

Whoo - you are in for it! We have a 3-day camp at the end of the year that I'm already doing mental prep for. There the best 3 days of the year, but INTENSE. Enjoy the bonding. :)

Susan Oseen said...

Good luck, girl!! You deserve it!!

Robin said...

This reminds me of that Mary Chapin Carpenter song "I feel lucky". Glad you got your latte and a good run, have a terrific trip!

Wendy said...

Luck!

JenC said...

Good luck and enjoy your trip!

Wes said...

Have a great time, Sara! Nothing like a little pre-trip stress to make the bus ride relaxing.

teacherwoman said...

Good luck! Have fun on your trip!!

Laurie said...

Stress is fun, isn't it?

Have a great trip.

Cliff said...

BUSY!!

Kim said...

are you guys DRIVING to CT? my goodness gracious lady, you have some patience! CT is a great state, albeit it is home to some of the popped collared kids you read about :) have a great safe trip! hopefully it will be 5 stars!

Lana said...

You are an AMAZING teacher. Hope you have fun on your trip!!

Oh yeah, and if you ever think you wanna move to Tennessee, I can hook you up with a job...my Dad has taught here for over 30 years.

RunBubbaRun said...

Hope chewbacca (the car) is okay. A road trip with a bunch of kids. Oh lord, try to keep sane the whole trip.

Be safe.

Lloyd said...

I'll always remember my HS band trips. Like they were yesterday. None of the good storys involve the teach. :) It's all good.

Enjoy, Mrs. Z.

Andy said...

Wow,

You really packed it all in! I hope that you have a good trip! Let us know how it goes. Do you know if you will be able to get any workouts in? Or do you care
:-)

Murtha...

TryAthlete said...

Thanks for your comments and advice. Have a great trip!

jbmmommy said...

I'm sorry I didn't know you were going to be in New Haven- only half an hour from me! If you're ever headed back in this direction and you'd be interested in meeting up for a slice of pizza at Peppy's, let me know.

I hope your trip went well. Sorry it's going to be rough on you coming back so late, it's going to be a life long memory for those kids, though. What a great teacher you are.

Siren said...

Yale!? That's WAY cooler than where we went for Model UN. Milwaukee one year aaaaand... the other year, some place in Ohio I think?

Hard to remember, what with Ohio being so boring and all ; )