Today is Monday & I don't have to go to work!
Yesterday, we went to visit our youngest son & I didn't worry about what time we got home because I didn't have to get up early.
My DIL called to see if I could pick up my granddaughter because her mom is filling in for her at work while she gets her hair cut.
This is huge because when Nona was born, my son told me that I could keep her when I wasn't working. DIL's mother keeps her M-F.
Fall break came & as I suspected, it didn't happen. There was weeping, wailing, & much hurt.
I was accused by her mother of causing a divorce because of the "tension" I was creating.
Horrible! Very painful.
A year later, I get called to babysit for the first time. If I was at work, I would miss this opportunity.
A friend has a time share in Key West & we are going for the week of Labor Day. I've never been, so why not?
Time to get myself into a routine of exercise, maybe even try the C25K.
More time to cook healthy & stay away from take out & fast food & spend less money.
Looking into possibilities of changing professions- there are jobs out there that I didn't know about.
I think I have figured out why I wasn't rehired. That kind of thing worries me- I need to understand so I can accept it.
In January, the school started the Apple 1 to 1 laptop program. I was put in charge of passing them out & taking them up. It was very stressful, I had to spend a lot of time out of the library, running all over the school, & I resented it.
I got an attitude & one morning I called in sick & no one knew what to do. That was the point, I wanted her to see what it was like.
She changed the procedure so that students came to me, but I had signed my death warrant.
The principal was angry & it all went downhill from there. She expects teachers to be automatons with no right to question "the administration." She gave me my formative feedback at the same time I got my sumative.
She mentioned some odds & ends, then she said, "Do I have to micromanage you? Because if I do, you will be miserable." Ironically, most of the teachers are.
No worries- I wasn't rehired. To keep my job I should have cheerfully followed orders & kept my attitude to myself.
Why didn't I? At the time, I didn't realize what a big deal it was or that I wouldn't find a job before the new school year.