Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Early Morning Blues

This has to be a quick post because I have to pick Valerie up and go to work in just a few minutes. But I have to get this off my chest. Yesterday, I was feeling good about getting my brand new room in order--only missing a teacher desk, or so I thought, I was so much better off than many other teachers on my campus. Suddenly, I looked around my room for the boxes of paperbacks--almost all of my AP English literature novels--and discovered that too big boxes of books were missing. These are books that I issue to students from the beginning of school. I don't know what I will do if these boxes are not found soon. It will cause me to change my whole AP curriculum, and I'm just not sure I can handle that this year. I have been awake since 4:30a.m. worrying about this.

I have to stop now. It's time to go pick up Valeria and go to work and try to cope. Send me some good coping vibes, and wish me luck.


SassyFemme said...

Hang tight, it might still show up. From what you guys have written, you've had construction and moves. Things always get lost when that happens, and they're usually in another part of the building with someone else's stuff. If you don't already have a "LOST" section in your teacher's lounge or mailbox area, put a sign up.

Valerie said...

LOL. If only we had a true teachers lounge.

Sorry, Sassy, I had to say it.

Kim, if your books don't show up, you should just go with your plan B and show movies all year. I mean, who wants to read anyway? ;-)

By the way, this is the second time in some weeks that you've called me Valeria? Are you saying my name isn't exotic enough as is? ;-)

I have no idea how I am able to muster these statements this evening, except that eating works miracles.

Kim said...

Since we don't have a teachers' lounge, maybe I'll start an email chain about what's missing. I'm sure our administration would love that. :-)

When was the other time that I called you Valeria? Excuse my typing error--of course, this morning, I was trying to type quickly so we wouldn't miss that free breakfast. :-)