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March 8th, 2013 at 07:48 pm

It's been a long busy week. Some of it quite stressful and frustrating, and some not.

I went to ABQ Wednesday evening so I could attend the Judy Freeman seminar the next day. I had to rush all the way there so I could get on the computer at the hotel by 6 p.m. when the 2 1/2 webinar started for my class. It had been changed to Google Hangouts on Tuesday. Guess what? The hotel computer did not have the plugin for Google Hangouts, and it wouldn't let me install it. My iPad's Google Hangout app also would not let me join the current session - it had an old invite and would not update.

So ... I sat there at the computer for 2 1/2 hours staring at the chat box (aka backchannel) trying to follow what was going on.

...Can you say that I am SO ready for this class to be over???

The seminar was awesome, as expected. Smile I came away with a long list of books that I'd like to order ... however I don't think that's going to happen.

Today was our inservice day. I got a phone call from the person who writes the checks at the mission telling me she'd gotten an invoice from Sch)lastic. Ooops. I'd forgotten to hand in that purchase order ... from December. In the process of hunting for it I found another purchase order that for whatever reason also had not been handed in (both were already approved.) I have NO IDEA why I hadn't turned it in - and neither did my assistant.

So, yeah. I have the feeling whatever books I purchase the rest of the year will be from Amazon Gift Cards.

I'm still having trouble with the pains in my legs - kind of like electric impulses or stings. Not as bad as that one night where I couldn't sleep at all, but they're still definitely happening. I'd planned on making a doctor and dentist appointment today for Spring Break, but I barely got to even 10% of the things I needed to do - thanks to multiple people asking for help on various things. Totally don't mind it - because I do want to be a help to the teachers/staff ... but it just makes me remember ... "All you do is re-shelve books, right?" If only.

Maybe I'll have time on Tuesday to call and make the appointments ...

Something funny. Yesterday was payday. We are supposed to pick up our check stubs and sign that we got them by the end of the day Thursday. This afternoon the 8th grade teacher/LA teacher was in the library (I'd called her to tell her that we'd had a cassette tape donated of Poe's writings being read - she was excited.) Both of us had completely forgotten that the day before was payday - the art teacher was in the computer lab finishing her grades. She was so surprised that we'd both forgotten. Smile As the 8th grade teacher and I walked to the office to get our stubs, we both talked about why we really didn't get all that excited about payday. It was kind of nice .. I think she'd be a good contributor here .. although I think she just doesn't think about money that much at all - other than knowing how to not spend above her means.

4 Responses to “Checking In”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    8~O Did someone really think all you do is re-shelve books?!

  2. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I am glad you are getting in to see the doctor for those little zaps and zings you are feeling in your legs. Most likely its nothing, but always good to be sure. It is a nice feeling to not have to stress for each upcoming payday. living paycheck to paycheck is so much more stressful. {hugs, friend!}

  3. Looking Forward Says:

    The class will be over soon. ((hugs))

  4. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Joan - yep, a fellow specials teacher around a month ago or so made that comment to me when I'd mentioned to another teacher (a conversation this particular teacher wasn't even a part of) that I'd forced myself to come in that day because of some reason or other (can't remember now.) That's when the uninvited conversant piped in with that comment prefaced with .. It can't be all that stressful, all you do is re-shevle books all day, right? Seems like that''d be a great stress reliever.

    Thanks Ray. Yep, I am glad to not live paycheck to paycheck. I feel bad for my co-workers who look forward to payday so much - just because it means they now have grocery money.

    Thanks LF, I cannot wait!

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