I tried to wake up optimistic today:
It didn’t work terribly well, to be honest; I spent most of my morning shower intermittently cursing like a psychotic at students who, needless to say, were not in the shower with me (left as an exercise to the reader: would it have been better if they were?) and did not walk into the building in anything remotely resembling a good mood.
I dunno. It got better. Today was a big day; one of the things that ensured that I was actually hauling my ass into work despite any number of reasons to not want to was the district walkthrough we had today; hordes of muckety-mucks from downtown that spent the morning roving around and comparing the decorations on the wall to a long, complicated checklist of things that they wanted to see. These types of walkthroughs are always about what’s on the walls, not what’s going on in between them; needless to say, my principal claims that good things were said about me and my classroom at the follow-up meeting he had to go to this afternoon. So, yeah, there’s that.
I am trying to decide if I want to go on a lengthy rant about how ridiculous it is that I have tomorrow off. Don’t get me wrong; despite Monday and today going relatively well, Tuesday and Wednesday were shitty enough to relegate the entire week to insanely shitty status, and that all by itself makes me perfectly happy to have this only be a four-day week. Plus, while both my wife (a state employee) and I have tomorrow off, day care is open. So we get a day together without the boy, which is wonderful. So I’m not complaining, except for the part where I think it’s genuinely insane that everything’s closed. I’ll grant that I’m not super in touch with Christian culture but they don’t even seem to care about Good Friday all that much and it certainly doesn’t have the nearly-secular-by-now status that, say, Christmas has. Easter does, but that’s on a Sunday. Why the hell is this a federal holiday? Today’s Holy Thursday; we don’t have that off. Is Good Friday only specialer because it’s Friday, so everybody figures what the hell? Especially when we’re going to have to be in school until June 15 or whatever because of the snow days?
I’m still gonna enjoy sleeping in; I still haven’t really recovered from the goddamn DC trip. But I’m going to be pissy about it while I’m enjoying it.