ran out to the doctor's office this morning during my 2nd, 3rd hour planning period. got there at 9:46, waited to get called back at 9:10am, then sat in a room until 9:45am when I saw the doctor for about 8 minutes. but who's counting?.. .ha
I got 3 prescrips, a zpac of antibiotics, some steroid pills, and a nasal spray. doc said it was a sinus infection etc etc...
ahhh so made it back to school, taught a class, had lunch, took the pills, now home tonight ready to rest up and hopefully sleep a lot better than all this week. I didn't sleep too well this week, was up at 12 or 1 or 2 going to the bathroom coughing blowing my nose, was up an hour or so before the alarm goes off at 5:30am etc.. whoah. glad this week is over with, I probably just should have gone to see the doc a lot sooner but I kept thinking it would just sleep off.
class last night went wonderfully, I was up in front taking questions and giving tons of examples of what sort of sources you can cite from a work of literature, and just teaching away, but it SUCKED 'cause I was sort of whisper yelling scratchy voiced and asking a girl in front to repeat important stuff I was saying. I had the class read everything from the book and handout though of course. went well enough.
I can't wait to have my voice back and really jump on some kids in class next week who were hard to manage this week. I mean overall they were all jsut fine, I'm just talking about the encourageble kids that need a little shaping up.
I am really excited for only 2 days of school next week. should go quite fast. I plan to bring a few boxes with me Tuesday , and after school I am going to sneak them into the office and decorate it all up for CHristmas as a surprise for when everyone returns. If you can picture down a hallway two classroom doorways on the left, and the first room is huge, and the second one is about a third deep but same in width. well those two rooms are our ESL classrooms and behind the smaller room is an office with doorways into each room. all my stuff is in there since I don't have a room. I've been getting it all cleaned up and organized and streamlined this week. my desk, the table in the middle of the room, boxes everywhere shelves etc..
I heard this thing on the radio last night about the movie "Sideways" and how the guy made the movie because it was a relationship between two buds, one a very sensual guy, and the other a very internalizing type guy. .. then I started thinking, which one am I. I think definitely the internalizing guy, I probably think way too much about what everything means or could mean or should mean etc etc... and I've never been the guy who just says, let's do it, bam. ok what's next? ha ha. does that make sense? Every now and then in life I catch someone looking at me and I'll think, does he know about my blog? ha ha, I mean rarely, but this one guy at a meeting yesterday, this younger new teacher was sort of catching my eye and smirking at my expressions about the meeting, well anyway, I caught myself thinking, does he know??? so random. Speaking of school jobs, did you see the school from OK on the news where the girls got locked into an elevator shaft? They had the maintenance inspected in two years. It was the bottom level doorway that you step down into when the elevator is in use above that floor. The door SHOULD automatically lock when the elevator is not on that floor, right? so these 4 girls walk inside and the last one shuts the door behind her ( hadn't they read Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe?!?!!? about how Edmund foolishly shuts the wardrobe behind him and Lucy had sense to leave it slightly open!?!?!.. ha ) anyway, they got locked in and next thing they know the elevator is coming down. luckily one of the girls had a steel toed boot and she wedged in between the floor and machine as it came down about to crush them. OUCH for the millions of dollars in lawsuits that school is up against... I mean the girls had no right wondering around and opening doors forbidden to students, however school negligence safety etc... SUperintendent already aplogized and took full blame. I just hope it doesn't get too ugly. ok back to grading papers, so far topics are as such: Euthanasia, Hunting, Obey your govt-or not, discrimination, prayer in schools, Violent cartoons or not, animal testing, etc..