Well, not literally. I heard this phrase somewhere. I think it is something like raining on your parade. Well, after the kind of day I have had...someone did more than pee in my cheerios...they took a big ol' dump in them!
First, I had to get up and wrap Josh's birthday presents AND type a letter of support for work. Let's just say that I do not have extra time built into my mornings to allow for this kind of extra stuff. That, along with the cold that smacks you inthe face when you leave the house does not make for a good beginning to the day. I did not have time to pack my lunch....keep this in mind. It is important later.
Next, I get to school and get started with my day. At 9:30, I am told that have to prepare paperwork for a 3:20 meeting...ACK! My class leaves at 11:10, I have a staff meeting at 11:20-11:30, a 30 minute lunch, then the next class arrives. Add an itinerant student on top of that, and you get no time to complete the paperwork! Remember that lunch I didn't pack? Well, that means I have to come up with something else. So, I tell my student teacher to skip the staff meeting to go get my lunch. I scarfed down a cheeseburger while going through files to prepare the paperwork.
So, I sit down to complete the paperwork. The laptop computer that my co-teacher and I have the share (which is a whole different gripe all together) is not working, so I track down a computer in the library to use. When I try to log into the file I need, someone else is on it. So, I have no time, and no access to complete the paperwork. I was so frustrated since everyone else had weeks to prepare their paperwork, and since they left it till the last minute and I couldn't get it done.
So, we have the meeting. It lasts almost 2 hours, which brings us to 5:20 p.m. Tonight is when we have been planning to go out to celebrate Josh's birthday, since I have class on his actual birthday. So, now I am running late, stressed out, and pissed off.
As I am getting my papers ready to leave the meeting, I extend one more pleasantry to the mother of the little girl we were meeting about. She says, "Some of her therapists have told me about you....they say you're the best teacher around." She just ruined a perfectly pissy mood, LOL!
Then, I pick up the boys at school and run into both of their teachers, who confirm that my boys are pretty cool kids. We went to Steak and Shake for dinner then came home to open presents. Josh loved his gifts and was too cute when he would say "sweeeeeeet" after he opened each one.
So, I guess now that I have finished my homework and paperwork for school, I will have to suck it up and admit that all in all, it wasn't such a bad day after all!