Thursday, February 05, 2009

The Drum

Yesterday at faculty meeting, Shannon and I were awarded the African drum that our faculty passes to each other every 2 weeks. It's an Attaboy Award we give to each other. I was very surprised I got it especially since I had just sent out an e-mail about people unlocking the door to my office in the morning before I get there and leaving it unlocked, the door opened with the lights on (yes, several morning we have had people coming in, unlocking the locked doors and leaving our office open before we get there). I wasn't too happy about the intrusion and I'm glad that I didn't say what I really had wanted to say in the e-mail which was, "How would you like it if I walked into your locked house because I had the master key and left your front door open with all of the lights on? It was such a violation of privacy. Anyways, it was nice to get the drum. We will be giving it back in two Wednesdays to a teacher and we want to give it to someone who never gets kudos. We are between two people right now. It's a hard decision.

I am finally getting better. I have been sick this whole week since Asian Festival. Poor Hope hasn't had a walk since Sunday. You know I'm sick when I don't eat lunch on enchilada day at school.

I just finished my taxes, yuck. I am getting a refund but less than last year. But, it's better than nothing, especially with the economy. Things are getting tight at my school district. There is a good chance I won't be going to TLA this year and our librarian meetings now will be beginning after school instead of at 2. I hate later meetings because of parking and it tends to go way over. Honestly, I think some of the meetings could be held via e-mail. We are so busy lately.

I haven't read anything about any rumors lately. It seems to be quiet. I hope that the next batch is bigger and better. One of my kiddos was doing a current event project on China and it was talking about how so many of the factories were closing and many of the migrant workers are now having to return to the rural areas. It said something like 20 million were affected. I wonder if this will impact the wait at all?