In my profile, I mention that I work outside the home. My job, as an assistant principal at a school I’ll call All-American High, certainly adds to the “balance” issues I allude to in the profile as well. Last week, we had one of those beautiful moments in the education profession known as a snow day. Actually, we had two of them. I was awakened at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday by my boss calling me to “start the phone tree” to alert our staff that they could go back to bed. You can not imagine how happy people can sound when they’ve just been called at 5:30 a.m. until you’ve told them they don’t have to show up for work.
I spent Thursday and Friday enjoying my “found time” and got lots of reading done and completed Christmas card writing, online shopping, and decorating. I was relaxed. I was happy.
Cue today. Unfortunately, no one came in to do any of my work while I was away. My desk still is piled high, and now everyone is trying to reschedule all the stuff that was previously scheduled for last week. Add to that, All-American High is still playing football. We were initially supposed to play on Saturday night. The game was moved to Tuesday because the field at the university where the game is to be played could not be cleared and ready by Saturday after the snow storm. Today, we got notice that numerous pipes froze and broke at said stadium, and now, the game will be played Friday night. This, of course, came after I had made arrangements for all our activities scheduled for Tuesday night to be rescheduled and for our pep assembly (can’t have a playoff game without one!) to be moved as well.
Did I mention that Gym Girl has a gymnastics meet out-of-state on Friday, and that I had planned to take Friday off from work and go with her? Adventure Guy and I are now juggling schedules and calling in favors to see who can cover which activities. Ah, the fun continues!