Monday, January 5, 2009
We've been out of school since Dec. 10 due to the ice storm and the normal holiday break. So it was with some resignation that I went to bed last night, lamenting the end of leisurely mornings and flexible schedules. At the same time, I look forward to catching up with my students, and my colleagues. So, this morning, my alarm didn't go off at 4:50. I suspected that it might not work so I'd set a backup alarm, but I ended up not needing either. I woke up all by myself at 4:15 and watched the last minutes of sleep tick away. As I poured myself my coffee, I got the news -- due to some freezing rain, we're starting the day off with a 2 hour delay! Normally I enjoy those, but I'd prefer to know about them before I was dressed and before the adrenaline started flowing. And this has been the strangest school yeat. Between weather, test schedules, odd holiday placements, election day, etc. we haven't had 2 weeks in a row of uninterrupted school. We haven't gotten a rhythm going and it feels like we're constantly "starting over" or trying to get a routine going. Looks like things aren't going to change anytime soon.