Today was our first day of inservice/professional development. I got up about 4:45 when John came in the bedroom to give me bye kiss. Why so early you ask. Well, I honestly like getting to work EARLY because everything is still nice and quiet. I can focus on what I need to do for that day. I get my PowerPoint presentations loaded up and ready, and I make sure I have all of the copies that I need.
But Trina, you didn't have students today. So why get up that early today??? I figure that I'm going to be doing it next week so I might as well go ahead this week and start getting in the groove. So I was up, ready, and at school by 6:20, and we didn't have to be there until 8:00. And yes, I did get some things done.
We had Billy Coleman, a former teacher and coach at Ben Russell, give our convocation message. As he began talking, I realized that he and I have TONS in common, so afterward, I introduced myself to him. His first teaching job was at BRHS, and even though that wasn't my first "true" teaching assignment, the semester I spent at T. W. Martin didn't feel like a teaching assignment as much as it did a baby-sitting service. In addition to teaching and coaching at BRHS, he also worked at Dora High School, which is in Walker Co., where I'm originally from. He went from Dora to Brewer High School in Morgan Co., where John is originally from and one of my cousins went to school at Brewer. Billy is currently in the running for superintendent for the Cullman Co. system, and even though our lake place is officially in Winston Co., our address is Logan (Cullman Co.) and we have a Cullman phone number. When I introduced myself, I told him that when he wins the superintendent's job, I'd love for him to hire me. Hey...I'll do WHATEVER it takes to move to the lake. LOL
Once the system-wide meeting was over, the rest of my day was really easy. I had no meetings to go to, so I got everything else done for Monday. Of course, I keep going through my mind trying to think of anything I may have forgotten. I'll do this constantly between now and Monday morning!
Even though I wasn't on my feet ALL day long, my feet and legs are aching so badly tonight. That's why I ask if I can do this--the start of a new school year--again. The older I get, the harder it gets and the longer it takes me to get over it. Thank goodness I can see the light. I may not be able to afford to retire in 7 1/2 years, but that is my goal.
I need to get through this year, though. I've already got one day down. Only 186 to go. :)
Have a GREAT day!
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