Monday, January 13, 2014

Babysitting Today

Babysitting is what I call it when I have to watch classes without the teacher because we don’t have enough substitutes on campus.  Luckily I only had to do it for the last half of the day and the classes were generally good.  Babysitting means that I don’t get anything else done thought.  So it seemed like a mostly wasted day.  Thankfully Matt came today (like he always does on Mondays) and shelved books for me.  I’d never get books back on the shelf it I had to do it myself.  I really wish I had an assistant.  Have I said that before?  The district got rid of assistants right before I took my job.  I guess I don’t know the difference, but I know that I could be far more productive if I had some help.  I sent out a call to elective teachers today that might send me some students to help with the discarded books that have to be marked through. 

Mollie and I did go for our walk today.  I didn’t walk this weekend like I should have.  I was going to go out on Saturday, but I didn’t have enough time after I went to get my inspection sticker and then to the grocery store.  Matt and I headed out to my friend’s birthday party after that.  We had fun and I drank a bit much.  I wasn’t wasted, but nicely buzzed by the time we came home.  On Sunday I just wasn’t feeling up for walking.  I didn’t really have a hangover – I made sure to drink water throughout the night and in the morning, but I just kind of felt blah. 

I’m doing pretty well on my Good Reads Challenge so far.  I pledged to read 52 books this year.  (A book a week), but I’ve already read five.  I should stay ahead when I can because I know there will be long stretches where I don’t have time to do much of anything.  Matt is watching the Spurs and I’m goofing off on the computer.  I think I might play my addictive word game for a bit and then go watch tv upstairs. 


Jan said...

It's always nice to see that someone's life is calm(for them) and going well. Keep walking!

Anonymous said...

Ah, the lack of substitutes, or the lack of GOOD substitutes as is the problem in our big city district. I always preferred a teacher in our department to sit in on my class if I had to be away. Hope you get credit for those subbing jobs. we would get extra time off, or, if at the end of the year we had not used the time, a little extra pay-$35 per period. They really preferred we take the time, though.