Saturday, November 17, 2007

I feel much better today. I picked up my prescription last night on the way home (and left it at the checkout counter so had to go back later...grrr...) and the pharmacist said that most people start feeling better within hours of taking the first dose. I can't remember the name, it's some long blah blah blah name with "myacin" at the end. I wouldn't know how quickly it worked because I was in bed asleep by 8:30 last night. I slept almost 12 hours--guess I was tired.

Yesterday a little bird at school (okay, a tall bird) was sharing how she was being confronted by Capt. Smith about her behavior. Hmmm.. okay, that makes three of us now, by my count. And those are only the ones I know about. And I realized it's all the people at school that are outspoken and ask questions when things aren't clear, because we know half the staff doesn't "get" what you're talking about. Okay-- how smart is it to alienate the leaders in your school--the people who can do the most to make you look good, or the ones who are starting to shut down and leave you hanging out there with very little support? It's going to be an interesting year, that's for certain.

I did something so smart today. And it's only taken me nine years to figure it out. I took all my bookfair change (over $100--mostly in quarters) to the bank and had them drop it in their coin counter and give me bills. Helloooo?? Could you not have pointed this out to me years ago?

Today should be pretty easy going. Going out to lunch with B, probably watching a couple of movies unless we decide to go see "Joseph" down in Littleton, and then lunch at Mac*ronee Grill with the fam tomorrow for my niece's 22nd birthday. She picked a restaurant she likes, and I love, and mostly everyone else in the family doesn't like. I was kind of surprised at her choice, but glad for me!

I think my seester will have a big salad, please.


Laurie said...

OK, so I'm putting some of your hints and emotions together here, and it's looking like M2, aka tall drink of water, is kind of, um, insecure? And dictatorial? And in the last few months gave you a dressing down that was a complete misinterpretation of your motivations? And is increasingly threatened by people with brains?
I thought that the biggest problems were at a larger organizational scale, but it sounds like it's pretty much site-based? No wonder you've been thinking of yourself as a little "off" these last several weeks.

cb said...

Yep--you've pretty much got it down to a "T". It's not been fun, and doesn't look like it's going to be changing anytime soon (or ever).

rr said...

The biggest problems (at least for classroom teachers) are at a larger organizational scale. M2 is trying, like the rest of us, to make sense of it all and make sure the district mandates are being implemented without making his entire staff insane. I don't envy that job. While I've certainly had my fair share of conflicts with him, I don't think he is dictatorial at all. He could be saying, "I don't care if you are stressed or what you think you can handle. The district wants this done so you are going to do it. If that makes you uncomfortable, there are other options out there for you." Some principals are taking that route.

cb said...

I do agree-- not dictatorial at all. I didn't read the reply very carefully before I replied.