If you ever visit Pennsylvania (I know some of you have!), I would recommend Lititz- there is a lot of history and best of all, chocolate! Wilbur Chocolate is located there!
Today, I am off to the Pennsylvania Farm Show! I took a personal day from school. It was a very difficult week, so I am really looking forward to it. But here is the kicker, sometimes it is easier to just go to school. Why? Because sub plans take so long to write!!!!
I am a details person. I remember my days as a sub coming in to a teacher who had sketchy plans with no direction how to find things! Granted, I was a new teacher, fresh out of college, yearning for a classroom of my own (that is a story for another day...). But, those experiences taught me a lot. Or, it is a type A personality that lies dormant until I need a sub. BUT TRULY! They are not forcing a teacher to teach exactly like me, but to have the information they need to feel confident. Experienced teachers who sub, don't need it so they can ignore it. But, anyhoo...
Last night, I was cruising along, typing up my 4 page plans (Yup. One page in my planner = 4 pages for a sub. Ooops.) I go to save and... "Microsoft Word is not responding..." Uh-oh. I will give it some time to come up with a response, and it better be to save. Okay, well, I will tweak my vocabulary test on Publisher. I go to save, "Microsoft Publisher is not responding..." Okay, little annoyed here.
I force a close, and try to bring it up again (keeping in mind, each restart = retweak)- "Microsoft Publisher is not responding..." Er... Well, I do this 3 times. At that point, I was ready with a response for it- "Stupid Computer, I hate you!" Since I was alone at school, I yelled this out loud. The computer paid no mind to me. It still sat, unresponsive. And my plans? Well, they didn't recover either. So after multiple phone calls to my husband, the last of which were crying, I started over. I left school around 10 pm after many tears of lament, and the words, "Stupid computer!" said quite frequently.
Let me also say, at night, all of the classroom critters do weird things. I don't know what the rat in 4th grade was doing, but I think he was having a party over there. I would not be surprised to go over there and see a disco light going...
Well, thank you for letting me rant... On with the show...
|They were offering horse-drawn wagon rides! The horses had sleigh bells in them! Sometimes a brass band playing Christmas Carrolls rode in it!|
|Mom before realizing I took her picture.|
|Mom after realizing I took her picture. I think she is so cute! She is smiling, but I did get scolded... Hee heee....|
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