Wow! This has been a strange and crazy week. So much has happened. My brother and I were pushed to get my parents’ house cleaned out including the little apartment/workshop out back and the two sheds, all before March 22. My agenda next week was to work there all week to finish removing the contents and paint. Unfortunately, the sale of the buyer’s current house fell through, so we aren’t as pushed anymore. Also, I only thought my roof was finished. I was wrong. I called because they haven’t cleaned up the mess of shingles in my yard and driveway. Their steps are still on the roof WEEKS later. I’ve already called for answers as to why, so my next step is calling to report them next week. Grrrr… Work was crazy busy this week, too, but I made it through to the exceptional Friday that is today. Oh, yes, I said exceptional, and it’s a big high five. This isn’t just any Friday; it’s the last day before…
- Two words: SPRING BREAK! The students’ last day was yesterday, and I have a system-wide in-service today. Our lovely interim superintendent (oh, how I wish we could keep him) emailed earlier in the week to say that we can start our spring break a little early. My in-service will end at 11:30 this morning instead of this afternoon. Let’s hear it for great bosses who manage like a boss!
- My book club met this week at Chop House for dinner. I always love it when we meet at a
restaurant because I can always take home leftovers for the next night. I had a special kind of time with good conversation, good company, and the sharing of great books.
- Like I said above, the sale of my parents’ house fell through (temporarily), but that means I’m not so pushed to have everything out immediately. I can actually enjoy a few days of my spring break to relax and read. I’m sort of in the spring cleaning mood for my own house and if the mood sticks around, it will be a double high five next week – reading time and a deep-cleaned house.
- Last night was Parent Night at my work, and the students in the chorus did a remarkable job at singing Tim McGraw’s Humble and Kind. My school has a theme each year to motivate staff and students to take on a good deed project. This year’s theme is Always Stay Humble and Kind. They rocked it this year collecting money and items for the Gatlinburg fire victims, local charities, and helping underprivileged peers.
- My copy of Dead Letters came in the mail along with The Stranger in the Woods! I’ve been waiting on them and requested early delivery from BotM club, which is pretty speedy, and they’re here. I also received notice this morning that an audiobook I placed on hold at the library, The Devil Crept In, was loaned to me. It’s been a book-lucky week for me.