Today I discovered that when the schedule changes unexpectedly, after school is under way, the day can quickly go pear-shaped. Well, that implies bad, and while today wasn’t bad, it was…unpredictable. At least the power didn’t go out.
I lost count of how many times I had to walk down the stairs to the junior high wing to deliver messages. Half a dozen? More? My favorite was when I walked into my office and Kathy said “Don’t sit down.” She had 2 more messages for me to take downstairs. Where I had just come from…
The most important thing that happened today, though, was that I ran for 20 minutes straight. At around the 8 minute mark, I started feeling like maybe I was going to have to quit, but I told myself I had to at least make it to 10 minutes. I did slow down a bit, and that felt better, and then the next time I looked at the clock (I try to purposely NOT watch the clock, either on the treadmill, or on my iPod, so I stare off into the distance (which isn’t that far, so I’m really staring at the cement wall…)), that clock said it had been 11 minutes of running, so I figured that I might as well keep going and see how far I could get without having to stop. I made it all the way to 20!!
The day is now catching up with me, I’d better go get horizontal before I crash.
Lizzy Hentze says
From someone who was a primary school secretary for 3 years, I can tell you that there are often days like that! But it does make for interesting and fast moving workdays, and the children are generally delightful!
So how many times have you seen the boys around school?
Cheryl L says
As a former secretary in a 5th/6th building, for seven years, here is my only piece of advice. (I regret I did not do it myself.). Start now……journaling all the crazy, weird, unbelievable things that happen and things people will say…..all the creative excuses you will hear, etc. Some (lots) of it you could never make up! There are so many things that happened when I was there that I don’t remember until former co-workers say “remember when…..” That’s when I say “I wish I’d written all these down!”