My day off included…
- arriving at work at seven to write instructions for the sub, print class rosters, and make enough copies of the classwork; and
- creating replacement ballots for nominations for the homecoming court; and
- making appointments to discuss extended essays with the IB seniors; and
- attending an eight o’clock meeting about the soccer team; and
- going to the dentist for a deep cleaning (there wasn’t that much blood); and
- returning to work by eleven thirty so I could tell the GOPO class that I moved the test date; and
- giving six makeup tests; and
- looking all over campus for the sixteen faculty and staff members who hadn’t cast a vote for this year’s Teacher of the Year; and
- tabulating said ballots and passing the results to the administrators; and
- emptying and moving a filing cabinet to another classroom; and
- rearranging the closet in my classroom; and
- grading homework, scanning scantrons, entering grades into the computer; and
- holding a Chess Club meeting until 4:15.
But I did not spend even one second worrying about proper punctuation in lists. No way– not on my day off.
I also ate an 18-ounce ribeye, medium rare.