My grandma loved her e-mail. She didn't understand a damned thing about her computer, but she loved being able to send e-mail to all her friends and loved ones. It was especially a blessing when her hearing got so bad that trying to have a phone conversation with her pretty much made you want to slit your wrists. With e-mail, she didn't have to feel bad about not hearing, and the person on the other end didn't have to yell. Anyway, she used to send this mass e-mail to all the friends and relatives. They were her "Weekly Updates." Just newsy, not all that interesting, but they let people know what she'd been up to.
I was thinking that without her around, I'm going to have to make more of an effort to stay in touch with the family. She was always the glue that kind of held us all together. So, in an effort to do that, I'll have some posts labeled "Weekly Updates." I doubt they'll actually be up weekly, but it's the spirit of the thing, right? I'll send a mass e-mail to everyone about my blog, and they can check it out here if they're interested in the details of all that is my life. So here goes my first little tribute in Grandma's honor... the first Weekly Update...
Weather was the biggie this week. It made teaching interesting, that's for sure. We had a late start Monday, an early out on Tuesday, no school on Wednesday, and a late start again on Thursday. We finally managed to have a complete day of school on Friday. You'd think the week would go quickly like this, but I swear it felt longer than normal.
We canceled Delta Kappa Gamma for Tuesday night. In a way, I was glad because we were supposed to have it out at Sunnybrook. They have a nice area to meet at the end of the blue hallway, and we've done that once before. But, I just really didn't love the idea of having to go past Grandma's room with someone else inside living there now. That might seem weird, but it was kind of freaking me out. I think I'm dealing with things really well, but I wasn't looking forward to that. Maybe she took care of things for me, or at least put in a word with the big guy. ;) If we don't make the meeting up, I only have one meeting left as Co-President! I have learned a lot from the experience, but I'll be glad to see the end of this 4 years.
I canceled church choir on Wednesday night, but that didn't matter too much since we didn't sing today. FACT (Fairfield Area Community Theatre) board met on Thursday night. We're doing Annie for our summer show, and I think I'll audition. I haven't done a FACT show in a couple of years, and I would love love love to play Miss Hannigan. We'll see what happens.
Friday after school was book club. We have several heavy selections on the book list for this year, so I decided that we needed a light, funny book to balance it out. I chose Garrison Keillor's Lake Woebegone Days. I always enjoy listening to Garrison Keillor, and I loved seeing him when he was at the State Fair... BUT... the book was about the most boring thing I've ever tried to read in my entire life. UGH! I abandoned it, and I can't remember the last time I abandoned a book. Plus, I NEVER abandon a book club book! It was unbearable. Everyone in discussion agreed. We came to the conclusion that Garrison Keillor's gift comes in the storytelling... not the writing. Blech! Next month's book is The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. I've already finished it. Not the best thing I ever read in my life, but interesting. And a much faster read than this month's... that's for sure! I think we'll have a good discussion on it.
On Friday night, I had supper and spent the evening at Jason & Suzanne's. Their kids are 4 & 2 and a lot of fun. It was low key and nice to be with them.
My principal is retiring at the end of this year, and all the interview process is done. They should be announcing the new principal tomorrow, or at least this week. I'm scared/excited/apprehensive/optimistic about having a new boss. It will be interesting to see how our staff reacts to the announcement this week. We will also have a new superintendent next year, so we're really going to have a lot of adjusting to do. I don't know if they've interviewed for that job yet, but I'm probably more nervous about that than having a new principal. The whole tone of the district changes with a new superintendent. I must be getting old, because I like change less and less! I just have to remind myself to be positive and open-minded. I usually am, but reminders never hurt!
Hope everyone else had a great week too. Feel free to leave comments, and we'll see you back here soon...