So I just got home from my second professional development day in a row. I am so lazy! There was really nothing structured at all today, and so of course, I barely got anything accomplished. First of all, one thing I did not mention last night was that after I came home with a buzz around 11:30pm , I still had not finished my grade “bubble” sheets which were technically due yesterday at 3:30pm. I know I should have done them Wednesday when we had the day off or even last night, but I figured that there wasn’t much I had to so I would do it this morning. So even though I was up drinking and didn’t go to bed until around 12:30/1:00am, I got up around 6am and got in the shower. I actually have some breakfast food at home (impressive for me) but I still left the house to grab something from starbucks because I was too weirded out that my roommate’s mom and sister were trying to sleep on the couches. I know that I’m being completely crazy, but I am crazy, so what can I say. So instead of eating some cereal, having juice and tea at home, I drove to starbucks and spent $6 on an americano (or whatever its called) and 2 croissants (as if one wasn’t enough). Sometimes I know I’m doing things that are so ridiculous, but I just can’t help it.
So I make it school early; my car is one of the first in the parking lot. This is actually completely normal for me, just not on pd days. My plan was to get up to my room, set up my laptop, get on the website engrade that I have been using for my grades, finishing bubbling in the grades and hand them in asap. Well here is when Murphy’s Law comes to bite me in the ass. You know the law, whatever can go wrong, will go wrong? Well it did and it always does. I turned on my computer, and guess what? No internet. Of course. So I was in school at probably 7:30am twittling my thumbs. Last quarter engrade was completely down the couple days I was working on my bubble sheets and I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. And here I am again, at the end of the quarter, unable to access my grades. Ugh. Fortunately, my administrator wasn’t about to come after me because he needs the internet to use the program to scan and process all the grade sheets. So I wasn’t in trouble… just tired and unmotivated to do any other work.
Well, the internet did come back on and I got my grades done. The remember of the day I really did waste away. Between drinking last night, drinking a coffee this morning, and drinking a full nalgene of water, I had to go to the bathroom about every 30 minutes, which was a major distraction. I always managed to distract my friend who teaches down the hall from me for at least 2/3 of the day. I just could NOT get motivated. But I did relearn some statistics, including some applications of normal distribution and binomial distribution while some of my colleagues worked on problems they are doing for a class. FUN I really love learning math, and I don’t care what a nerd that makes me.
I think the highlight of my day so far was that when I went to subway, I convinced the person waiting on me to toast my tuna sub with the tuna and cheese on it, making it a tuna melt. Yum. Although I have to admit I now feel a little sick from it. So now I’m home and about to get ready for some restorative yoga.
I’m planning to do some painting tonight. I took photos of some of my artwork from the two sketchpads that took me from high school to grad school . There is an example below, but the whole collection can be found at www.flickr.com/carleigh_samson