My mind reeled with the exhiliration of no teacher responsibilities for a few days. I started mentally listing all I was going to accomplish in these first few hours of freedom. Pick up last grocery items for Thanksgiving; find funky plates at Goodwill; have a coffee & decadent pastry; read a magazine.
Okay, somehow I got tied up at school (cleaning the chalk tray, straightening books & chairs, picking up gum wrappers,
Strangely, the weather people never mentioned it would be below freezing by mid-afternoon today. I left my big coat & gloves at home; just making my way across the school parking lot nearly sent me into hypothermic shock. No errands, everyone home for hot cocoa.
Well, I have plenty of things to do around the house - laundry, dusting, sweeping, and generally making everything not look like pirates live here. But first, snacks. And why not just check my e-mail really fast?
Then it was 5:30, my family was wondering what dinner might look like, and I was tired.
Tomorrow is another day.