Monday, January 19, 2009

Day Off... I Don't Think So

So we all know that today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a well know federal holiday right? A perk of being a teacher you get off holidays throught out the school year as well as a nice long break in the summer!! An added bonus to the long days, snotty (literally) kids, short lunch breaks, and headache filled days... So you can imagine that when I found out on Friday that my much needed, much deserved holiday today wasn't going to be a day off, but a professional development days... Us teachers ahve them throughout the year to keep us up to date in our profession. So today I had a professional development day and though it was nice to be out of the classroom/hospital - it would have been even nicer to sleep in, stay in my PJ's, and relax on the couch while watching bad reality TV and catchin up on my Soaps.. Instead I treacked 45 minutes upnorth in the snow for what felt like a really bad lunch.. Don't get me wrong it was so awesome meeting new people, I just didn't feel like I really learned anything today!! I guess you win some and lose some right? All i know is that I'm looking forward to my next day off in February which happens to be President's Day - woo hoo for the presidents!!!!!!

12 comments:

Lori said...

the real question is... did you learn anything? I always hated professional days that I learned nothing... gesh if you are going to drag me in then teach me something new or let me work in my room or something other than listen to people drone on and on about stuff I already know

Amanda. said...

Pshh. Booo!
Plus. It is a snowy
mess out there! You
should have been home
enjoying it all day!

Pam said...

yeah- I had to work today too. Sorry you had to work! I did get some things ready and organized for te upcoming month though- so at least I benefited in that way. I hate when it is a waste of my time.

Danielle said...

boo! visiting E would have been more fun and educational!

rachel elizabeth said...

ugh, I had to work today too, in the snow! how unfair. xo

The Thompson's said...

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God Bless

Andrea said...

Awww shucks! And I'm sure you DESERVED the day off too!! Oh well...I hope next time you have a great day off doing, well, basically nothing! :)

Auburn Kat said...

Well, I definitely enjoyed my day off! =)

Auburn Kat said...

Sorry, that was mean of me!

Laura said...

I hope President's Day is a great day off for you. Maybe you can do laundry on Sunday and then actually take the day to do whatever you want.

Amber said...

Yuck! Professtioanl Development...on MLK day?!?! It's no fun anyday!

MarvelousMOM said...

I love paid holidays...a great perk working for the State. Sorry yours wasn't a day off.