Monday, 1/6 Ooh Baby, It's Cold Outside!!
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Happy New Year!
The weather is the big news item locally. Our temperature this morning was -18 with a wind chill making it at -35 and lower. Every local school district in the bi-state region was closed today unless it was a teacher inservice day like it was in my district, Moline IL and Davenport IA. We learned just before noon that we would have a day off tomorrow--which is rare for us. My son teaches in Davenport and they found out the same around 1:30ish. They are more likely to take a bad weather day than we are, but it is the entire area and everything north for sure--all of the way to Chicago. They are predicting that the temperature will start picking up tomorrow night... It's my guess that -5 will seem like a warm front then!!
Our inservice day was excellent. I enjoyed the two sessions that I presented with partners--different partners. It was fun to do this and our sessions were all about books, my specialty. We had two sessions with our team--mine was with other Title 1 teachers which again, was wonderful. We shared thoughts and ideas; did some problem solving, and had a good "reunion" with the few others who share the same duties that we have.
I have some strange duties the day we return so it will be another day for me to rewrite my schedule for the coming semester. I sure hope I get it written in one day so that I can get things going before I spend next week in Rochester at Mayo Clinic again. I am hoping that this RF ablation works to deaden the nerves around my SI joint, so I can have at least some short term peace while I figure out what to do next with my back. I have a lot of sick days happening in the near future which won't make me terribly popular in my school. However, I deserve this time to figure out what is best for me and what I need to feel my best. This is the rest of my life we are talking about, so I want to do it correctly.
That's a bout it for now--the weather is the big thing around here, but we will survive this deep freeze too. I hope you are all warm and safe.