Thursday, March 8, 2012

C'mon Baby One More Day!

The school year continues to whiz by at a frantic rate of speed. My friend Christy is already on March break as they start theirs today instead of Friday, lucky duck! She's already cracked open a bottle of wine to celebrate :) It's funny in that so many teachers have mentioned looking forward to putting their collective feet up and sipping a glass of vino - in fact one friend said to me on Tuesday that she had already opened one up the previous night! She was sort of embarrassed because she said that she and her husband usually make it til Friday before uncorking one and there they were on a Monday night - stressed out and impatient - getting into it!  I can now LAUGH in her face because Michael and I made it all the way til TUESDAY BWAHAHAHA!!
Yes, I  can admit to being tired out but I'm hopeful that this year I won't be sick over March break like I usually am. That's the incredible thing about stress and colds - they seem to go hand-in-hand HOWEVER I can almost always WILL the germs to wait until I'm on holidays before they strike me down. I don't like missing days of school because my class isn't the easiest one to leave to a supply teacher. So I am somehow able to wait until the time is "right" before I surrender to some dastardly disease.  Since I just had a cold though I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to get to my chore list everyday instead of  lounging on the couch with a box of kleenex.....though the lounging part does sound tempting!

Unfortunately the stress of labour unrest is also affecting most teachers in Canada this year as our contracts expire and our unions begin to battle with the government and school boards over new contracts. It ain't gonna be pretty! I'm very OK with a zero percent raise and even with a two year contract instead of four but there are other issues that will need much negotiation. But I try not to think about that stuff as I'm not much into unions and politics (though I admit to closely following the race for top Republican!!) - it's just so crazy interesting!

Well, I'm going to toddle off to the kitchen now and see what I can whip up for supper....oh yeah....there's LEFTOVERS, my FAVOURITE!! Have a great night y'all!

14 comments:

CentsToSave said...

Hope you avoid all cold germs and enjoy your week off.  Wine is good any day of the week :)

kim said...

I always crash when I have a break, I think I run on a constant high and my body betrays me when I let down.  At least all the alcohol can kill the germs.

Christy said...

Yes starting a day early is lovely!

I know what you mean about the labour stress.  As a member of my local executive (but not negotiating team) I am kept well up to date on the process.

Hopefully tomorrow goes quickly for you! 

Susanna said...

I may need whine I mean wine! I'm working the entire spring break - sunday through sunday. good $ but Im so tired. then I work a lot during Holy week for another vacation coverage. sigh not wanting all this overtme but I figure I may as well think positively about it which is $!

Savingfortravel said...

I get germs in holiday time too.

I hope you avoid any illness and have a wonderful break, getting jobs done and reading lots.

Our Easter Break starts on the 22nd March so 2 weeks and 3 days left. Can't wait.

Take care

Sft x

Jharrison56 said...

Thanks Sft! Tonight is planned - dinner with my brother and sister-in-law - then going to see a band that a friend of ours plays in. A great way to kick off the break :) Hang in there, won't be long now!

Jharrison56 said...

Yes, think about all of the ways you could put that extra $$ to use! and include some FUN! That always helps me!

Jharrison56 said...

The last day is about to begin! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! YAY! Have a fun week Christy!

Jharrison56 said...

You know, I didn't think about that - the alcohol killing the germs, but I think you're onto something there! Good thing I'm going out for dinner and then dancing tonight - I'll have an extra glass or two!

Jharrison56 said...

Can't dispute your logic LOL!

SonyaAnn said...

I used to be the type of person only to drink on the weekends and then we because friends with an adorable English couple. They introduced us to drinking 7 days a week if need be. 

Marguerite said...

I think you already got through your case of sickness the other week so seems to me you should be clear sailing for March break.  Lightning can't strike twice can it?  Cheers to a lovely break.

Rosebright said...

BC Teacher here....can tell ya all about political unrest this week. Our spring breaks are all different, and my town we get one week, staring March 19. I can't wait to take a break. I hope you are all watiching what is going down with Bill 22, it's a very frightening world we will be teaching in soon.

Jharrison56 said...

Yes, I have been watching what's going on in B.C. We're all in for a rough ride!