Sunday, October 26, 2003

What a long, strange week it's been

I'm sorry that I haven't posted for a while. But it's been a busy weekend — I still have a lot to do, so I'll keep this short — and unlike my wife, I don't have "Blog every day" as a goal. Now that I'm at work at last, I'll be blogging when I can get to it and there's something to say. Since this is a blog about teaching, I'm also now going to limit my comments to teaching, not labor problems. Of course if there are any developments, such as school board election results or a contract settlement, I'll post them here.

Friday afternoon, looking back on the week, it seemed so surreal. Monday we voted to go back to work, which had been only four days earlier, but it seemed like four weeks. And yet the week flew by. I guess there was just so much going on that, while it felt like time was passing normally at the time, so much happened that looking back it seemed longer.

One other delightful phenomenon I've noticed this week: My evenings are so much more relaxed! When I was substituting, I had to wait by the phone and/or keep checking the web to get a job the next day — or risk not getting a job, or at least being woken up at 5:00 the next morning for a job. Now, I can do whatever I want in the evening! I can go out (if I'm not exhausted)! I can do work on my computer without worrying about interruption! I can update this blog! I can get used to this!

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