Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My Sister is Singing for the Pope, and I'm Still Deep, I Swear

It's just that I'm also in deep.

Do forgive the lack of substantial blogging and the abundance of student quotes and links. The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty nutty, and I'm trying to get ahead of the game. To wit:
  • Going to Indiana early Friday morning for an orientation/retreat thinger.
  • Coming back late Sunday night
  • Field trip to Sea World next Tuesday (Hell. Yes.)
  • Leaving for Maryland Tuesday evening...
  • take Melissa to her dress rehearsal on Wednesday...
  • sing for the Holy Father on Thursday!
I don't know if I've mentioned that here, but now you know. Fish Face was chosen by lottery for the Papal Children's choir that will sing at the mass in Nationals Stadium next Thursday, and she asked me to come be her chaperon. She only got one ticket for a grown up, so I was honored and touched, and really freakin' excited.

Anyway, if you do the math, that means of ten school days I'm only teaching five, so I have a boat load of stuff to do to make sure my classes are actually taught something during me extensive absence. I used to think when my teachers missed school, it was just a nice day off for them, but I see now how wrong that is. Getting ready to be out might be more work than being there in the first place, never mind the anxiety about my classes getting off track this close to the end of the year.

But for Notre Dame, Sea World, the Pope, and my family, it's totally worth it.


Mo said...

I just have to validate your thought on getting a substitute. It TOTALLY is MORE work being out than actually just going in and teaching. It's one of the sad truths that no one realizes about teachers.

Joe said...

I hope the weekend went well, and you are getting psyched for the week to come!

Katie and I have tickets in hand, hotel room booked, and are as excited about the night away from the kiddos as we are about the Pope!!

Can't wait to hear your sister!! What will she be singing?