Taking... a sick day. I've felt as if I've been fighting some bug all week and this morning I finally had enough. Trying to do speech therapy with a sore throat and laryngitis is not fun.
Hoping... that March is a little drier than February.
|Yes, that's a little over exaggerated, but sometimes it has felt that way.|
Over... rain, winter coats, rain, cold, rain, perpetually gray skies, rain, and winter in general. Oh, did I mention rain? Seriously, Louisville received something like 8.5 inches of rain last month. So. Over. It.
Dreading... the time change that's coming up this weekend. This one throws me for a loop.
Fed up with... state politicians who have declared war against public education and public school employees. I have paid into the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System for 19 years, whether I wanted to or not. It is not an option. When I retire, all I want is what was promised to me, it's that simple. As a speech pathologist, I could've made a lot more money working in the medical sector, but I chose to work in the schools for several reasons. One reason was the defined retirement benefit. I have been willing to take the lesser salary over time in exchange for a defined pension. I resent the governor of Kentucky and several members of the state legislature for making public school employees out to be selfish and unreasonable when we voice our concerns and fight back.
Urging... members of the state legislature to think outside the box in terms of finding alternative revenue sources. For example, if you cross the Ohio River and go to one of the many casinos in Indiana, some that are on the banks of the Ohio River itself, the majority of license plates on the cars in the parking lots are from Kentucky! Can you imagine the amount of $$ that is going over the state line, money that we could put to good use here at home?
Tired... of the general public referring to educators as "over paid babysitters." My response:
- Trade jobs with any teacher for one day and at the end of the day let's talk. Oh, how I wish this would happen.
- Babysitting would pay more. Think about it - $10 a kid per hour x 25 students in a class = $250/hour. $250/hr. x 7.25 hours in a day = $1812.50/day. $1812.50/day x 175 schools day per year - $317,187.50 per year.
Apologizing... for the rant. Sorry to be such a "Negative Nancy," but I've just had it on several levels. On to more positive things.
Enjoying... the larger, rainfall-like shower head that my husband bought and installed "just because." It's absolutely heavenly.
Loving... these wise words from Disney:
Counting... down the days until Spring Break (12 work days including today).
Walking... a lot. If the weather cooperates, I will walk 18-20 miles this week.
Looking... forward to seeing the musical On Your Feet at the Kentucky Center next weekend.
Watching... not much. The Masked Singer season finale was last week and the only other show I've been watching, other than CBS Sunday Morning, is Shameless. It's season finale is this Sunday.
Wishing... my dad a very Happy 70th Birthday and my maternal grandparents a very Happy 68th Wedding Anniversary at the end of the month!
Laughing... at this: