Wait. What? Moldy Monday? Did you read that post title correctly? Um.. yes you did.
Was it really a Moldy Monday? Yes, it was.
With real mold? To the best of my knowledge. YES.
EWW. I know right. I am sure that is what you are all thinking right now. Don’t worry. I felt (am still feeling) the SAME exact way. And this is how I wanted to spend a majority of my day:
Hmm. I don’t think I could have pulled that off without having lots of laughs, giggles, disruptions… and a really funny voice.
When I got in to work bright and early – I was greeted by the HORRENDOUS smell. Are there any soccer players or atheletes at there? What I can best compare this smell to … is the rancid smell of soccer cleats and sweaty shinguards.. after a game or practice in the rain.. and after I (ususally) forgot to stuff them with newspaper to get the moisture out.
That is worth a DOUBLE eww.
Some said it smelled like cat piss, but I don’t have a cat – and truly smelled the moldy wetness. There was a debate as to whether or not we were going to open the school or not before getting the stench checked out.. but kids started rolling into the building at 7:45 anyway.
I was sure to keep my classroom door closed at ALL times. The aroma had permeated the entire building.. but had not gotten into individual classrooms yet.
It didn’t last long though before we started to smell it in class too.
There were lots of people in the building trying to figure out what the deal was. I don’t know if they got to the bottom of it. But let me tell you.. there were areas of the building that made me GAG.
In my (smell less) room, I enjoyed some early morning Overnight Oats 🙂
Snacked on some juicy watermelon
And had my sandwich, yogurt, and carrots for lunch.
But by the end of the day.. I realized that today was NOT a good day to wear pumps.. and this is where my shoes spend the last hour of the day.
I walked around barefoot. And plan to incessantly scrubbed my feet in the shower. But my tootsies just weren’t up for enduring the pain today :(.
I also chomped on an apple at the end of the day – so I could fuel myself for my workout!
I have been HOARDING magazines lately – and have found ZERO time to read any of them. Women’s Health is my favorite.. so when this arrived Saturday – I knew what my Monday workout would look like…
Extended time on the elliptical. I LOVE reading magazines on the elliptical. In fact.. I don’t like using the elliptical.. cross trainer … or stair mill unless I have a mag. If it wasn’t hard to run and read.. I’d probably have one on the treadmill, too.
(SIDE NOTE – At my old gym.. there was a girl who would legit run.. and read magazines. I think I would get sick!)
So – I did a full 60 minutes on the elliptical.. at a pretty liesurely pace.
Now – I have lots to do tonight. I am going to be at a Professional Development Conference for the next two days – learning about the Implementation of SRBI on a school wide level. (AKA.. TEACHER JIBBERISH). The conference is closer to my rents house then it is mine.. so I am going to crash there (mainly to see their beautiful faces.. but also to save some time & gas).
I am going for the early morning gym sesh tomorrow..(Hello 4:45 am) so I need to get everything all packed up. I am MOST nervous about my kiddies though. You remember what is was like in elementary school.. subsittute teacher.. = Party Time. And.. I will be gone 2 days. I hope everyone gets along.. and takes advantage of earning coupons for the “Caught Ya” Jar…
Speaking of that jar.. a commenter brought something to my attention last week.. and I felt SOOOO silly and embarrassed.. I probably turned 10 shades of read as feelings of stupidity filled my body.
Wow. Look at the teacher make all of those errors. “a win a lunch..” “of Friday..” But I got to thinking about it.. after that burning feeling of embarassment passed. You know what. EVERYONE makes ERRORS. NO one is perfect.. and this is a key example. I even pointed out my errors to my students.. to show them that we all make mistakes!
Don’t worry though.. we’ve got a new sign.. with PROPER grammar.
Do you ever make mistakes.. that with your background.. or your job.. you REALLY SHOULD NOT make? Do you brush them off.. or dwell?