Wednesday, September 06, 2006

When life hands you lemons

One of the downsides to working for a large school district is that they pretty much own you. After a few weeks of school, if one school is low in number of students and another is over the student/teacher ratio, they can move the teacher with the least experience to any school and grade level they want. Guess who got moved this week?

They told me yesterday late afternoon, my last day at my school was today and I have the next two days to tear down one classroom, pack and move everything, and set up my new classroom. And meet parents. And write lesson plans for a new grade level. And get students on Monday.

Yep. It sucks. It means that I can't walk to work anymore (I'm really NOT looking forward to driving and this pretty much blows our idea of getting rid of one of our cars next year). And my kiddo won't go to the same school as me. And now I have major childcare issues.

But at least I have a job. For this year, anyway.

So what do you do when you're not sleeping? Start a new sock, of course. A pink lemonade lacy scallops sock. I hope this turns out better than the first four weeks of school have.

Apologies for the craptastic photo. Not a lot of natural light late at night.


  1. Anonymous8:03 PM

    love you sis..... :)

  2. Anonymous9:10 PM

    I am so so sorry. That stinks. How disruptive to you and your students when you are just getting settled in. I hope it doesn't ruin your weekend.

  3. I am sending positive thoughts your way. I know what that kind of disappointment feels like. I hope tangible good things come your way to make the move easier to bear. When things go upside down .... knit socks.

  4. Oh my GOODNESS! I used to teach and I can't imagine having to do that.

    Good luck sister.

  5. Oh man, that really, really stinks. Just doensn't seem like they should be able to do that. Hang in there.

  6. Oh, that's awful! I hope you have a relatively easy transition considering the terrible circumstances.

  7. Anonymous6:28 AM

    Well, at least lemonade tastes good:) Sorry about the turbulence!

  8. Anonymous4:34 PM

    geez, that really sucketh. I'm sorry :o(

  9. Anonymous8:33 AM

    I hope things get better for you soon.

    Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I love the colors of that yarn for the sock, it looks so yummy!

  10. what the...??? that is LAME. email me with the details! that sucks. i'm sorry, dude.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about the work situation - UGH. Guess we know what you're doing this weekend... Starting a new lacy sock sounds perfect!