...looks more like this...
or, even this......cuz the weatherman just said it's FIFTY-THREE outside!! Woo-freakin'-hoo!! Now THAT'S what I like! I don't even care that our temperature fluctuated by almost 50 degrees in one day. It's supposed to stay this way for a couple of days. Let's hope it does, for my sanity's sake!
We had a storm from hell this morning. All I could think when the thunder and lightening was literally shaking my house this morning is, "Hmmm...I wonder how many of the babies will stay home today?" It was THAT bad. It was so bad, in fact, that I almost called in sick this morning because there was water pouring into my basement this morning. It looked like a friggin' waterfall under my stairs. And, no, I'm NOT exaggerating. It already had made its way to the kitchen, and there was also a few puddles in the laundry room. I threw down all the towels I had available, and left for work. My driveway was already flooded, as was my street, and most of the streets I had to take to get to the Hell-Hole.
I couldn't call in today because I took yesterday off. It was mostly for fun (aka a mental health day!) but I did take care of a lot of errands that needed to be done. I actually had a really nice day, despite the fact that the heat index was, again, over 100. (That actually had a LOT to do with my decision to take the day off. It was unbearable at school the day before. I knew it legitimately would NOT be good for my health.) I figured it wouldn't be so bad at school today because I knew many of the kids wouldn't come. My partner across the hall only had 8 kids show up. One of the 2nd grade teachers had 4! I, of course, had 18. The art teacher stuck his head in at one point this afternoon specifically to tell me that I had the biggest class of kids in school today. Oh...great... Then, he tried to make me feel better by saying, "Well, you KNOW why that is, right? They LOVE you!" Yeah, well, that doesn't make me feel better, pal!
There are 4 days and about 1 hour left with the kids. I hate to say it, but it can NOT go by fast enough. This year has been the WORST in all my years of teaching, and I just want it to end. I don't want to start complaining, so instead, I'm going to go watch Jimmy Kimmel's pre-game show, and enjoy the cool breeze blowing in my window right now.
***I just found this in todays' Chicago Sun Times. See, it's not just me.***