Monday, March 30, 2015
SOL- Day 30 - Tears & Tea
So, when I left Friday, I had my STAAR testing assignment all set. I was prepared for my small group and then Sunday night comes... around 9:30 pm my phone starts blowing up with texts and phone calls...from my AP and Principal. I was immediately alarmed when I came out of my shower to this flurry of activity. As it turns out, one of our 4th grade teachers, who is pregnant, was going into labor and would not be able to test the next day. So, I was called up. Ah! I need to the Writing Section again (I was supposed to administer the 5th grade reading!) and make notes. Of course I did not sleep well. I wanted to get to school super early to discuss and be prepared for the day. My daughter and I were up and ready by 6:40 and headed to Starbucks for a refreshing green tea to enlighten my day. When we came out of Starbucks though...my car turned on but it didn't start. So, I turned it off and tried again. Nothing. Again. Nothing. What on earth? I am starting to panic... I call my husband and he has no idea what it could be. "We need to tow it to the dealership," he says. I don't have for a two! I have to give the STAAR test this morning. No, I was just going to leave it and take care of it later. I called my assistant principal and she said she would come and get me. Meanwhile, my husband is furious that I am going to "just leave my car there." Then the tears start! Stop screaming at me! I yelled. Then, I hung up the phone with him and my daughter started to tear up as well..tick-toc-tick-toc...there goes my "preparation" time! I told her to gather her things. My AP would be here any minute to get us. Then, I said "Let me try just one more time." OMG! The car started. Needless to say, this is not the way I wanted my morning to go but it all turned out alright in the end. We had a good day today and let's just pray my car starts to go home!