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What a Day... Ugh

February 25th, 2014 at 11:20 pm

Trying to practices zen mindset since today has just been... weird... irritating... ugh.

- My uncle is in the hospital in Las Vegas; he probably needs to go into assisted living. This was the uncle who my mother and I are trying to help by setting up automatic bank drafts, etc. My mother has been calling me ten times a day.

- I haven't found a tenant for the office space in our office yet. I wanted my friend K to take it, but she hasn't called me back. I need to start looking in earnest. Tomorrow.

- I bought the countertop for our office, managed to remove the backsplash in one piece so it can be re-used (yay!). But my office mate hasn't been in to help me install. Called him, but he hasn't called me back.

- I do architectural review for a subdivision, and when I called one of the homeowners today who is making a minor change, he told me he would not pay for my time. (Other neighborhoods for which I provide this service pay me directly, but this neighborhood has the owners pay, and if they refuse, the neighborhood pays - it's a pain in the behind).

- Got an email from the school today - F's teacher got a job with the State Educ. Dept. and it starts mid-March, and no, they will not let her start the job 2 1/2 months later, and yes, she is breaking her contract. And my daughter's heart.

- The new teacher is a woman who subs sometimes. According to F, she constantly screws up her name (in fact, today she called her by the wrong name! Two other kids tried to correct her). We'll have to have a talk. It's one thing for the sub to call someone by the wrong name, but very different if the main teacher does it! (Just as an aside - there is NO way she'll be able to spell it if she can't even say it right). I asked the Principal if we could have a "connection conference" with her before she starts; this is something we have at the beginning of each year to talk about our kids and their personalities, etc. (and how you pronounce their names!).

OK, enough venting.

By the way, this was not a no-spend day. After school I took F for ice cream; she was crying in the car. Oh my.

6 Responses to “What a Day... Ugh”

  1. Jenn Says:

    That IS a tough day. Focus your thoughts on something that makes you happy!

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    I admire your strength. I would have gone ballistic and blown the budget as well - on comfort food.

  3. Buendia Says:

    Everyone on here is so nice - I needed this support network today! It's been a rough evening, too. F finally broke down and just cried and hit a pillow. She is ok right now. I would blow the budget, but I already blew it yesterday! (OK, not really - I'm within my budget categories - but I did buy F an electric toothbrush, swimsuit, tennis balls - long story which I will report on later).

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    It is upsetting to lose a teacher you love! It is too bad it needed to happen that way. I sure hope you can get a meeting with the new teacher. ((Hugs to you and F)).

  5. PNW Mom Says:

    Awwww....sounds like a tough day. Hope everything works out with F's new teacher....hugs!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    That all adds up to a hard, exhausting day. ((HUGS))

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