Yeah, I'm home today resting my back. I guess I'd had so little pain for a couple of years that I'd forgotten I was no longer invincible.
Snow: 1 Me: 0
Yeah, I'm also slightly grumpy about it because it will now take months before it's back to where it was just yesterday. Grrr....
The only thing I don't feel bad about is that my students aren't missing anything today. They're scheduled for standardized testing YET AGAIN, and, although I do feel bad because this means another English teacher had to swap classes with my substitute because a sub isn't allowed to give the tests, the kids wouldn't be learning anything today anyway. They don't learn anything on standardized test days.
Thus, if I have to be out of school, at least it happened on what is pretty much a wasted day anyway. (And yet lawmakers and the public demand more and more tests! If they're going to do that, I think they need to add days back into the school year so that we can still teach.)