Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Herniated Disc + Wet Snow Left By Snow Plow = 1st Sick Day In Years

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.)


  1. 1. Hope you feel better soon and you are back on your feet without too much discomfort.
    2. SOS- yep, grew up having it for dinner from time to time.
    3. Thank you for summarizing my life with my 13 year old 8th grade son. I'm glad I'm not alone and that he is totally normal relative to his peers. lol

  2. Bummer. Hope it isn't bad for too long. But seriously, I thought testing was the best way to teach. And to think, I've been doing it all wrong all these years.
    Get well soon!

  3. Sorry you're hurt again! How frustrating.

  4. So sorry to hear you're hurt! Physical injuries can last so long, it sucks. :(