SOLC Day 3: Today Was a Doozy


March 2020 SOLC–Day 3
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Today was a no good, very bad, yucky day. The worst one in a long while. I won’t go into details, but the morning was pretty stressful–a typical bumpy Monday laced with extra doses of argument, opposition and negativity. I looked forward to recess, thinking it might be a respite for all of us.

Who was I kidding?

At recess I was on duty, and I was torn in multiple directions. I needed to get back inside to check in with a student whom I’d sent to the office, deal with the report that another one of my students had been enthusiastically dropping the f-bomb around the playground, and shoo a bunch of  repeat offenders off the forbidden ice field. The latter was complicated by the fact that I’d worn dress boots that literally cannot walk on ice. Then to make things even more interesting, the cursing student stomped off across the field. Far across the field, the very icy field, and well out of the recess boundaries. For a moment, I wished I could clone myself but then I worried that doing so would merely double my suffering.

In the midst of this not-so-much-fun day I got an e-mail from a friend. “This woman reminds me so much of you, her eyes, the tilt of her head… Could you be related?”

I was intrigued. Would I see the resemblance? What does she think I look like? Then, I clicked on the link and saw the photograph.

I think she meant to send me this:

Image result for poet beautiful young

But she sent me this instead:

Katharine Fisher

I’m still depressed.

I often have a glass of wine in the evening. Tonight when I got home, I made coffee. Then I poured Bailey’s in it. Liberally. That about sums it up.


15 thoughts on “SOLC Day 3: Today Was a Doozy

  1. dogtrax says:

    Some days flow like that … tomorrow (today?) is another day …

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  2. jcareyreads says:

    Those photos! Luckily, it’s a new day. Here’s hoping to a better day today!

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  3. humbleswede says:

    Ugh. The day sounds horrible, but you captured it really well! The SOL dilemma: do we want writing material or an ordinary uneventful day? I hope today is better. The picture reveals were brilliant.

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  4. margaretsmn says:

    I’m sorry I made your bad day worse. But it made for a funny end to your post.

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  5. paulabourque says:

    Ermehgerd this cracks me up so much! I loved scrolling down for that photo reveal-I literally laughed out loud! Hope today is better for you, but yesterday sounds like the typical day-in-the-life of teachers. Hope the Bailey’s soothed your soul!

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  6. dmsherriff says:

    Sorry your Monday was, well, a Monday. This slice had me wanting to hug you mid day! But by the end, I was laughing and I had to go back and reread! I was almost late to my Boot Camp! Your miserable Monday started my Tuesday off with a laugh! Thanks for sharing and I sure hope today is better to you!

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  7. What a day you had! I know we all been there. I’m glad you treated yourself when you got home! Your picture reveal made me laugh. I hope your week gets better!


  8. Hannah loves her Bailey’s. You go girl!


  9. Amanda Potts says:

    Oh my goodness – the pictures! I don’t know how you managed. I am very very glad that you had Bailey’s at home – today needed a Bailey’s sort of end. (Oh! The pictures!)


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