Sunday, January 6, 2008

And so it begins...

Tomorrow my winter break is over. *sigh* I have to get up early, about 4:30 am so I can get dressed and make my commute to work. Why couldn't I have been born rich? Had a trust fund? I'd have put it to so much better use than some people who can't keep their panties on or their faces out of the tabloids.

Why didn't I marry rich? No, I had to marry for love. A poor librarian. Wanna know who has to have a Master's degree, be licensed by the state and gets paid even less than a teacher? Yep. Librarians.

So tomorrow I go back to my classroom. Report cards await. Such a joyous time of parents screaming and kids crying and wondering if they can still bring up that grade. No sweetie, it's already on the report card in your hand. I'm not a tough teacher. To quote the brother of one of my current students (I taught big brother about 2 years ago.) "If you fail Mrs. R's class, you must be stupid." A gratifying observation if not very helpful.

Since tomorrow is a work day, I'll take my dachshund with me. He loves to run about the room, sleep on the desk, etc. while I putter about. If I have to leave for something, he curls up in his carrier and snoozes until mom gets back.

*Sigh* At least it's not Wednesday yet.

And a reminder:

Measure of Healing
Jacquéline Roth

January 17th

Alejandro Ramirez’s Were-Cougar mother drove him out after his first transformation at the age of fifteen leaving him to seek out his human father and find the family his human side craved but that his animal side can never embrace. Now a man, he finds himself responsible for a traumatized Were-Cougar child. When he turns to the Weres for help, they send him to a human. Dr. Gabriela St. Jerome knows of the Cougars and hates them with every fiber of her being. But now she must swallow that hatred to work with Alejandro to help a Were child who has been thrown into transformation far too early by the horrific death of his mother. As they are forced together in the remote woods of the North Georgia Mountains, both find their mutual attraction overwhelming. But if Brie gives into this man and her own passions, it will cost her dearly. It will cost her her life.


Anny Cook said...

Ah, what fun. I remember those school days. Enjoy the day without the kids. Sigh.

Molly Daniels said...

Isn't that the truth? We all marry for love...the ones who marry for money seem to be the most unhappy.

Looking forward to your new release! As I said before, I loved Access Denied!

Anny Cook said...

So how did the day go?

Jacquéline_Roth said...

Horribly. I got stuck in meetings I wasn't supposed have and landed with a huge amount of extra work. Sometimes I wish they'd forget my name.

Anny Cook said...

Isn't that the way it goes?

Amarinda Jones said...

When I finished my dgree thay asked 'do you want to be a teacher?' My response - 'oh hell no.' I hated school. The thought of going back was pukeable

Bronwyn's Blog said...

I almost went into teaching *and* library science! Love is better than money any day - sometimes it's just hard to remember that when you're dragging yourself out of a warm bed way too early in the morning.

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