Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! I hope you were celebrated the way you want! This year I am extremely happy and relieved that my mom is doing well after our scare back in April.
Now last Sunday we celebrated my brother’s birthday, where he actually grilled the food for his own dinner, lol. We also did a mini-belated celebration for my mom’s birthday, since she’d been in the ICU on her birthday last month. Both dogs had normal poop, sorry for the tmi, I was just so excited to be done with that fun from last week!
Monday at school began the attempting to scan every students’ laptop since they get to keep them over the summer this year. We are having all the English teachers bring their classes. Two teachers a day, which means one class at the beginning of the hour and one at the end every hour. We should get all the teachers in over this week and next week. Today was pretty smooth with how it started.
Tuesday wasn’t quite as smooth of a day with several things. We are still trying to get the End of Course testing finished for a few students. But the assistant principal in charge of that had meetings both Monday and Tuesday and on Tuesday she asked us to just take care of any students that came in. Then one of the hours two of the teachers assigned to come bring laptops with their students didn’t show up till the last 10 minutes of that hour, so that was a rush! But both dogs seem to be pretty much back to normal, so that is good!
Wednesday our administrators grilled hot dogs and hamburgers for the teachers and staff for lunch for teacher appreciation week. Our principal also had the ice cream truck park at the school and we all got to pick something from them. It was also another crazy day with trying to get laptops checked in, one of the teachers who was supposed to come didn’t even show up for the one hour she was supposed to. When I emailed her, I didn’t even get any response. Grrr. Late Wednesday night my clerk texted me to tell me that her husband had gotten worse and they’d put him in a ventilator. So she wouldn’t be in the rest of the week.
Thursday was a busy day by myself once again in the library working to get all the laptops in. I’m so glad I spread out the teachers coming the way I did so that I can handle it by myself. For teacher appreciation the admin provided a taco meal, not exactly buffet as we were served and couldn’t put as much of things like cheese or whatever that we wanted on our food. It was a rainy day, and once again we could hear leaks/drops in the ceiling, actually one was a lot louder than normal. No water came into the library though. They also were interviewing candidates to replace our principal in the library conference room all day. One thing I don’t understand is why there are certain teachers on that interview committee. For instance a PE teacher who actually is going to work in a different school district next year.
Friday was straight hell. It was the seniors’ last day, so they all had to turn their laptops in. Plus I was still checking on laptops of 9th-11th graders from two English classes each hour the rest of the day. Now most seniors were to turn their laptops into their 7th hour teacher at the end of the day and then they’d be brought down to me. But some seniors finished early, like they work the second half of the day. So in between my English classes I would have to check in those laptops and textbooks. Plus the tech department didn’t put any missing laptops/chargers on the fees last year, so when I would try to say something to students about that, I ended up just taking them off their accounts because it was more of a hassle, and I knew in the end the admins would probably end up taking it off anyway, so why should I get yelled at. Not to mention the kids that would just go ahead and pay, when others would get out of it, didn’t seem fair to me. Plus I know that they will probably just throw out most of these senior laptops as they are old and not in great shape most of them. And, of course, my clerk was gone, so it was just me trying to do all of this. Ugh.
At home I have a stupid wasp that keeps trying to build a nest in between my door to go to the backyard and that storm door, so every time I open the door I’m worried he will fly inside. I’ve sprayed the next and knocked it down. I’ve tried to spray him but he always gets away before I can. And I’m worried about spraying the stuff into my house and my dogs licking it or something. Ugh. Three times I’ve knocked down his start of a nest. And sprayed where it was. Saturday morning he was back at it again. Other than that Saturday was a nice relaxing day.
First was an audiobook I’ve been listening to off and on since November I think. Second was for a blog tour on Wednesday. Third was a book for the library committee I’m on. I thought I was going to get a review copy of The Problem With Pretending by Emma Hart to review and post that yesterday, but I did not get a copy until Satureday, so that wasn’t read this week. Fourth was a freebie novella online by the publisher that I read with a few extra minutes I had at work this past week.
New Additions to My Library
Got the first from the library, it is on the possibly Gateway nominees I am working my way, or trying to work my way through. Although I may have given up on it after only one or two times listening. Second was one of the ones that is free on Audible, I’ve loved the other audiobooks by this author, so was in the mood to try her next one. Third was also for a possible Gateway nominee that I got from the library.
Both are for reviews this upcoming week? Although the second one I checked and I just have to get it reviewed in the next 3 weeks, so it will be okay if I don’t get it done this week for sure.
Still doing my best to not download any because it’s not like I’m getting to any of them!
This came from the publisher for the Gateway committee I’m on. It’s nonfiction, so doesn’t work, plus has a 2023 pub date, so would have to be considered for the next round even if it would work.
What I’m Watching
I finished Queen Charlotte, and oh my gosh, I loved it so much!!!
Decided to give up on my rewatch of The Walking Dead, and start a rewatch of Arrested Development. But then remembered I’d wanted to start watching the Grease spinoff, Rise of the Pink Ladies, so started that.
I found a new show that is like Whose Line Is It Anyway? that I am enjoying as well, and the two are on right in a row!
Coming Up Next Week on My Blog
The first two are SmartyPants Romance books, third is for the author’s review team, and the fourth is for a blog tour review. The fifth is some time during the week? Not sure as I had it scheduled for yesterday in my blog planner. Also a couple promo events scheduled for the week.
Don’t forget that I do now have the nice little box on the right hand sidebar so you can check out giveaways all the time! My new monthly giveaway started this past week and it is HERE. Remember if I get over 100 entries in that monthly giveaway I add more winners, and last three months I had over 100, so that was two winners each month this year so far.
Upcoming Scotland Tour Tidbits
The second place we will visit on the fourth day is the village of Falkland, which was used as Inverness in the tv series. We will see the outside of the Falkland Palace, but also stand in the same spot in the show where Jamie’s ghost was seen by Frank staring up at Claire on the first episode.
How was your week? Did you read or watch anything good? Get any good books?