I cry uncle.
Today started with:
- my period
- train delays
- a crying baby in my subway car
- snow I was unprepared for
- an hour long meeting with the school psychologist dealing with another accusation of student-to-student physical assault
- a meeting with the head of school
- no coffee in the teacher’s room
I want to crawl under my desk just like my one student who does it on a daily basis. If anyone needs me, look for me there.
I decided to treat myself and left work right at 3:20 to make a 4:00 showing of Catching Fire. Added bonus: theater completely to myself!
Perks of being a head teacher: making the executive decision that while the kids are at PE, my associate teacher and I will watch “Hugo”(borrowed from the school library) on the SmartBoard.
Recipe #27: Lemon Chicken Stew
I made this several weeks ago, and forgot to tell you about until now. Which is a shame, because this is delicious. So delicious, I would go back into the kitchen an hour after dinner for a few more bites. It’s amazing how the addition of fresh lemon really adds a different dimension to an otherwise very simple recipe. Perfect for a chilly day (and especially if battling any winter germs). I omitted the leek, because I didn’t have it, and added some chopped spinach for extra green. I also added a bit more stock, because I like it a bit more on the soupy-side.
Any day that begins with a parent email accusing one student of “physically assaulting” another one is bound to be a doozy.
I don’t quite know what was going on by the Flatiron Building today, but it made me smile on my way home.
'Tis the season.
One studio apartment, three Christmas trees stands. Every year it ends up falling over at least once, but you can’t fault me for trying!
I almost got mad at you all for not telling me of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s amazing cameo on “How I Met Your Mother” all-rhyming episode this week. But then I had the joy and excitement of discovering it myself. So we’re cool.