Friday, May 18, 2012

A Disappointing Day...So Far

I woke up this morning with an excitement associated with test results. Today was supposed to be the day when I would learn my PRAXIS test score. I have been waiting on pins and needles to see if I have to take the test over, or if I can officially call myself a Reading Specialist. Unfortunately, after listening to ten minutes worth of ramblings on the other end of the phone line, I was asked to give my credit card number. When I declined, I was informed that the test results would be posted online next week and if I wanted them sooner, I would have to pay a fee. This was irritating! I have already paid this company $210 so far (that's if I don't have to take the test again), and now they want me to pay $30 to get my score?! No way! I will wait, in a horrible mood, but I will wait.
I told myself that this was just a minor and short-term set back and tried to move on with my day. For the past week or so, I've been waiting to receive a reimbursement check from the school district for a class that I took in the spring. Joe and I have a long list of household chores that we plan to accomplish with this extra money. But was it waiting for me? No. I checked in several times today, hoping that it would be waiting so that we could get some projects done this weekend. This is important to us since our weekends are booked pretty tightly from now until July. So this weekend would be our only hope of getting it all done at once.
Also, Fridays are supposed to be the relaxing part of the week. We are supposed to go home, put our feet up, and enjoy our family. However, this is one of those magical Fridays where I have to go back to work in the afternoon. Now don't get me wrong! I'm so appreciative that the school district gives us time to meet with our colleagues and that they are willing to pay me to attend. But it's difficult to come home, relax for an hour or two, and then head back. My mind is already turned off. My work ethic, at this point, is shot, and I miss my baby boy!
Ok. Now that I was able to get all those frustrating feelings out, I'm ready for an exciting and optimistic second half to my day.

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