Have you ever just had a day?? I have! Today, in fact. Actually, it began last night.... Before, we left for dance class (which was fun, by the way), I got the "bright" (ha,ha) idea of changing three of my light bulbs. I can hear the dumb light bulb jokes now... I successfully changed one out. Then, I attempted the next. I got the bulb out, but the base was still attached. I carefully managed that one... Onto the third! I noticed that I was going to have the same issue as the second, and since I was in a precarious position (on top of the washing machine), I decided to leave that bulb alone. I climbed down (carefully) and reached for the light switch... after the explosion and shattered glass, I realized that I had blown that fuse. Grrrr. I didn't have any lights in my hallway, which is actually really long. I cleaned up my mess and left. On the way home from class, I stepped in a mud puddle about a mile deep. Another Grrr. So, that was my night...
This morning, I woke up and went to take my shower. You guessed it. I didn't have ANY water. I couldn't even take a icy shower. I warmed up some water on the stove and used that to at least wash my face. Amazing the many compliments I received on my hair today! It was pulled back and up... Grrrr.
I was officially initiated into kindergarten today. One of my cute little girls held my hand all recess long. I thought, "Oh, how sweet, she just wants to be near her fabulous, amazing teacher!" Wrong. Right before we were headed to P.E., I hear her cry one word, "Mom!!!" I asked her what was wrong, but she was crying. So, I did what we all do in this country. I picked her up and gave her a hug. She started coughing. Deeply. Then I felt something warm and oozy glide down my shoulder leaving a puddle on the floor. I raced her to the trash can and cleaned up the floor. Miss Egla walked the others to P.E. and I walked my sick one to the office. Then, I scurried home to change my shirt! That's the best thing about living on the edge of the school! I am now officially a kindergarten teacher...I've been barfed on. The funny thing is, it actually made me want to be a mother. I think I need therapy.
I've had other random occurrences that are noteworthy. I almost forgot to get my money that I wanted for this weekend, before our office closed. My classroom keys got stuck in my door when I was leaving and the nice cleaning lady got them out for me. I found out that I probably can't leave the country like I wanted to because the idiots who let me into the country didn't stamp my passport...and our Visas haven't come through!!! Grrr.
On the flip side, our fix-it man for the school changed my light bulbs and fixed my fuse, the water's back on, and I can laugh about the barfing situation! Honestly, I've learned more humility today than I care to admit.