Thursday, August 21, 2008

Houston Bound

I think I have mentioned before how much I despise the night before a trip. I am almost ready for bed though, so it looks like this one is not as unpleasant as I thought it would be. Here is the update:

DELIGHTFUL: I remembered that my final assignment for my ESOL course is due tomorrow and got a copy of a test for ELL students to write a review on.
DISTRESSING: The type of test I got will not work for my paper.
DELIGHTFUL: Our wonderful Spanish teacher has agreed to meet me early before school in the morning so I can quickly write my paper.

DELIGHTFUL: I am teaching a half day tomorrow.
DISTRESSING: I have to leave sub plans for an unknown person. And we are not really teaching much yet. What do I leave for them to do?
DELIGHTFUL: I am almost done with the aforementioned sub plans.

DELIGHTFUL: I am missing my long afternoon without any specials.
DISTRESSING: I have to write sub plans for a long afternoon without specials.
DELIGHTFUL: I do not have to follow the sub plans for a long afternoon without specials.

DELIGHTFUL: I can check in for my flight on southwest.com
DISTRESSING: The printer is out of ink, so I cannot print boarding passes.
DELIGHTFUL: We got the tickets for a good price.

DELIGHTFUL: I have packed a suitcase full of clothes.
DISTRESSING: I still have no idea what to wear to my class reunion on Saturday.
DELIGHTFUL:Bags fly free on Southwest so I can afford to bring a big suitcase with lots of clothing options.

DELIGHTFUL: I get to spend the weekend in Houston.
DELIGHTFUL: I get to bring the Irishman with me.
DELIGHTFUL: I get to catch up with family and friends.

I guess the DELIGHTFUL out number the DISTRESSING!

Confession: I typed up this list as GOOD/BAD and then decided that I needed to expand my vocabulary. I will confess that I implored the use of a thesaurus to continue my endeavor toward a broader vocabulary.

5 comments:

Mememememeeeee said...

How delightful that you get to miss your long afternoon without specials. Why aren't they going to specials?

You're going to your class reunion? Sounds like fun! I missed mine. Hope you have a delightful time! :o)

Jenny said...

I forgot I have a specialist who reads my blog. = )

Thursdays and Fridays my class has a morning special and nothing after lunch. It makes for a LONG afternoon. (The same schedule I've had the the last three years...not nice!)

Monday-Wednesday they have two specials each day. Much more enjoyable for all involved!

Mememememeeeee said...

Too bad it's not Wed-Fri with 2 specials! That'd be awesome! Our teachers don't have ANY specials the first day of school...not nice for them.

Shannon said...

I hope Houston is delightful. I miss my old stomping grounds and all the delicious and delectible food too!

Michelle Bills said...

I hope you had a great time at your class reunion!!! I'm thinking I probably won't go to mine next weekend....