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
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.


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....