There Awhile,  Home Again

The dawn was a dreary gray this morning, but after a three day weekend, I realized that I might as well face a fine day at a TA Sub job (by request a week ago).
Husband cooked some oatmeal for us to have breakfast, then I showered and got ready.
Made it all the way to the school office, signed in, given directions to the classroom.
When I got there, two teachers looked at me like I had donkey ears or sumthin.  What? we don’t need a Sub, that was supposed to be cancelled.  One gal walked with me back to the office, where tension tightened.

I spoke up, saying I have a bit of a toothache, so if I was really not needed, then they could forget I happened by, just white-out that name on the list today, I’ll be on my way.

And so I found myself with an open day after all.

Back home, I hung up the duty clothes that had been on my body 57 minutes, put away the dishes from the counter, empty the dishwasher, checked e-mails, wrote to Husband all about it, stuffed envelopes for paying the bills, wrapped a package to send off, started a load of laundry.

Sometimes the feeling of free doesn’t even take money into consideration.

When I got back from the Post Office, there were messages on the answering machine.  Once the TA Sub job got cancelled within the system, it decided I should be working somewhere else this afternoon, and really really wants me to respond with my Sub number.
Next time it called, I just pushed the “don’t bother me” button, and will continue doing my little chores and hobby the rest of the day.

Right after I have a mug of hot chocolate and a pumpkin donut.

May such a sweet blessing come your way also 😉

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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3 Responses to There Awhile,  Home Again

  1. Pam says:

    Good for you! A ‘partial’ off day is still a good one! Enjoy…wish I were joining you with that donut, though (grin)
    Hugs;
    Pammie

  2. momma says:

    The ‘don’t bother me button’ was a great choice. You are not a dog to come running when the master whistles. Besides it looks like you accomplished some good things with your new found free time!

  3. MrsDoF says:

    but Momma Mary, that is exactly the job of a Substitute within the school system — the “on Call” readiness

    I just didn’t wanna deal with any other cranky humans.
    Not only the chores done, but 3 bookmarks and a potholder

    Big disappointment that HOUSE was not on tv during the evening.

    ~~love and Huggs, Diane