Monday, June 8, 2009

A Forced Vacation

Here it is, five o'clock in the morning. I am sooooo tired but I can't sleep.
I just looked at myself in the mirror.
I look bad.
Red eyes and oozy, crusty stuff.

My husband calls me the "googler" so I checked out my symptoms on-line for confirmation of my layman diagnosis. It is indeed conjunctivitis, or pink eye. There are several cases of this going through my school .Apparently I am highly contagious and therefore should not go to work for a few days.

I have sent off a bunch of emails trying to delegate some tasks that need immediate attention. Now I am just lying on my couch feeling sorry for myself. June in an elementary school is a crazy, busy time. I can't afford to miss any time. Lazing on the couch watching Oprah can be squeezed in on one of those dreary November or February days, but not JUNE!!!!

I am trying to add a little picture with each blog entry so I googled "Pink Eye" images. There were some really gross pictures there. Made my case look relatively minor. For the sake of the stomachs of anyone reading anyone reading this?...................I chose this picture which is apparently a promotional pic of a movie called "Pink Eye.............He's real and he's coming for you!" I wonder if it was nominated for any Oscars?

Enough whining. I have suddenly been given 2 days or so of me time. I can either wallow in self-pity or I can lie on my couch and enjoy watching trashy TV. What's with the Jon and Kate + 8 thing I have been hearing about? What is a "Speidy"? This is a sudden opportunity to catch up on the news!


Ed said...

Sue, one thing about being a principal is that we often think that the school can't get along without us. Trust me. I know that the school runs just fine without us....even in June. It will be there when you get back. With luck, the kids will have already started their summer vacation. And don't watch Oprah all day long. Good grief! Is she on in Canada too?

SUSAN said...

Well Ed, it is now day 2 of my forced vacation and by all acounts the school hasn't burned down and is just fine without me!

As for Oprah, I did watch today and it was all about misdiagnosises that doctor's make. So know I am paranoid that this isn't pink eye but rather some amazing form of some disease that the doctor entirely missed! LOL

I'll be back to work tomorrow so I will have to stop feeling sorry for time. Thanks for taking an interest in my blog!!! I keep looking for your new posts. Keep at it!