ever have one of those weeks?? Where the roller coaster goes from zero to 60 to zero to backward to upside down and then gets stuck there? and you have to wait for five hours to get rescued?? and by “rescued”, I mean wait by the phone all afternoon to find out from the guy in the know if it’s bad news or really bad news?? Me TOO.
The week actually started off great — I got my copy of Studios in the mail, which was very exciting :}? (I’m on p. 118, cause, you know, you might look)? I took it in to show a colleague and one of my students got wind, and suddenly there were “high fives” all around? :}? (+5 because students are not known for thinking teachers are professionals.? Or actual people, most of the time.? They tend to believe we either sleep at school, or live in a box.)
Then… the blizzard hit.
Then… I found out I received a rather nice commission that I can’t really tell you about yet, but is quite exciting : }
Then… 12 more inches of snow and 2 more hours of shoveling.
Thursday was the ENDURE exhibit, a lovely event hosted by e4b, a beautiful office design showroom.? Had a chance to talk with some wonderful people, 90% of whose names have unfortunately escaped me.? (And by “escaped me” I mean I really really tried to learn them, but it is a skill I do not possess.? And by “90%” I mean give or take 10%.)
Then Friday hit.? Message on my cell that my daughter, who should be at school, is in the Emergency room.? Doing nothing even remotely educational.? In fact quite the opposite, as they were turning her little brain to mush by giving her loopy drugs that made her completely incoherent.? Meningitis was tossed around as a possible culprit, after she spiked a massive fever.? They confirmed bronchitis & influenza, but her dad opted out of the invasive meningitis test, which involves puncturing a hole in her spine (gahhhh).? Instead we’re on round-the-clock surveillance and high doses of meds to keep her fever in check til we go back in next week.? I’m not sure I’m qualified to monitor any kind of medical condition, but here I am.? Thoughts, suggestions, and bad jokes welcome.