Whoever came up with daylight savings time was definitely not a teacher. When I finally rolled out of bed this morning after putting the alarm on sleep at least four times, it was already 6:15 am. That gave me fifteen minutes to throw my clothes on, eat breakfast, and drive to school.
It was pitch black outside as I got dressed. Not wanting to wake my husband so early, I got dressed in the dark. Since my hair wanted to stick out in places, I reached for the hair spray and let the can spray a fine mist over my head. The only problem was that my daughter evidently used my hairspray and deodorant last night and reversed the cabinets I keep them in. As a result, I was standing there in the dark with sticky armpits and hair covered in deodorant. I go downstairs and pull out a Lean Cuisine for lunch and let the dog out. The dog sees some deer in the yard and takes off after them. If anything happened to that dog, my daughter would be devastated so I take off after her. I finally grab her after chasing her for ten minutes. I stumble back in the dark carrying this dog that feels like she weighs fifty pounds after all this unexpected exertion. Looking on the bright side, I thought to myself at least my hair won't sweat today.
By this time, I needed to skip breakfast and head to school. I stopped by MacDonald's and got in line behind a gentleman who life has obviously not been kind to. His clothes were threadbare and his toes peeked out of a hole in his shoes. He did not have enough change for his coffee when he went to pay, so I bought it for him and threw in an Egg McMuffin as a bonus. He thanked me profusely and told me he hadn't eaten since lunch yesterday. It was my turn to order when I realized the other bill I thought was a five was actually a one. I figured I didn't need to eat anyway since I am on a diet and besides, that older gentleman's gratitude had lifted my spirits. I got back in my car and headed to school with a small coke.
When I got to school, my teammate gave me a peanut butter snack bar from Trader Joe's. That was about the time I realized I left the Lean Cuisine I pulled out of the refrigerator on the kitchen counter. I wolfed down the peanut butter bar and finished the coke just as the bell rang. Ten minutes into our morning meeting, I realized that the peanut butter bar didn't mesh with the Alli I just started taking on Saturday to lose weight. Anybody familiar with the side effects of eating anything with fat in it when you take Alli. Not the smartest move on my part by any means. I am now rethinking whether I want to keep taking that stuff.
I stopped midsentence and hustled to the bathroom we share with the other Kindergarten class. Not until I sat down did I realize that some sweet little boy evidently had a poor aim this morning. Can I blame that on daylight savings time too?
I would write more but since I am on my lunch break, I still have to figure out what I can mooch off of another teacher to eat that is fat free.
I hope everyone has a wonderful day! As for Daylight Savings time, all I can say is ptooey!