Friday, February 23, 2007

Shoulds are STILL bogus

The new updated version, again comparing the "should" with the reality

I should feel relieved that it's Friday.
Reality: I am judging a music festival tomorrow, which means an intense (but exciting) day of work from 7:30 until at least 4:00.
End result: I'll enjoy the day. I'll collapse Saturday night and sleep in on Sunday.

I should be resting, storing up energy to fully recover from last week's illness.
Reality: I have a long day tomorrow, so I'm starting laundry tonight.
End result: the last load is in the washer, I'm in mid-fold cycle, I'm coughing, and I'm tired.

I should wear flat shoes to minimize the pressure on the little Mort dude that hides in the ball of my foot.
Reality: My only flat dress shoes are brown, and my only clean dressy pants are black.
End result: I'll take off my shoes under the table and hope no one notices.

I should have planned next week's science lessons thoroughly.
Reality: I missed my main prep periods today due to a field trip, so I didn't have time to get everything ready.
End result: I'll be making copies and cueing the introductory video before school on Monday.

I should be more worried about Monday's science lessons because I'm introducing a new unit.
Reality: I'm hoping for a snow day.
End result: Who knows? It would be fitting, since the new unit is Weather and Water. No matter what, I'll get to play with the barometer and windmeter this weekend and call it research. Teaching science is fun!

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