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Tiresome but productive day today

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today, after temperatures month below 70 up until today, it was nearly 90 for most of the afternoon. Since I still have no AC, it was really bad! Our classrooms have the thermostats set for summer (75-80degrees). We had to be there for our students and their parents to pick up their belongings they had left behind. I got a lot of loose ends tied up. After the pick up time was done we had a retirement celebration for one of our aides who is retiring.

The party was a surprise and brought the guest to tears. There were only 15 of us who attended and that was deliberate as we wanted to keep the number within the guidelines. We had a Hawaiian theme with floral leis, pastel colors and the special education resource teachers and aides, principal, assistant principal, and the guest of honor's father, son, sister and stepmother.

It lasted for several hours and everyone was glad we had a chance to.gather however socially distanced we were. About half wore masks most of the time, most at least some of the time, and a few not at all.

I got home only to find that my room felt like an oven. When I haven't been outside, I gradually get used to.the heat, but being in the car with AC, and coming in later in the day made it feel like it was twice as hot!

Ed stopped and pickled up some new masks for me. I love the one my friend made but if I start going out more, I need more than one. Someone was selling them.locally at a church nearby. The Fitness Center opens Monday with lots of precautions and I hope to try to get back there soon. I even scheduled a massage for June 10th. Best part is it is airconditioned.

I have a couple more hours work to finish up the last of my school year! I will do it tomorrow and turn it in on Monday.

Yesterday Ed brought home burgers from DQ yesterday for dinner and he blew up upon finding that his was NOT what he ordered. He immediately headed back out and I could see steam coming out of his ears and profanity out of his mouth. I was NOT happy. When he returned, he was calm and smiling. The first words out of his mouth were, "Relax mom, I was nice! I told them I was upset but realized that anger wouldn't solve the problem." He went on to explain that the cashier was new and made a mistake keying it into the system. He said they replaced the wrong item, and were very courteous. He was ridiculously proud of himself and I was proud of him too. I was quite sure he was going to be rude or nasty to a poorly paid, fast food server. Instead, he made their day by being reasonable and kind. His final word on the subject was "It's safe to blow up at home, but I have to be nice in public!

Remember that how you respond when you are upset is a pretty important lesson for many of us! He could have ruined that young girl's day instead of making her smile and learn something new. She probably went home telling others how nice that customer had treated her.

Treat our service providers the way you would like others to treat you! Have a safe, healthy and productive day!
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