I just finished reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt. I read it years ago, but someone in the house had bought it and put it in our novel collection so I thought I would refresh my memory. It is about Frank's life as a poor Irish man in America. The last third or so of the book tells of his life as a new teacher in America and he is still poor. So I can relate to this on a few different levels is what I'm saying. And I also find it reassuring that I am not the only poor teacher out there. Mom asked me the other day "But don't you have a reserve stash somewhere?" - which is kind of my style - to which I had to reply, "Why yes, actually, I do. It is sitting in your driveway with a For Sale sign on it!" Damn!
But all joking aside, my agency messed up my pay and I am stretching my stash of soup packets and instant porridge until the end of the week. At the end of the week I will get paid for 2 weeks of work though and will be living the high life! haha.. or something like that.
|Therapeutic horses grazing outside my Brethren school|
All in all, week is shaping up quite nicely.
|my alter ego???|