This week has been a major week of weirdness. It all began last Friday, February 20th. The kids had a holiday and we had an all day inservice. I was presenting one of the sessions with three other teachers and very excited about getting to do this. Right before we were to break for lunch I called in a lunch order so I could eat at my desk and finish up some stuff. Right before I left to get my lunch they made an announcement for us to go directly home due to bad weather that was headed our way and affecting the trip home for some of our teachers who live in the Anniston/Oxford area. I did as I was told, stopped long enough to pick up the Friday lunch special from the Main Street Coffee Shop and headed to the house. Frank and I shared the loaded potato and waited for the bad weather. Monday was a holiday....so no school and the only bad weather we had seen so far was rain and biting cold. Monday night the temperatures began to plummet and they delayed school for Tuesday by three hours. Fourth period would be the first class of the day....so I did not see my first through third periods. Late Tuesday night we were put under a winter storm warning....so school was called for Wednesday. It rained all day here. Ice did coat the roads in the northern end of the county where my school is....and the bridges (I cross two each day). Thursday school was delayed for three hours because of the ice on roads and bridges. Again we started with fourth period so I did not see my first three classes. At this point in the week I had not seen them since Thursday the 19th. It was weird. Friday dawned gloriously....there was sun....bitter temperatures and small patches of ice....but we went to school as usual. By the time I left Wedowee (RCHS) to go to Wadley(WHS) I was exhausted. This was our first full day this week and I taught all my classes....IT WAS EXHAUSTING! and weird! I will be so glad to see Spring! I am tired of the cold! This southern girl is over the winter concept. BTW....on my way to school this morning...I met a car headed South on Hwy 431 with a 3 inch layer of SNOW on it. I started to chase them down and ask if I could have enough to make just one snowball. Ok...so I may be over winter....but I am still a kid at heart. I hope you all are warm and cozy....winter will be gone soon.
I am a woman who wears many hats and loves them all. I am a singer - I sing with the group Still Magnolias. I was part of the original First United Methodist Church Arbor Praise Team until we moved. After 24+ years of teaching English 11 and Spanish I - II at Benjamin Russell High School I decided to take a job closer to home. I now teach Spanish I & 2 at Randolph Co. High School and Wadley. I thought I was getting close to retirement and looking forward to it, but decided to move my cheese and try something different. I am a preacher's wife and a preacher myself. My husband Frank is the pastor at Rock Mills United Methodist Church and I am the pastor at Midway (Wedowee). It has made our conversations interesting, to say the least.