Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Still in an Easter Mood


Is it too late to cross stitch an Easter chart or too early?! lol I was looking through my spring freebies and found this. It is called Easter Love. I got it at Trail Creek Farm, but when I went to check and see if I had the correct address, I couldn't find it among their freebies. I guess I have had this for a while. But if you want to see the freebies they have now, go to www.trailcreekfarm.com and click on Special Offers. I'm stitching this piece on 22 count Hardanger and doing it 1 over 1. I haven't stitched anything on this small a count in a long time, but I am really enjoying it. I have to stitch the flowers around the egg and the words,"EASTER LOVE." I'm going to make this into a little pillow ornament for next year.
I'm goiing to put aside the fireman teddy for a while. I went to the Cole's Quilts site and they have changed the due date for this square. It's not due until July, and I have another square due May 15th. I'm going to start it as soon as I finish the little Easter piece. This square is Winnie the Pooh. I'm really looking forward to stitching him.
Yesterday was a BAD day. I had a substitute job at one of my favorite schools. I got there early and found the classroom and had everything all set up for the day. It was an 8th grade class. Then another teacher came in and told me I was supposed to cover for her instead because she had to go to some meetings in the school. I had subbed for her before and her classes are AWFUL. So I had to go to her class and try to get myself all ready for the day and it was time for school to start, which really adles me! The kids came in very loudly and would not settle down. She didn't leave very good lesson plans - just for them to read silently! They were rude and made crude noises, etc. Nothing I did settled them down. I took 2 of my anxiety pills, but they didn't help. I called for an administrator and told him what was going on. He took one girl, but after he left, it got worse. After another half hour of this, I sent another note to the administrator. He came again. I stepped out into the hall and told him I was not supposed to be in this class originally and I was having major problems. He asked if I wanted to leave and I said yes! The last time I had subbed for that teacher, a class later in the day was worse than that first one and I knew I would not make it through the day! He said he would get someone and I could leave in a few minutes. Then I broke down and tears came. I couldn't stop it. I sat in the class with the students laughing at me for about 10 minutes. Finally, the administrator and the lady who handles the substitute program for the school came back. I told them I was sorry, but since my son's death, there are some things I just can't handle. They said no, that they were the ones that needed to apologize. They said that teacher did not have the authority to change me to another class. The lady over the substitute program said I was still at the top of their list and she would definitely continue to call me. She even offered to drive me home. But I went to my car and cried for a few minutes and was able to make it home. Then I went to bed. That teacher's classes are the only ones at that school that I have had such major problems with. I have learned that if the teacher does not have good discipline in the class, they will really be horrible for the sub.
Well, have to go! DD and I are going shopping for her a dress. Her cousin on her dad's side is getting married Sat. So DD wants a new springy dress to wear. Of course, she will also need a new pair of shoes! Pray that we can find one quickly! I don't enjoy shopping! (I know - I'm the only woman who doesn't like shopping! But if you don't have much money, it's really not much fun!) Although, I do love shopping for stash! lol Have a happy day and may God bless you!

5 comments:

Jenna said...

Don't worry, you're not the only woman who doesn't like to shop. I don't really like to, either. :) I'm sorry that you had such a rough day with that class. I think that you should be upfront with the substitute coordinator for that school and just tell her that you cannot sub for that particular teacher because her classes are uncontrollable. Maybe someone should take a closer look at her...

Carol said...

Sending you a hug. Someday those kids will grow up and feel terrible abut their behavior towards you, at least a few of them will. Take care!

Lili said...

I'm sorry to read this, Vicki! This class does sound horrible!!!
I don't like shopping either, Vicki... And I agree it is even worse when you have to be careful with the money...
Thanks for the link towards Trail Creek Farm! Pity this lovely egg is no longer on their site though... you've done a lovely job.
Take care!
Lili

The Silver Thistle said...

That awful that they were so mean to you and laughed. That's rough. If there's any justice, that teacher will have to put up with them every day from now until the end of term.

Hope you get better classes from here on Vikki :D

{hug}

Cheryl said...

Oh what an awful class {{HUGS}}