Thursday, October 22, 2015

Geese in Flight and Dogs That Bite


Oh, kids. It's been a rough month for me. October always has been, for whatever reason. This year I've been plagued with  a new job at my office that has been confusing and not at all what I was hired for originally, migraines and a cold and just last weekend I crashed in my race on Saturday and bruised my butt so badly that I couldn't run until yesterday. See? Cyclocross can literally be a pain in the ass...


Because of all of the really bad things that have happened to me in my life, I know that these are really just  annoyances and not tragedies and I am as lucky as a girl can be..But just because I'm tired of being cranky, I have been trying to read as many novels as possible for escape, and tonight I planned a special date after work for John and myself at Apres. I'm sure tapas and cocktails will make everything all better, right?


And now for something completely different...I know this has nothing to do with the rest of my post, but my daughter told me that one of the old school,  male science teachers scheduled a field trip during finals week and it conflicted with her test. He called to bully her into changing the date of her final. Since it was the only day she could have it, and hers is a class required for students to graduate, she refused. The science teacher then went to the principal and told him that Coadster sure was assertive for a girl and wondered if she had been in the military. The principal sided with Coadster and they worked out a solution, but seriously? Are we still in the 1950's? Ugh. I suppose the good thing about all of this, is that I tried so hard to raise my girls to be assertive and strong-willed, and mostly they used it against me when they were younger. It's nice to see it working against someone else and FOR Coadster. Way to assertively adult, daughter!

5 comments:

Todd said...

Good for her. You have to learn to stand your ground in todays world. To bad about the crash, :-(

Churlita said...

Thanks. Eh, it's all part of cyclocross...Especially when you aren't very good at it, like me. Ha ha.

A said...

Was she in the military? Ohhh that's rich. No she is just a , but can she get veterans preference in employment now?
Great story - October is verrry long this year, someone threw in extra weeks I think.

NoRegrets said...

That's insane! Good for her for standing up.
Did you choose this new job?

Churlita said...

A., I know. I hope our Octobers don't turn into crappy Novembers. Yeah, I can't believe that old guy thinking. If a 23 year old "girl" is assertive, she must be in the military? Weird.

Nor, No. I work for the university. They tell us where they want us to go and what they want us to do and we go there and do it.