Monday, November 10, 2008
A new week is upon us and I am ready for it. I went to Physical Therapy because I was told by those who have had the knee surgery that it was important to do. The time there was long...an hour and a half, split between assessments of the movement of my knee and teaching me leg exercises to do at home. At the end of the session, both therapists said I was in great shape and that I appeared to know what I was doing given the exemplary responses to all the pushing and shoving they did. Well, I should be! I'm a jock! I may be an old jock, but still...once an athlete, always an athlete. Anyway, I don't have to go back! Woo Hoo! I do all that stuff anyway when I walk Sheba or watch TV. So I will stuff the co-payment cash into my pocket and spend it elsewhere. On another note, I am applying for substitute teaching in the area. My tutoring business has plummeted given the recession and I need to stay active and gainful, so why not? So, to sub for a school and be paid minimum wage, I have to cough up $60 for various clearance checks. Are they kidding me? I'm 62! Are they afraid I'm going to fall in love with one of the 6th graders and marry him? (Remember that one a few years back?) Child abuse clearance (yes, I abuse my child just ask her...she called me Sargent all through high school), Criminal history clearance (yes, I am a criminal, just ask my boyfriend when he catches me sneaking a cookie from his cookie jar), and Fingerprinting so I get recorded into the Federal banks...just in case I decide to become a felon. I am joking, of course. The system needs to do all it can to protect the children and I am all for it. I am even willing to give them $60 to prove it.