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.

9 comments:

Beth said...

It does seem a little excessive, but considering the constant stories I see about cases like you mentioned...I suppose it's necessary. Sad, but true!

Rose said...

Obviously, it is necessary with past history of abuse in the schools and our children surely need to be protected.

I'm sure you and other teachers don't mind the testing.

Hugs, Rose

Alice said...

It's good to protect the kids and I'm glad you're doing so well. Can't keep a good jock down very long, huh? :).....

Janie said...

Raining here in Kansas and 50 degrees. Suppose to rain most of the week. :( Yes, I agree about therapy. Glad that you are doing great. Some women are really nuts, aren't they!!?? lol Hope you have a blessed day. Janie

Searching for Peace said...

Good luck on your job search. I am sure you will find one soon. I hope things get better for everyone financially. I know alot of people are suffering. : ( I pray that the new president will help straighten up the big mess. he sure has alot on his plate...hugs, Christine

Lucy said...

It is to bad that this world has came to that. In my day???? it was not even thought of. Glad your knee is doing so well.

Tracy said...

glad your doing so good! hope you have a good week. hugs

Paula said...

Sounds like you're up and at em'. So glad to hear it but don't over do it.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hope you pass all the checks and get to sub :o)