23 years of school teaching and counseling may end today. I find out yesterday that my seniors are graduating. This tells you the intellectual and professional ethics of my now former boss. I race to the graduation at 6:15 to find all the graduates and faculty in gowns. My friend and colleague runs to find me a robe. I throw it on, and am firmly placed on the stage with the other two teachers. During the speeches, my boss and his boss talk. All through the speeches. All I did was one time lean out to give them the Ms. V. stare, because I am appalled, and hey. What are they going to do…fire me?
The above photo was taken as I was leaving to get in my car. I turned just as they were throwing their caps. I may have just attended my last graduation as a faculty member.
I know that something will happen as a result of this. I am fighting to keep my house, to stave of the creditors, although they are starting to line up outside of my door. As a fellow blogger said to me in a note: “I would be crushed if I did to someone what he did to you…knowing that your children will be on welfare, and you will be losing your home.””
Too bad, not everyone is a good guy.
For today, Kim and I ran 4×400’s. Running is saving my life and my sanity. We had a great mile out and back, then 1.5 miles of running the track.
I call CharlieBob, because I’m going to the Modesto Tweetup tonight. He is emailing me the next four week’s workout. I call because he said I have to call if I’m going to miss a day. After 4 weeks, we have done every training, and like Billy said yesterday: As soon as I signed up and trained, I became a runner.
I like that.