Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Of course he got a laptop...

...and a new fancy phone with email, a private office, lunches out downtown and a trip out of town. Usually business travel is unexciting - dreadful to some - but no, not for Chris. He's going on a private jet, bringing his golf clubs, attending a meeting or two (between sushi and drinks) and then ending it all with tickets to the Monday Night Football game in two weeks.

I'm not jealous exactly. I'm not sure what I am. Probably just angry that I'll be planning a bake sale (seriously), for the club I advise, so that we can continue to contribute money to needy families in our school. I know, I know. I'm in an extremely noble profession. I help people. I change lives. Blah, blah, blah. Some days I just want a corner office with a view, a coffee maker to use that someone didn't bring in from home, and more than 28 minutes for lunch.

I'm thrilled for my husband. He deserves this extraordinary, new opportunity. He's worked for years to get to this point. Some days, however, I just wish that my profession had more solid validity in our country. I know there is a bumper sticker that says something like this - "What would happen to the military if it were funded with bake sales?" I think that sums up my feelings pretty well.

I know we need to protect our country, resources and other countries, but I just dream of a day when this country could wholeheartedly support its children. How many issues and problems would disappear if our children were properly cared for and educated?

Ok - no more soap box. I'm just mad that I don't have a laptop nor access to blogs during the day!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

I was thinking about the same thing the other day. Mark, my boyfriend, moved here about a month ago. He's smart, well-educated and what job can he find here? One that pays $10 an hour and has no benefits. Sometimes small town living isn't all it's cracked up to be.

But I'm really glad to see you're back. I would miss you!

mamalife said...

I've seen and love that bumper sticker also. Much as I love my non-glorious job, I too have days when I'd not mind that private jet and corner office ;)

Neesja said...

I agree. I appreciate all that you and all educators do for our children. Thank you for not taking the corner office.

PS: Welcome back!

Anonymous said...

You are still cracking me up! Guess what I saw yesterday? A guy picking his nose in the car next to me. Kinda sad that it made me think of you (you and your fab blog!). Glad you are back in action. Chris' job sounds AWESOME (at least the perks do). What is a job perk???

Meg said...

that last anonymous was me. :)

Kbreints said...

YEAH! I am glad that you are back! I agree with you competly about our schools and teachers... I think that you would be hard pressed to find a person to noat agree-- but to find a politician to back us... that is another thing.