Tuesday, September 05, 2006

What a day...

I've yet to meet a teacher happy to be dealing with kids again after having all summer off. And while Cathy has been admirable in not going "I don't wanna" every day for the past few weeks, it was not a happy camper that I sent off to school this morning bright and early.

However, without getting into details, the day has been more...stressful...than might have otherwise been anticipated. The first day back was a tad on the rough side. And to add to the fun, I had to be the one to break the news to her about Canjet. Cathy being the good girl that she is had her tickets home for Christmas booked back in July. All that's happened since then is Canadian North/First Air had a seat sale during the period she was flying (thereby meaning she spent a couple of extra hundred dollars) and today she found out that Canjet has cancelled her flight.

Oh, and good luck getting through to Canjet on their 1-800 number today. We tried a couple of times and gave up. We'll try again in a day or so.

She's already booked another ticket home, this time using Westjet, which is going to cost a couple of hundred more than with Canjet.

So yes, not a happy Cathy today.

However, as I type, a voice calls out from the washroom saying, "no matter how crappy the day, it's amazing how a hot bath a glass of wine can make it all feel better."

I'm sure more than one woman reading this blog would agree with those sentiments.

3 comments:

Laurie said...

Its very true that a bath and a glass of wine can sooth after the most stressful day. When I was teaching I ended many a day with a bath (the wine was only for weekends and truly heinous days).

J Consortium said...

I am definitely a woman who agrees with that sentiment. Us folk in Rankin and Iqaluit are lucky that we don't have our own water tanks (and the GN pays our water bill) so I can take as many guiltless hot baths as I want without worrying about running out of water.

Jason Hickman said...

However, as I type, a voice calls out from the washroom saying, "no matter how crappy the day, it's amazing how a hot bath a glass of wine can make it all feel better."

I'm sure more than one woman reading this blog would agree with those sentiments.


It definitely goes for men too, though I'd substitute a good single malt, neat, for the glass of wine!