Friday, May 1, 2009

I know I shouldn't, but...

I'm doin' the happy dance! The CDC has told our head of school that we have to be closed for 14 days since we had a student test positive for the 2009 H1N1. I don't know what all this will mean for us in the long run, but right now I am happy as a pig in a mud puddle! We're supposed to return May 14th! No AP proctoring for me next week! WooHoo!

I kinda think this flu thing is creating a bigger panic than is necessary, but I do understand that we need to be careful. Some people never wash their hands (yuk!) and I've been around people that never cover their mouths or even turn their heads when coughing. I went to nursing school (never got to finish, drat) and that's where I learned the importance of good handwashing techniques. It really does make a difference in the control of some germs.

Since I was off yesterday I went for a haircut (just a trim) and today went to get an oil change in my car. It was so nice to leisurely get some things done during the day. I didn't have to wait even 5 minutes either day. In Houston you have to wait for everything if it's after the workday ends. And Saturday, well, you can just imagine it, can't ya?
Hooray, it's Friday! Hooray, all in my family are healthy! Please take care of yourself and your family during this high stress flu thing. Wash your hands and drink plenty of water!


  1. Yaay! All I know is that you're getting a much desired break & that's good for your health. :)

    Hope the precautions keep the flu numbers down in Houston.

  2. Wow - a two week paid vacation! Very cool. Just wanted to say how much I love the graphics that you use.

    What would I do with an unexpected two weeks off? Hmmm, the mind boggles....

    Enjoy yourself!

  3. Enjoy your free time! I hope that nobody you know gets sick!

  4. Enjoy the vacation! And stay healthy! :-)

  5. Your doing the "swine flu boggie". I think your right about the over reaction, but hey, if it got me 2 weeks off paid...I would just smile wave, smile and wave!!

  6. As the mom of a high school teacher, 2 weeks off would be a wonderful treat for him. Unfortunate it had to be tied to the flu, but what the heck? Here in Iowa, we are refusing to be scared by the flu. Our economy kinda depends on a steady stream of pork eating people. And, believe it or not, some people are afraid of the pork products.

    Oh well, stay well and enjoy your time off. Have a little fun.

  7. Talk about a silver linng! My brother called from Dallas and said they were shutting down schools around Ft. Worth. We have had only one confirmed case in Georgia, but she actually lives in Kentucky and was here for a wedding. Two more suspected cases, but nothing confirmed. I hope they are making a mountain out of a molehill.

  8. Wow. That is kind of fun (not for the person sick but...)! You will have so much time to bike, and maybe take some pictures??

    Yeah. A little overboard with the panic over the flu. The flu, no matter what strain, kills millions of people worldwide?!