I spent last night planning, prepping, and grading. And I spent this morning basically preparing for the week. Laundry, cleaning the apartment, grocery shopping, reorganizing my clothes (summer stuff is gone now), and then my family came out for lunch.
I don’t think they like coming to visit me in the city. It can be a long drive with traffic, parking is difficult, and the restaurants are more expensive.
And there was awkward tension between Lou and Daryl. Lou is pissed at Daryl for not only doing drugs, but getting caught with a joint at school. Daryl is grounded until “he can be trusted again.”
Zooey also came out to lunch with us. She had a lot to talk about. Her firm does physical therapy for a professional hockey team and she has a crush on all of her clients now.
My mom’s job is in jeopardy. There’s a rumor going around that they might close her store. I wouldn’t be surprised. She works at JC Penny, but that strip of stores has been slowly declining over the years.
Lou’s not too worried about it. He got a raise or a promotion and thinks they can get by without my mom working. Really? Then why can’t he help me pay down some of my debt, huh?
That’s basically it. My mom kept asking me how work is and I feel like I have to keep up this facade that I love teaching, but that my first year is just going rough. I don’t think I do love teaching. But I can’t tell anyone. Every time I think about quitting it just makes me want to cry.
Anyway, Zooey and I are going to go out tonight. She keeps telling me that I need to get laid. She thinks if I have sex it’ll ease some of the stress. She might be right, but I’m not really in the mood.