What a week this has been. Last Friday, I had a meeting with my P to discuss my future job position in the district. I was 100% expecting to hear that I would be pink-slipped (I'm on a temporary contract and had seen in writing that ALL temps would get pink-slipped). Instead, my P said she was happy to have me and would have at least an 80% position for me for next year!!! I am so happy and relieved to know I am not just getting my same job back, but that I will be on just one campus next year instead of split between two like I am now! I was also honored to hear that my P is happy with the work I'm doing, that everyone has put in a good word for me and that they really do want to keep me Then on Wednesday, the VP came to my room and asked to see me in the hall. I thought I was in trouble for something! Instead, there was my husband. My heart stopped for a moment since I knew it meant something bad had happened. It turns out that his father had just passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. He caught a plane hours later to New Orleans where his father had been traveling when he passed. The last few days have been kind of a blur, very surreal. I have continued teaching like nothing happened, but I'm on autopilot. I haven't said anything to my colleagues other than to notify them of my absence for the funeral in 2 weeks. It is just still too shocking and I can't find a way to say it to anyone in person yet. We just lost my husband's mom a year ago and I think part of me just isn't ready to go there all over again. Anyway the other post about honesty on this thread made me realize that I am more comfortable posting about this here than talking to my IRL colleagues for now. We are on spring break now and I think once I've had a chance to process I will be able to tell them what I'm going through. It's just been such a roller-coaster that I need time to get my own thoughts in order before I can share them in person, if that makes any sense.