I'm feeling whiny, pouty, and very much like letting loose with a whiny chorus like my middle school kiddos are famous for. Today was the first district inservice day for my school. We had PD again tomorrow, and open house is tomorrow night. Opening day is Wednesday. We got a new dress code TODAY. Now, I really don't have a problem with the code. It's basically a "no" list, and nothing on it is anything that is unreasonable. In fact, most of it seems like common sense, which some people lack, apparently. Of the items on my list, really only a couple of them really make a difference for me on a regular basis, and two more are things that are rare items. But to tell us TODAY? And for it to go into effect NOW? That would have been something really nice to have known during the summer when I actually had time to shop . . . and before I bought some of the wrong things. It's not like I live in a large town where stores are readily available. If I were lucky, I might could have found something 20 miles from here. Otherwise, I'd be heading 50 miles. We bought school t-shirts to wear for open house tomorrow. We were going to wear them with jeans or khaki pants. Most of us had matching flip flops for the t-shirts. So . . . no t-shirts, no flip flops, and no jeans. Plan B with the outfits. I bought a pair of brown tone on tone pinstripe dress bermudas to wear on the first day. (paired with heels and a blouse) The bermudas had a matching jacket, but they didn't have it in my size. No shorts. Plan B on the first day outfit. I swear to you that those are things I don't even wear that often normally. Who knew that banning so few items from my wardrobe would have cause me to be such a big whiny butt?