Thursday, October 28, 2004

feeling better?

What a loaded question! Now that I am back at work full time after a start to the week I can only describe as a haze, people keep asking me if I am feeling better.

What should I say?

If I say yes, they go on about their merry way with a that's nice or good for you. However, then they expect me to be my "old self" who can multi-task a dozen things on a good day and be relied on to volunteer for more before I'm finished. Besides, it's not quite true. I suppose I am feeling better but not great, and not totally normal.

If I say no, they want to hear details and judge for themselves just how sick I am and should they continue to stay near me. They give me astonished looks and say go home, or are you taking anything (medications I presume)?

What I'd like to say is none of your darn business. I'm here, I'm working, now don't bother me. I don't think that would go over too well.

Maybe I should launch into a long winded description of exactly how I feel from moment to moment so they can hear all about the times when I feel good, and how quickly it can change. I highly doubt they really care that much, or would ever ask me again how I am doing so that won't really work either.

ho hum.

I suppose after the weekend everyone will forget I was sick and stop asking. I guess I can make it through another day!

On the good side- It got me an extension on grad class final project! Hooray!

Monday, October 25, 2004

I have the flu

Thank you to the US government who took away my flu shot this year! Nevermind the fact that I work with slimy icky kids all day every day.... nevermind the fact that I have a toddler who can't go to day care when she gets sick, so our family is financially influenced...

I have the flu... full blown... leaving out the TMI section! Brianna has the flu. Hers is a little less full blown due to the fact that she got a flu shot before the shortage was discovered.

Regardless, ours is now a house of puke and tylenol!

Enough from me for today. Like I needed one more think to make my busy life harder!

Monday, October 18, 2004

who's who in my life

I thought I would post a little bit about the people in my life in case you stumble across this blog and actually want to know what the heck I'm talking about.

Brianna is my daughter, born 6/20/03
Adam is my husband of over 5 years
Jamie is my sister and probably the only person who checks this blog
Julie is my mom
Phil is my dad
Ian is my brother-in law
Heather is Ian's wife, my sister-in-law
Hannah is Ian and Heathers daughter, born one day before Brianna
Howard and Denise are Adam's parents, my in-laws
Eddie and Tamara are Adam's other siblings

another weekend gone...

So it was another busy weekend, but a fun one! We had a great time at "Pumpkin Fest" at my husbands school, but it took up our whole day, and more than one day's energy. Sunday, we had a visit from Ian, Heather, and Hannah... which is always a good time. I bought lots of fun stuff shopping! and we had a great evening.

However, another weekend is gone and IT'S MONDAY AGAIN! I have piles of laundry that are threatening to collapse my laundry room floor, I didn't get any work done for school (ok, that might be a product of my inability to focus more than the weekend events), and I have several errands that I meant to run that never got done.

Oh Well! I guess life will go on and I will get the important things done as the week progresses.

I can't decide which would be better... should I make my weekend more busy so I can relax on week days after work, or should I try and get more done on week days so I don't feel so rushed on the weekend?

It's a never ending cycle of fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Why do I bother?

Well, I said I would be back on Tuesday and it is now Wednesday. It's just been another crazy couple of days. I am actually now sitting in a class/seminar I signed up for and I'm supposed to be copying pictures off the internet into an i-photo slide show. This is moderately interesting but I don' t really think it is aplicable to my classroom or will I have the time to use it. I have even less time to try and teach this too my students! I don't know why I sign up for these things, It is definetely not worthwhile most of the time!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Another not-so-good day

Today, technology kicked me in the butt!

My lesson bombed, the computers the kids are working on have been kicking them out of the internet server and having to be re-started every 10 minutes.... well thats fine except that 5 or 6 kids get kicked out at the same time and there is only one of me to give directions and deal with the panic!


I'm looking forward to this three day weekend in a way you just can't imagine! (mentally it's a four day weekend since tommorrow is one of those famed teacher institute days... if your not a teacher, you don't know this but institute days are just an excuse for adminsitrators to bore teachers to death so we know how our students feel everyday!)

Anyway, so I won't be here (mentally or otherwise) until Tues.
To anyone who checks this, and Jamie I think that's just you, have a great weekend and be happy!

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

I don't know whats wrong with me!

So, it's day 2 of my blog and interesting to me at least.

Nothing is going right today and it's only 8am. I was late to work, I almost didn't get the computers I needed for today's lesson because someone else made a mistake, My lesson is going to go well anyway because I'm going to have to rush it, or scrap it.... hmmmm... thinking...... anyway! AND- Worst of all--- McDonalds, and the pop machine at work, were out of diet Coke! How can McDonalds be out of diet coke? let alone the same day the pop machine is out! On top of everything, I have a potentially nasty parent meeting later today, a staff meeting after work, and I have grad class tonight. Thats not really a bad thing, just not really a good thing to add to my day either.

So besides all that, I'm in an excellent mood. We'll see how I feel about 10 without any caffine but for now, I'm happy. I had a wonderful hug from my daughter today. And she blew me a kiss as I was leaving. (this is a big thing as it has taken us months to teach her that!)

I hope that everyone's day goes better than mine, but that you are just as happy.

Tuesday, October 05, 2004

First Blog Post!

Welcome! I can't believe I started a blog!

It's not like I have any free time on my hands, I just seem to like avoiding the work that is piling up on my book shelf to my right.

I am a mom, and a full time teacher, and a graduate student. When I am not studying for class, or planning a class, I spend what little time I have chasing around the most beautiful baby I know.

It's what I always dreamed of. I love it, and I hate it, and I wouldn't change a thing. (unless you count things like winning billions in the lottery!)