Friday, January 30, 2009

Funny, Silly, Girl

Brianna has such a personality! Sometimes it bugs me and sometimes I have to hide the laughter behind a well timed cough...

Yesterday, she informed me that she had "The Cold". I said, yeah, mommy has a cold too. She replied with... "Mommy, I have the whole cold, you can't have any."

This morning, she was eating breakfast and drinking a glass of milk, a normal day. I heard her sigh, "Ah, this is my kind of milk!". (And she's right, we do keep 2 types of milk on hand. We call the soy milk "Grant's milk" and the skim milk "Brianna's milk".) It did sound a bit like a woman with her first glass of wine after a busy day.

I love that little preteen wannabe!

Monday, January 26, 2009

too busy to write

In the last 2 weeks, since posting...

Student teacher started working with me.
Trying to train her and do my job.
Wrote proposal for a "new job" within my school.
Quarter ended with subsequent piles and piles of grading.
Flag team practice just about every day with one 14 hour competition.
Lost competition but will learn from the experience.
Kids are fine, growing, changing, playing, etc.
Adam hurt his neck and now goes to Chiropractor 3x a week.

Is that all I did.... feels like so much more!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Will I ever get my work done?

I am about a week (or slightly more) behind in my grading. It's embarrassing, REALLY!

I can't get ANY work done at home with the kids around and wanting attention of all things.
I can't get any work done on my "plan time" with all the socializing to be done and stupid emails to be forwarded.

Available time at work is spent working on self-induced projects that have nothing to do with my students, planning flag routines and contests, cleaning my classroom in some vain attempt to convince myself that if my classroom were cleaner I might get more work done in it.

I keep hoping things will get better but I don't know how! Tomorrow, things get even busier for a while. Tomorrow, I begin working with a student teacher.... I'd like to start by saying it's an honor to even be chosen... Thank you to my fellow nominees, to my coworkers, and to of course my family... I couldn't do it with out you!

In all seriousness- I am very excited by this but it will change everything and while that seemed great a couple months ago when they asked me- now, I'm not so sure this is the best time. I won't regret it but I will be further behind (if that's possible) for the next few weeks. UGH!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


This morning I forwarded a silly email to some friends. In less than 2 hours, 2 of my people responded one of which was Jamie. Jamie's friends then copied me on all their responses... still in that same 2 hours. It was a series of about 10 emails.

I just want to tell everyone I REALLY appreciate the e-mailtainment! My students are watching a movie I've seen about 100 times and I am procrastinating on SO much work! You guys are the best! Love it!

Monday, January 05, 2009

Back to School

There is something about being a teacher in which you never really grow up.

Remember when you were a kid and you had this sense of melancholy about returning to school after a break? On one hand you want to see your friends and socialize, on the other hand you don't want to actually have to pay attention and get up early.

It's the same for the teachers!