Wednesday, August 12, 2009


This week is my first week back to work! My lovely summer is over! No more lazy days for me! Up early. Rush out of the door. Put happy face on to work with 15 other people. Workshop after workshop after workshop. I managed to make it two full days without feeling overwhelmed. Then, last night, it hit me. I almost lost it completely. I had to call a friend and vent for a bit.

Kindergarten orientation is Friday morning and we haven't have one single second to work in our classrooms. Our principal scheduled a workshop ...Every. Single. Day. By the end of the day today, I wanted to claw my eyeballs out (instead of listen to things I have heard over and over and over) and we still have three workshops to go. NOT GOOD. I am trying not to cry about the fact that I will be at school ALL DAY tomorrow and tomorrow night so that I can get my room ready. (Should I mention that I already have a parent conference at 2:00 on Friday AND that we have a FAMILY PICNIC at school on Saturday?) AAAGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!

So here I am at home. I am sitting on the couch preparing for a nice long walk that I hope will restore my soul. I am going to try and ground myself first so that I might actually be able to hear the birds and smell the grass.


1 comment:

kendalee said...

Wow, that does seem like workshop overload! I wonder what the principal is thinking ? Isn't the point of going back a week before your students so that you can get your classrooms ready without being frazzled before they arrive?

I really hope the walk worked its magic and that you do manage to breathe your way through this. Some days it's the best that one can do! I know how you're feeling and I'm sending you strong and happy vibes... and a BIG cyber hug! ♥