Thursday, October 11, 2007

Avoiding Lesson Planning

Most of you have probably stopped checking our blog at this point, which is totally understandable, but I promise we’re not dead.

I’m swamped at school—between the kids who lack motivation and any life-skills and parents who only excel at enabling their children and making my life a living hell (October has not been my month and it’s not even half over), not to mention the lesson planning, grading, parent-teacher conferences, meetings, seminars etc, etc it’s good enough that I’m still breathing. Most of my nights after school are spent lesson planning or trying to emotionally recover from whatever happened at school, and the weekends are spent grading what I didn’t get to during the week. They tell me that it gets better after the first year, but at this point I’m disinclined to believe them.

Drex is staying busy with school and trying to keep me focused on the good parts of life—like him, the mohos and other such things.

We enjoyed seeing many of you over Conference weekend and at the Matis’ this month, and we hope to see more of you, if only things will calm down.

I know Drex has some more substantial posts on the backburner, he just needs to find some time to get to them. In the mean time, I’m going to steal Gimple’s idea and make a list of things I love because a: it will be therapeutic for me and b: it’s getting me out of lesson planning :D

  1. Drex (I know, gag all you want)
  2. The mohos
  3. Sleeping with the window open when it’s cold outside
  4. Listening to the rain
  5. Reading a good book
  6. The smell of new clothes (but not the shopping for new clothes—that part is icky)
  7. Good food
  8. Massages
  9. A good hug
  10. Homemade caramels
  11. Moms
  12. Turning my alarm off on Friday night
  13. Going to dinner with friends
  14. Laughing so hard it hurts
  15. Pay day
  16. Yellow roses with pink tips
  17. Playing softball in the rain
  18. Helping people
  19. Learning
  20. A clean kitchen
S.

4 comments:

Romulus said...

I don't know how teachers do it. I was teaching a girl violin, and she was just a little SASS! I wanted to whack her hard! I can't imagine having multiple ones at the same time...

Calvin said...

Sleeping with the window open! Oh, I do love that.

Marmoreal said...

any woman who loves playin softball in the rain is a fine woman indeed :)

Gimple said...

You are such a copy-cat whore! I still love you though...