today after school we had another meeting. i went to dinner with kim afterwards & i didn't get home til after 7. then i had to pay bills. then i graded three sets of papers. have three more to do, but i'll do that tomorrow during p.e. & library (i hate getting behind on grades & i grade most things. my thought is, if we're going to do the work, i'm going to assess it. which sometimes leads to a lot of head shaking & wondering aloud "how can i fail them more?") this meeting (we also had one on friday afternoon - the day i'm tracking on, hence getting behind in everything) was another fantastic meeting. just on things that i needed a refresher course on - stuff i've been exposed to before through some class or another, but either have forgotten why its important, or in some cases thrown stuff away cause i wasn't using it & got sick of moving it. oh, the joys of going off track & into storage. sometimes i throw stuff away that i shouldn't. ok - the point of this post is: i'm exhausted. working out is draining me. eating healthy is quite unsatisfying. diet dr pepper ain't doing it either. (i'm so tempted to stop and get a big ol' drink in the morning with the good ice) school's kicking my can. my kids are good, i'm enjoying them, but i'm feeling like i can't get on top of things - caught up if you will. i like being on top of things. i need to be caught up. i'm a self proclaimed organizational freak. i might not be the nicest teacher in the world - but i'm organized & well planned & i know where my junk is. usually. today i spent about 15 minutes searching for a paper that i needed - a whole sheets worth of grades. when i finally found it, i burst out into song. my poor students. they truly have a freaky teacher.
i don't mean to sound like a complainer. i'm actually really glad i had both of these meetings - they're motivating. and i'm enjoying being back at school with my friends. i had a chat this morning with a teacher that's new to my school this year, who i'm quickly finding myself liking more and more - friends are good. i just need to go to bed tonight before 12 & not wake up at 2 worried about something stupid, or being perplexed from one of those dreams that happen when you just have a lot on your mind.
*keep your fingers crossed i get up in the morning to get on the tread.
*say a few prayers so that the gas station has the dr pepper syrup properly taken care of, else i might have to deck someone.