September 17, 2012

How Is Your Life?

Do you ever feel like you can't get caught up no matter what you do and nothing seems to be going the way you want it to?

That is me...and it has been me...for the last ummm... well... I'm not sure how long.  

Perhaps it's because I don't quite feel at home in my classroom yet.  I can't seem to find what I want and then when I can't find it...  I end up practically tearing the room up trying to find it.  

Perhaps it's because I am frustrated with the light that projects onto my Smartboard.  It is so dim that the kiddos can't see it and who knows when I will finally get a new one...even though I have asked about it over and over again.

Perhaps it's because I didn't get to go on vacation this summer.   I really wanted to go to Washington, D.C. and the East Coast...but it just didn't happen.

Perhaps it's because I signed up to be in the Bell Choir at our church... and it is way way harder than I ever thought it would be...and I find myself practicing with my TV remote controls.  (I had to stop practicing tonight because my husband came home early, and I don't want him to think I am going off the deep end singing the sounds as I play the remote controls.)

Pehaps it's because I'm overwhelmed with all the blogs I am following and there is no way I can keep up with them.  

Perhaps it's because our computer lab is such a joke!!!    20 computers with only about 10 working. However, only 5 of them had headphones that the kids could hear out of.  What a waste of my time.

Perhaps it's because I think I am really late getting all my 1st grade testing done ...  I feel like I probably should stop everything and get them scored ... but ... well... I just don't want to.

The list could go on and on...but well... I have to leave not so I can go make a complete fool of myself at Bell Choir Rehearsal.    :)


  1. I think we all feel overwhelmed at times...hope things get better soon=)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Hey just like what your banner says "beautiful ending"...when you come across all these negatives, there too will be a positive! Hang in there! We are all probably feeling the same way! ;)

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

  3. I was there all of last year it seemed like. It will get better!! Hopefully sooner rather than later :)

    Apples and Papers

  4. Hi! Thanks for sharing your heart. Every time I think I'm in the groove, something knocks me off track. I, too, hope we find a balance soon!

  5. As my mama says, "This too shall pass." It WILL get better :)

  6. Perhaps it's because you are that type A personality and you (we) sound like this every year. chill. Relax. Calm. We get Monday off!! And fall break is just around the corner.
    Love ya!

  7. I've been there NUMEROUS times. I think with teaching it's a never-ending To Do list, which I've had to learn to accept since I like to complete before beginning. And I know how frustrating things are with things you can't control completely. Just prioritize realistically and knock each one out as you can. If it's out of your hands, let it be. Do what YOU can. :) Like others have said, it WILL get better.

    ~ Ms. Apple Blossoms
    Apple Blossoms

  8. I know the feeling. Sometimes something has to go. (If it makes you feel any better, I won't be offended if you can't keep up on all the blogs. It's hard to keep up especially this time of year.) Take care of yourself.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  9. I know exactly what you mean. I'm doing a maternity cover until April in a new school, new grade level and no matter how much time I put in, I'm always behind. I think I will probably get the hang of things just when the job is over!

    Try not to do too much......I did and now I'm sick in bed after running myself too thin.

    Here's to better days!
    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  10. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, leaving a comment and following me! I can't tell you in how many ways I can relate to this blog post. I feel like i can barely keep my head above water. Thanks for making me feel like I am not alone!
    Grella Monsters