Thursday, June 5, 2008

.... No more giving dirty looks.

I know I'm not a teacher, but you know that saying:
"No more Homework, No more Books, No more Teachers’ Dirty Looks"? Well, someone needs to make one up for the teachers (and their assistants), because who knew what a relief summer is to those who work in a school. I guess I had never thought about it before. Boy, am I relieved.
School's been out for nearly a week now and I have lost all motivation and self discipline (what little I had anyway). I had amazing plans starting with the first week off. I was going to exercise every day. So far, I'm zero for four. I was going to "spring clean" and scrub a room a day and since I was going to do the family room and dining room as one room I was going to have a sparkling house by the end of the week. You know, top to bottom, left to right, wiping everything including baseboards. So far, I did scrub the bathrooms, which look amazing, and I tidied up my room and cleaned out my night stand, purged my dresser and closet and I washed one window, and Becky washed the other. But I have yet to dust and vacuum anything in the house. Oh, and I did spend an afternoon helping Sam purge his toys, still not done yet.
There is a huge fear lurking in the back of my head. I'm going back to work in 2.5 months and it's going too fast. So today I have shut down for a few hours. I went and "cleaned out" the Activity Days closet at the church, but since then all I've done is lay on my bed.
Also I have worked two mornings at the Rec this week and I'm changing my evening to Thursdays so I get to go to the Rec and work again tonight.
So far, not the summer I pictured.


Meesa said...

It sounds to me like you have gotten a lot done. Maybe just try to pace yourself. At least you made some goals. My only goal was to not have Thomas watch TV all morning and I am 0 for 15. He has already been done with pre-school since the middle of May. Can you and Sam come over and play? Love ya, Melissa

Reno Wells said...

Did you get a new calling?

Jeanna said...

Yea, did you get a new calling?

Plus, it sounds like you got some stuff done. I get all down and out when I am not productive for an entire day, but being super productive for even 15 minute can make a big difference.

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

Don't be to hard on yourself for your lack of discipline. It's hard being a working mother and when you have some precious hours to lay about doing nothing, I say relish it. The dust will be there tomorrow.

And it sounds as if you have been productive. Also house cleaning counts as exercise!

Kim said...

I'm sorry things haven't gone according to plan but it sounds like you've done a whole lot more than I've done this week.

Studyvin Says said...

Before I started back to work, I hated summer vacation. In the fall,I greeted the school bus with signs and cookies and kisses. But since returning to work, I live for summer vacation. I usually set one big goal for myself (paint a room, read certain books, etc) and then I don't worry about anything else. This summer I have Youth Conference, Girl's Camp and an AP workshop to attend so between all that I probably won't get a project done. I'd like to paint my new kitchen but it probably won't happen--maybe over Christmas!

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