Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Madness

I love Spring! The weather is perfect, flowers start blooming, daylight hours start increasing, and the end of the school year seems so close!!! I love teaching, but boy do I love my teacher breaks and vacations.

Unfortunately, though, this is the most hectic time of the school year for me. Most of it I brought on myself through stipend and non-stipend(darn budget) positions. It seems everything I do peaks at this time of the year: testing coordinator, yearbook guru, and 1/2 technology position (guess which half!). Also, we are in crunch time getting ready to go to science camp (we are always in the middle of at least one fundraiser), and the end of the year activities for 6th grade start looming.

Stress Stress Stressed out!

I do enjoy each of the additional responsibilities I hold, but I do reserve the right to moan and groan about them when they all start piling on top of each other. At some time during this time of year, I come home nearly in tears and eventually fall into tears when my dear husband asks me what is going on. He always knows just the fix: quit the stipends. Don't do them next year. Give it all up!!?? What? Never. I just need to vent. When will he learn to just listen and not try to solve things?

I can do it. I will do it. It will all work out just fine.

After all Spring break is just 11 days away.


  1. Yep, you CAN do it!
    You just need to give yourself permission to be 90% instead of 120%.

    And, in eleven days, things will be much easier. Just think: You get to set the alarm clock for whatever time you want!

    Hang in there!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  2. Oh husbands! I find with mine (who is one of the sweetest men in the world), it's sometimes not even worth venting. :) I feel the same way as you do right now about a lot of this! Kim is right, 90% is good enough. Keep your chin up and keep on keeping on.

    I'm jealous your spring break is only 11 days away!!! :)


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  4. Husbands are just clueless in my area. My hubby looks at me and says "you need girl-time, not husband-time. No go and find a girl." Then he packs up all of the kids and heads to McDonalds which forces me to find a girlfriend to vent to. He has also been known to call my bff and say "HELP!" LOL! I know you can handle this!

    Think, Wonder, & Teach

    1. Oh that's awesome! What a great hubby you have.