Miss Bennett in the Bay

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Jan 26 2010

Rain, Rain, Go Away

When it rains, it pours.

That has certainly been true here in the Bay Area for the past week. We’re experiencing that classic Bay Area winter- a few weeks of rain, followed by spring.

Rainy day after rainy day is making everyone nuts. When kids get wet, the extra crazy comes out. I believe that their energy reserves are water activated. If you’ve ever been to a water park in the summer, you know what I’m talking about.

But that figure of speech also applies to the amount of work once has to do, and the work is certainly pouring on me right now. I have taken on more responsibilities at work and now I’m in charge of a math data project. I’m very much enjoying it, but it is causing many more deadlines to occur much more quickly. I’ve been working late every night for the past couple of weeks (at home, but still) and the next round of report cards and conferences are right around the corner. After that we’ll have a big push before the CST.

Sigh. It’s a never-ending carousel ride going at 100 mph. Are all jobs like this?

I’m also getting into the thick of wedding planning. This weekend we are hoping to address and send out our save the date cards, which is no easy task.

And, in the interest of feeling like I have more of a life, I’ve booked several weekend trips this winter, both near and far. I’m booked clear up to the beginning of March. I could cancel some of these things, but then I would just do more work. And one thing I realized before Christmas break was that I could literally spend all of my time just working, eating, and sleeping, and still not get everything checked off my list. So, it’s about priorities. Get the things done that must be done, and then take time for myself. Because ultimately, a sane teacher is an effective teacher.

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  1. good for you

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