Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I feel like I haven't had time to check in--and that's because I haven't. Last week I worked 4.5 days and then left on Friday for a women's retreat on a ranch in East Texas. It was a good experience and I even rode a horse for the first time, which I enjoyed. (I chickened out on the zip line.) But after I got back on Saturday night, we had church and a Super Bowl party to go to. All that sounds fun and it was but I didn't have time to do everything I usually do on the weekend. I then went back to work on Monday. I was supposed to sub the second half of the day for the teacher going on maternity leave, and spend the morning observing her classes and planning ahead for when I show up to take over. Instead, a lot of teachers called in and there weren't enough subs. I ended up subbing in other classes, then running back to Mrs. S's class when they did find a sub. I subbed in the afternoon for the Pre-AP English I classes. I had to go to the grocery store after school and I was exhausted last night. It doesn't help that I've been waking up an hour early the past few mornings.

I don't think I should go into all the details here, but things are still tough here with the business and adding nervousness about doing a good job in this position isn't helping. I would be thankful if you would pray for me.



  1. Sorry things have been stressful, I'll toss up a prayer on your behalf, absolutely!

    I think you're going to do fantastic at this job, really truly do. Best of luck for when it begins!

    I heard from a Vice-Principal today for an LTO ("long-term occasional" read: Mat leave) I applied for that I really want to get, she wants to arrange an interview time with me! I'm subbing tomorrow for that very teacher whom I'd be taking over for, so I'm super excited to see what the kids are like. I'm prepping like mad right now for my interview, I want this job SO badly! Interviews can be so stressful!

  2. Me too, Alli...but I'm back in the thick of things, too...glad you enjoyed your horseback riding...its the one thing I miss the most.

  3. Busy weekends feel like a death knell for a working mom's sanity. It's why we've sat out on socializing so much over the past year or so -- there just isn't time on the weekends to have fun AND "do our chores" (as I like to call it), and chores must get done for the good of the entire family.

    I'll say a prayer for you to get through what I know is a difficult time. If there's anything I can do, let me know!

  4. I am sorry you are having such a stressful time. I will think of you, keep you in my prayers.

    Many hugs!