Balance

Well. I officially forgot I even had a blog.  For the first time in a while, I’m not doing anything work related on a weekday night and am not at the brink of a coma exhaustion.

So, hi there! Salutations! Greetings!

Since I last blogged (erm… over two months ago…),  a few things have well… PILED UP around here:

  • Started a new school year with (as of yesterday with a new friend) 23 fabulous 2nd graders.  They are a great, sweet group.  The best part of my job.
  • And if you think that’s a weird statement considering I am an elementary school teacher, you poor misguided soul.  I’ve (along with many of my wonderful coworkers) been staying a many a night until 6 p.m. working in my classroom.  Not getting ready for the next day.  Getting ready for evaluations (another blog for another day on a private blog space where I can-oh, what’s the word- vent- about our current education legislation), working on data, responding to emails, and all of the other “what nots” that have to be done that doesn’t happen when I have said 23 7 and 8 year olds under my care.
  • Recently marked 3 months of marriage to my wonderful hubs– in some ways it’s hard to believe and in others it feels like much longer (I mean that in the most adoringly way, dear husband).
  • Tried different recipes
  • Burned a few things
  • Thrown out many things
  • Success at a few too! (ie- tonight’s cornbread!)- Success in my book consist of two things when it comes to food that I make: 1) It’s edible 2) It’s not over or undercooked.  It’s a bonus if it actually taste good.
  • Applied to Grad School for my Master’s– GULP- with hoping to start in January if all my paperwork gets processed.  Adding that to the mix makes me want to vom, but I think I can, I think I can…
  • Turned 23.  Whoopty do!

Now that August is behind us (and all of God’s people said Amen), I am hoping for the title of this post: BALANCE.  Nope, it is not referring to my terrific hand/eye coordination.  It has been work, work, work for weeks now. Being in my classroom from 6:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m. can make for a less patient teacher, cranky wife, a too busy friend, and a stressed lady.

I’m not even going to touch how those with children handle being a teacher right now. I think I would crawl under my bed and hide like Kevin in Home Alone.

This probably sounds very COMPLAIN GRIPE COMPLAIN YADA YADA YADA, but make no mistake- I am a very happy and blessed gal. I’ve been relying on this verse a lot, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.” Philippians 4:6.  Amazing how God’s word just kind of puts everything in perspective.

I’m just thisclose to making this face in the mirror: