Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm sooo....

(Tune from West Side Story "I'm so Pretty") I'm.... so.... bu-sy. Oh, so busy. I'm busy and wizzy and hay.....

I know wizzy is not a real word, but as we all know from Dr. Seuss it is not the word, but the rhyme that is important.

I would like to apologize to my vast readership of 6 people for my significant absence from my blog. The last couple of weeks I've had to get our upper grade reading program going again (with a major overhaul that I'm hoping will make it better) and I'm the chair of our School Community Council. Gosh, there is more to that assignment than I thought.

The principal and I had a meeting a couple of weeks ago to discuss teacher incentive pay. Yours truly will be one of 4 parents, who, in partnership with the principal, will decide which teachers get incentive pay and how much they get.

This will be done on a Professional Development day when my kids are out of school. I'm working to get Wendell to take that day off and do something fun with the kiddos while I'm stuck at school for 4+ hours making sure that most of the teachers hate me.

To make the best decision possible, I am supposed to attend collaboration meetings for every grade. This is held on early out Mondays for 1 hour. This would be no problem except that my kids have to be picked up from piano lessons and my babies have to go down for naps while I do this. Seven times. Or more, preferably, by Feb.

Meanwhile, some stupid law maker decided that SCC (School Community Council) needs to post their agendas one week before the meeting not one day before the meeting like last year. So, by tomorrow, I have to have next month's agenda ready and I'm already behind about 5 emails. (One to the lady who didn't come, one to the whole council to read the minutes, one to the teachers in charge of the Math committee to find out while the scores have tanked between 5th and 6th grades for the last 4 years, etc.)

So I haven't blogged. I haven't told you about our trip to Seattle and I never finished telling you about the last three days of vacation to San Diego. And I've meant to post more "10 random reasons I love Wendell" just to make my blog icky. But alas.

I've still got a poster board to make and receipts to submit and newsletter articles to write. So off I go. Don't know when I'll see you again, but having repented of my lack of blogging, hopefully it will be soon.

8 comments:

queenieweenie said...

Oh honey...I'm feelin' for you AND I'm right there with you! Who knew life could be this busy.

Shaharac said...

You are overbooked. You need to 'just say no' I am bringing you dinner on Monday, hopefully each Monday you have to be at the school. I can't help with your overloaded jobs, but can help with dinner. Other than the fact that you have little people who are demanding of your time, you are the best person I could think of for these jobs. The school is very lucky to have you. It's like a full time job, on top of being a mom full time - only you don't get paid.

Lara said...

Hey I don't think you counted me as part of that 6!!

zippy said...

Life as a mom never lets up does it? Hang in there, and don't sweat getting behind in your blogging--we'll all be here happily waiting to hear from you and will continue to cheer you on. : )

Emma said...

I have a huge problem with saying yes to things I really don't want to do (not that you don't want to do all these things) but I definitely find myself overbooked on a regular basis. It's hard to balance everything. If I don't keep somewhat busy, I get bored and dissatisfied, but if I do too much I go crazy. I think being a mom makes balancing everything much harder because you might have planned out your day to perfection, with plenty of time to get everything done, and then BAM!!!! you have a sick child, or a blowout, or even just grumpy children and it all falls apart. Good luck getting everything done! I'm thinking of you!

Jenna said...

Lara, of course I counted you!!

Suzanne said...

"vast readership of 6 people"? I believe this is comment number 7...

Ka-ching!

I've been lazy about blogging, too. It's okay. It mixes things up. Keeps people on their toes. And lets you do things in real life that really need to be done... like catching up on episodes of The Office, and eating more cookies.

Suzanne said...

oh wait, but one was from you... so that is 6. Sorry. Have a cookie.