Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Lumberjack by day, Working the Chain Gang by night

So, when I sit down to blog, I can never think of anything witty to say. Perhaps it's the feeling that no one reads my blog. Although, now that I think about it, that's not entirely true-my friend Carrie posted on my facebook page that she read my blog once, so somone out there has read my rantings before.

For the first time in a long time, I feel more like myself. I'm not sure if I'm getting burned (or is it burnt?) out with my job, but I found that I was being very cranky and negative quite a bit at the end of the school year. It took several days once school ended to feel the irritation leave me, but it feels like it has finally. As further proof, I can walk by the school supply section of Wal-Mart and not even think of going down the aisle to look. As I'm sure you don't know, I'm a "crayon sniffer." As soon as fall school supplies get put out, tend to find myself traveling up and down the aisles like a hunter seeking his prey.

Summer finds me becoming a different person. Each holiday of more than 2 weeks is like a mini-honeymoon for me. David and I are both teachers so it's nice having the same time off. That makes for a stressful school year since we both can get caught up in the stresses of daily school life (although I have to say this is more me than him.) David has some major plans for the house this summer....demolishing and rebuilding the carport and adding a side porch. I've helped him with breaking concrete and dumping the dirt he's digging. I'm not much for sweating or hard physical labor, but I have tried to be helpful. We work a lot at night since the heat can be horrible. I also helped David with a tree he cut down at my parents' house last weekend. Check me out---I was a lumberjack! I become more domesticated around the house, cooking, cleaning, and what not. There are so many things I'd like to do around here but can't find the time during the school year.

I start back to graduate school next week. I'm hoping that I'll learn something useful and not fall apart due to stress. Hang in there...it's going to be a wild ride!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

ahh!! I'm a crayon sniffer too!!