I know you won't believe me, but I'm not excited about being away from school that long. OK, I am excited - but more for the opportunity to have a few days to really buckle down on all the work I have to do. I know - there's that word again....work. **Insert eye roll**
I swear, if I had a dollar for every time I mention the word "work" I'd be one very rich woman. I'm kind of sick of it being the most used word in my vocabulary. I bet I couldn't get though a single day without uttering it at least 6 times. Geez.
So, today I'm going to be observed while I'm teaching. No biggie, right? Oh yes - biggie. It's a formal evaluation - the big kahuna - a practice run of what I'll go through when I apply for my teaching license. My stomach is a little on edge right now - well, that's definitely an understatement. I must of swallowed a flock of seagulls in my sleep last night, and right now they are trying to find a way out. I wouldn't mind butterflies - butterflies 'flutter'...how can there be something scary about a word like flutter? I'm not feeling fluttering - I'm feeling full on scratching, clawing, tilt-a-whirl belly flops. Not really sure why I'm this nervous - it's not really like me to get this way. I'm just ready to get it over with - then these damn seagulls can go back to where they came from.
After work I'm going straight to the track. I didn't get there last night. *Warning* Lame excuse is about to follow: I stayed at work to discuss my lesson for today with my mentor. We hashed out some changes and some ideas for me to use. I got caught up on a mountain of paperwork that I've been putting off. I did some reflecting on my lesson plans. I look at my watch and it's already after 4. I know what you're thinking..4? Whoopty doo. Most people are still at work. Well, my school gets out at 2:30 - so giving myself some credit, I'd already stayed almost 2 hours late. I looked at my gym bag. I could hear the tears from within it - as it realized I was going to leave it sitting where it was for yet another day.
I don't know what's wrong with me. A good run would have probably been great. I didn't do it. Oh well, no time to wallow....I will go tonight. Then, after my good run, I will be heading home to prepare for my 3 day adventure....my getaway...yes, I will dare to say it: My mini vacation.
I will be cleaning out my car, packing my bags, getting my GPS directions ready to go....I can't wait...no, really, I can't wait. I feel like the kids in the Disney World commercials - I want to jump on my bed with excitement.
OK - so I don't know if it's the nerves or the excitement that is making me ramble on and on - but I have to stop NOW. Time to get ready for
"Sometimes it's OK to sweat the small stuff - as long as you're prepared with a towel to wipe it away.."
Till next time. ;)