Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Just one of those weeks...

This week started out fine. With an additional day off on Monday, due to the blizzard, I felt ready and rearing to get back into the short week prior to Christmas break. I felt that I was pretty much caught up on paperwork. This was supposed to be an easy week of fun activities because we all know how motivated kids are 4 days prior to a 17 day Christmas break...

It's amazing how fast that good feeling can go south.

Meetings, meetings, paperwork, talking to doctors, parents,evaluations, sitting down with teachers individually, paperwork, alternate assessment, IEP's, ... How does it pile up so fast? I feel like a chicken with my head cut off. Honestly.

Add Christmas shopping, another holiday party, trying to wrap gifts, and somewhat organize my house to prepare to host Christmas this weekend with my parents, sisters and brother-in-law.... and it starts to get overwhelming. How are you supposed to enjoy the holiday season when everything feels so rush rush rush?!

Sometimes, I just wish there were more hours in the day. Period.

2 more days.

Hopefully my next post will be a bit more positive.... I am still working on putting together my goals and ideas for 2009... stay tuned.

Today's Workout:
Swim - 1600M

25 comments:

Firefly's Running said...

Thanks for sharing the snow with us in Chi-town.

Melanie said...

hang in there, once the busyness is done, you'll also be able to enjoy the 17 days off :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

busy time of the year. very hard to slow down and enjoy. :-(

Badgergirl said...

A 17-day break? Lucky kids. And lucky you! Enjoy it, sounds like you've earned it.

IronGambit said...

I only wish there were more hours in the day when the day is ending !

Michelle J said...

Al your posts are possitive girlie!!!

Stay warm!!

Brianna said...

I hope it slows some for you during the break so you can enjoy it! I remember those days - each day was a whirlwind, for sure!

Nicole said...

Hang in there!

D10 said...

Hang in there. Just think only 2 more days!!

Lily on the Road said...

You are doing GREAT! Just think, a new house, 17 days to enjoy family and friends...

Big Breath, you'll be fine and enjoy your busy schedule, it means you have a job!!

;^)

Mendy said...

I'm starting to feel the rush, rush, rush too. I've got a list going for the weekend so we don't forget anything at all. Crazy!

In a few days, you'll be all smiles and ready to have a great, enjoyable time with your family!

Kita said...

It won't be long and you will be in the middle of celebrations and all this prep work will be worth it. Hang in there and enjoy the ride.

Wes said...

In answer to your question... By being the rock, and not the river :-) Hang in there chica!! 17 days is a LONG time!!! Woot!

Chad Sayban said...

I know Julie will agree with the made rush for teachers the week before Christmas break. You're almost there.

BeachRunner said...

Hang in there.

Jess said...

The holiday preparation and end of term stuff can really wear you down, but I promise, in a few days, all that stress will melt away, and then you can just relax on break!

Ms. Math said...

I hope things calm down for you soon so you can sit back and relax!

N.D. said...

I hate when that happens. Almost done for you! We're in till Tuesday. I stopped being motivated LAST week!

Laurel said...

Oh girl, I so hear you. I was just wishing for more hours in the day yesterday.

You're doing great. You'll have a wonderful time with your family and it will be all worth it.

robtherunner said...

I hope the week panned out for you. It sure does pile up fast. We added an additional 3 days to our break due to snow in our area. Of course that just means will have to make it up.

Nat said...

Hope you are surviving the snow in ND and that your weekend is going better!

Annette said...

Happy Winter Break! Sounds like you need a little down time. Try to refresh and recharge!

Runner Leana said...

It happens to all of us, especially at this time of the year! Hope you get some time for you in the next bit!

Danielle said...

Oh I so know what you are talking about. The holiday season is such a rough time of year. I wish we could ditch some of it...

Jess said...

I hope you enjoy the time off...sounds like you need it as much as the kids!