Sunday, January 15, 2006

Hurry up Spring

I am not sure why but the hardest part of my year are the months of January, February, and March. The days drag out and seem never ending. I hate going to work. Work is well......... like work and not the job I enjoy the other months of the year. I can never catch up on sleep and the weather is either too cold or as the case this year too hot. Maybe I should just go hide in a cave for these months, but then I would be fired and my wife would worry. At least I get some 4 day weeks, but I am now learning days off really aren’t days off. They are just days everyone else throws back in your face and they justify low pay and even less respect. You’re a teacher they say. You get four day weeks, summers off, spring break, Christmas, and Thanksgiving off. You have the greatest job in the world. Which I would agree, most of the time my job is great. I just hate it when my job becomes work. As I am sure we all do.

And remember “obstacles are those terrify things you see, when you take your eyes off your goal...”

Henry Ford

Monday, January 09, 2006

Back to Work

Even though I went back to work last week, this week is the real test. Sometimes I really question why I teach. This is not uncommon for most to question if what they are doing is really what they want to do in life. The only thing that bothers me is when I have these thoughts on good days. Like today for example, nothing went wrong, and it was just your normal everyday workday. Yet, I am sitting here really not wanting to go back tomorrow. Maybe, I am just tried. I guess I will just have to trust that God has me in the right place.

And remember “Try not to do too many things at once. Know what you want, the number one thing today and tomorrow. Persevere and get it done.”

George Allen, NFL coach

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

I forgot.........

I almost forgot to post my "wit and wisdom" of the day:

"I'm especially grateful to Coach Dickey for giving me so much time to study during games."

Thom Clifford, Florida reserve back, after receiving academic award

Back to work

Today was my first day back to work. Of course I don't consider it work if the kids aren't there. Was busy this morning getting grades finalized and then we had a meeting. You know those pep talk type meetings about coming together as a team etc.... Was not that bad of a meeting for lasting 2HOURS!!!!! So, I am very happy I got to work early and finished my grades before our little meeting. I spent to afternoon figuring out lesson plans and all that jazz.