Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Not sure I know what a "weekend" is.

So this weekend was crazy busy. I went to my parents' house to watch General Conference, and literally HALF of my backseat was FULL of work materials - 2 laptops, a big file box, a little set of file folders, a stack of baskets with junior high French homework to grade, and my school bag with books and materials to plan more lessons.

And none of it left the car all weekend.


And please don't get me wrong - Conference was GREAT! Playing gospel bingo with the niece and nephews was...fun. ;) Being with the family was fantastic! But it was just busy.

And then yesterday I realized that, no, really, I'm sick. So I called in sick to a meeting at the junior high and a class observation at the university and basically sat on my couch all day. And it's too bad that life goes on, even when we are sick. I mean, I can't get a note from my mom saying, "Please excuse Mademoiselle from having to teach today. She was too sick yesterday to prepare lessons." Uh, no, it doesn't work that way. And even if I were to call in sick, I would still have to prepare the lessons for the sub.

All of which means that last night, when the drainage from my nose kept turning on and off like unto a faucet, I was up until 2am preparing for school today.

See, isn't that what weekends are supposed to be for?? Aren't they supposed to be a time to sit on your couch in your pjs and catch up on life and breathe a little and maybe do laundry, or grocery shopping or something else around the house? Well, I did that yesterday, ladies and gents, and I am glad that I did, but I am still sick, and I still need to catch up, and I'm getting tired of having every weekend s'dang FULL! I need time to breathe and absorb the fact that what I am doing IS my life, and I just don't have time for it! I think I have just gotten spoiled over the last few years of having so much of my schedule under my control, and being able to pretty much do what I wanted when I wanted. And now I have 7th graders expecting me to teach them French every other day. :)

So maybe just consider this the 2-yr-old-attitude rant of a 30-year-old woman. :) I'll get over it. :)

And now I will pack up and go to my other job.


Katirocks said...

Hi Marg, it's your cousin Kati! I'm actually relieved to hear that everyone has crazy days. Not that I don't feel for you, because I totally do. It's just nice sometimes to hear that you're not the only crazy one.
I'm sorry your weekends have been so looney. I decided a long time ago that sleep is underrated. So, I get most everything done late at night, that is why the good Lord invented 24hour super walmarts!!! He understands!!
I hope you get to feeling better! Take care - Kati

Katirocks said...

Hey, I just read back a couple of entries. I know you have tons of friends, and I'm just your cousin. I just have to say, I'm alone 90% of the time. I know I'm married, and have kids, but with Scott's travel I'm always alone. I would love company. I wouldn't ask you to babysit, I a big fan of take out on the floor in front of a good movie (after the kids are in bed). I'm used to being my own buddy, so if you're EVER lonely you can always call me!
Love ya tons!

Katirocks said...

I would also love to have someone appreciate the food I make. I end up not even cooking when Scott isn't home. The kids don't care, so the next time you need a meal I would love to cook for ya!!
I promise I'll stop writing now.
love ya

Janell said...

Life does go on. Where's the pause button?

Gospel bingo! That so totally rocks. I was joking with some of my brothers friends that a General Conference bingo ought to include "spot the Asian woman choir member," "spot the black choir member," and "spot the black choir member who has the really dark hair and the mustache."

Glad to see you're back and moving about.

Heather from One Woman's World said...

You are SO allowed to rant. I just have to say that I agree: it so sucks that there is no calling in sick for teachers. It's more work to skip a day than to drag your behind into the classroom. Let's talk about pre-made sub packets. You need some!

NoSurfGirl said...


OK, I remember being shocked when I first left home to discover that, when you leave home, and get sick, there is nobody to take care of you.

It's further shock to realize that, in the real world, when you get sick, you're expected to do a good job anyway.

And then you become a mother, and you realize that, when you get sick, you're expected to do your job and take care of someone else.

Hope you feel better soon. Try Jeff's Lemon Ginger Blast-- it helps. Or if you're not that crazy, garlic/cayenne pills help. Just eat something first ;)

Kari said...

Marg-you are crazy. I wouldn't mind a sick day now and then too. I wish weekends were for sitting in your PJS on the couch. Wouldn't that be nice!

owlhaven said...

Sorry you're feeling blah. Here from Lauren's

Mary, mom to many

Anonymous said...

I miss "it goes a little something like this" =C

cancercrusader said...

WOW! i can sooooooooooooooo relate!!! Perhaps not to the fact that 7th graders are expecting me to teach French every other day, but to the fact that I don't have anytime for...my life, much less breathe! Fortunately, my dear, we are in good company. Take comfort! Love ya, Danielle.

PS: if you uncover the secret to balancing/juggling it all, please do share! ;)