Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blogging Failure

So. My last post was quite a while ago. There really is no GOOD excuse for my lack of documenting the wonderful events of my life. It will be quite sad some day when I actually get around to making a hard copy of all of these posts and realize that months at a time were never written about. Now, because I have let all the fun, witty posts pass me by, I have nothing to write, so this will be my lame attempt at posting, just so I can say I wrote something. Here's a couple things:

1) We spent a wonderful Christmas with my family, and I took about three photos the entire time I was there. Somehow, a Christmas post without photos just didn't seem exciting enough. Then, by the time I decided I should post about it anyway, photo-less, the fact that it is now the end of January really makes a Christmas post seem anti-climactic. (Kind of like the Christmas cards I was going to send all of you that never made it to the post office. . . Sorry about that, folks. You still may get a Valentine's Day card if I muster up the energy to send them.) We had a grand time in Utah this year. We ate. We slept in. We ate. We were spoiled with some fabulous gifts. And we ate some more. Even now as I type this I crave the Cafe Rio that will not be mine again for months, and months, and months.

2) I've ended another semester as a high school English teacher. I think one of the main reasons I haven't posted much this year has been my extreme negativity about my job, and knowing that there's only so much I can complain about on a public forum without somehow getting fired, so there you go. I'm worn out and frustrated. Enough said. I still love teaching, but teaching somehow seems to become less and less of my job description as the months tick by, which is hard to explain unless you've ever been an employee of the public education system. If you haven't, I'm sorry that I can't elaborate. If you have, you know exactly what I'm talking about. The good news is it appears that I kept my bad attitude more concealed than I thought. On my evaluation forms this year most of my students said they appreciated my positive demeanor and how happy I always was, which made me feel a lot better about the entire situation. The new semester will start next Wednesday, so I guess it's time to just put the things I can't change to the side and enjoy the things I can.

There you go. A couple of thoughts to compensate for the thoughts that have been neglected around here the past few months.


  1. Don't you just get nervous for the future being run by those kids??? I seriously shudder. There's NO WAY we were that bad. Is there?
    Hang in there chica.

  2. Have I mentioned how much I admire teachers? My dad was a teacher and it is such a hard job, but I'm sure you are doing an amazing job even when things are tough. Even now we have people telling my mom how much of a difference my dad made in their lives as a teacher. I'm sure you are making a difference as well!

  3. We are failing together my friend.
    I miss the good 'ole days of daily writing.
    And sleep.
    And time in the bathroom sans children.

    Hang in are a wonderful teacher!
    Just ask my kids...they adore you.
    I. do. too.

  4. Yes... we have missed your blogging! It sounds like you had a good Christmas and good luck with the rest of the school year! I wish I could make you feel better on our rides home from school! Good luck!

  5. Brittany3:43 AM

    I know the feeling! I can now see why so many teachers quit after their 3rd year. I'm starting to realize that no matter how much my classroom management improves, the behaviors that drive me crazy will always be there, every year. So frustrating!!

  6. I feel for you. I cried when I had to come sounds like you get new students in the new year? Lucky. Alas, teaching a full year class means the same crap heads that I had last semester will be with me for another 5 months. On the up side, so will the wonderfulness that is my A3 class...

  7. Yes, as a public school employee I totally understand! Our new semester began after MLK and the new start is great - but stressful as well! Way to hide your negative feelings - students seems to have a talent for seeing through almost everything.


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