Have you ever felt like you had so much to do you simply sit down and do nothing? That’s been what my weekend's been like. Now don’t think I’m talking about cleaning, or washing the car or planting flowers or anything constructive like that, oh no – it’s just that I have so many things in my head I want to write, they all seems to be crashing together and nothing it being accomplished. Help! I need someone to help me organize my thoughts and then help me set priorities.
I have several ideas for post I want to write here. I have a fiction story I’ve been meaning to write for Fantasy Friday. Cassie is telling me what’s going on in her life and I’d like to get that written up for her while at the same time I’m trying to edit a book about what she was doing six years ago. I try mindblogging about one thought and suddenly it blends with another until I confuse myself. I know, I know – first world problem, as Mollie would tell me, but it’s still a problem to me.
I am enjoying the peace and quiet of an empty house – Nick, LJ and Mollie are all off doing the things they enjoy the most, I have all the time in the world to write, yet all I can do it think of what I’m not writing. Quiet hours, not really – Badass and Wimpy are chattering, I’m thinking of the emails I’d like to send and the blogs I want to read and comment on, Cal and Megan are fussing because I haven’t continued their fictional story and of course there’s dear Cassie, my constant companion. What am I supposed to do? I could get mad and walk out except for the fact they'd all come with me.
Ah well, I suppose my thoughts will sort themselves out in time. Let me bring you up on a couple of work related issues. As the school year began I told you I was now teaching social studies, and that the curriculum for my grade had been changed to ancient civilizations. And that was all we were told. No new books, no curriculum guide, no further suggestions. Next week we are having a statewide end of course test on this material, what material is that exactly you might ask? Well if you do ask I hope you get a better answer than any of us did, which for the most part was simply a shrug. But they’ve written a test for the course. So we asked, could we see a sample of the test so we’ll know what it was you wanted us to cover. At least we got an answer – the answer was no. Can you say frustration?
And one last thing, do you remember Miss T, one of my new partners? A few weeks ago she just didn’t show up one day. Teachers just can’t do that and after calling and calling her apartment the principal and the custodian drove out to see if she was all right. She was, it seemed that after a late night partying she was just overly tired and slept through her alarms and the subsequent phone calls. Hmm… but, that’s not the strange part. Last Thursday she came up to Megan and me outraged that the perfect attendance list for teachers had come out and she wasn’t on it! After all, she told us, she had only missed that one-day when she had over slept and she didn’t understand. Again, hmm… earlier this year we had to explain to this college graduate, this teacher with 6 years teaching experience, the difference between ‘fiction’ and ‘non-fiction’ (she honestly did not know). I suppose now we’ll try to explain the definition of ‘perfect attendance.’ Some of this stuff you just can’t make up folks.