Okay, I just deleted a long and rambling account of my crazy (or as I like to call it, because it was super crazy, - my cra-crazy day). I was reading it over and making sure it all made sense and thought, nope! you don't really want to hear all the nonsense and stuff that went on today - tea spilling all over my desk and floor and papers - students wanting stuff from me right and left - how do mom's do it? Oh, yes, they only have 3 or 4 kids wanting things all at once, not 15-20. I swear, I think they all got together and decided to ask questions all at once. I even threatened to scream at one time and a student told me to do it. I didn't this time, but I have before. It gets their attention and makes them realize they are driving me crazy. I had about 60 work related e-mails all wanting me to send something, fill out something or just post something. Some even wanted me to do some things next week!! Then there was a fire drill! (our second one in two weeks. Are we going to have one every week?) How do they expect me to teach these two dual credit courses in the 15 week semester we have before Christmas and get everything else we do in there done? I only have 13 weeks left and I haven't even started the course work yet. It's a good thing some of this was taught in last years classes and I can just re-fresh their memory on part of it. I hope they retained it!
When a sub walked into my kitchen to get some ice about 2:45 this afternoon, I was talking to a maintenance man about my pilot lights (that is a totally different story from earlier this week), while I was trying to get the tea in my room cleaned up, get the students papers turned in, the video re-wound - the machine kept kicking it back out, the mop washed out, the pantry stuff put away, the food out of the fridge, lids for the coffee/cocoa cups for the kids, and everything else done in that last few minutes before the students left, because I had to leave within a few minutes after them to go downtown to turn in some paperwork, I just had to laugh.
Okay, I know I told you I wasn't going to tell you all of what happened and I didn't. Truly. This was just a little bit of the chaos that happened today. I didn't even leave school when I planned, but did make it downtown to turn in the paperwork before the end of the day. However, leaving the building, the heavens opened up and poured. Yep, that about sums up the kind of day it was. Actually that was just a part of how the entire week went. I hope next week goes much smoother.
On the bright side, I did manage to make another chicken pin cushion and a little bag from just playing around in the studio. I hope to spend several hours in there this weekend de-stressing from this past week. That is after I roast the 25 pounds of Hatch green chili's I got at Bountiful Baskets tonight. What was I thinking????? Anyone want a pound or 5 of green chili's?