Saturday, May 17, 2008

Drain the swamp. Drain the swamp.

I am looking forward to our family vacation.

That said, I still need to teach four more weeks, grade a few more (lots more) papers, complete a big batch of NCLB-related paperwork, complete a full set of progress reports, and clean/straighten/ close up the classroom.

And... help Amigo with his homework. Keep track of his finals schedule, figure out his transportation for that week, and get him there and home on time.

Move La Petite home from school. This might not be as bad as it's been in the past, since she's not living in a dorm any more. She has a year lease on the apartment, and most of the furniture and other large items will stay there. We'll just have to move her mattress, her stereo, her clothing, her shoes, her rabbits... well, maybe it will be a big trip after all.

And then, when the school year is actually over and I've locked the classroom door and left it behind, I need to get the family ready to travel.

One of Husband's many sayings is this: "When you're up to your neck in alligators, it's hard to remember that your goal was to drain the swamp."

I think I need to rephrase the first sentence of this post. I will look forward to vacation the day we leave and everything else is done. Then, and only then, will I be able to breathe freely and easily. I'll be ready to leave my own "swamp" behind.

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Blogger Annie said...

I just wanted to tell you that I just found your site and I am finding it really interesting. I have started my own composting (in Las Vegas of all places) and I am loving it. It is a bit of a challenge though with the desert heat. You have a really great blog. Thanks!

5/17/2008 10:45 AM  
Blogger said...

Ah yes. The eagerness for summer... I look forward to it, but really look forward to when the planning stages are over and the fun can begin.

5/17/2008 1:36 PM  
Blogger Club 166 said...

I just checked out the link to the post with the pic of La Petite's shoes.

You'll need one trip just for those.


5/18/2008 9:32 AM  
Blogger S said...

it's always as we're pulling out of the driveway that i take a deep breath and think, "now, now, i am on vacation."

and the hours and hours of preparation are forgotten.

it's kind of like labor and delivery that way, LOL!

5/18/2008 4:31 PM  
Blogger Insane Mama said...

I'm actualy afraid of summer, what am I going to do with my teenager from hell?

5/18/2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger Flea said...

I know exactly what you mean. Don't forget to unplug the coffee pot!

5/18/2008 8:22 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

I always say I need a vacation from my vacation when I get home!

5/19/2008 12:53 AM  

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