Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sometimes you have to say "no"

I was supposed to have choir rehearsal tonight. I decided that I needed to get some other things done and I didn't want to feel overwhelmed. I was at school until 5:30 and didn't get home until after 6:00. I had to make supper and I just now finished so I would have had to rush to get there. I still have laundry to do, papers to grade, rosaries to price and I want to be able to go to bed at a decent hour. I wouldn't be able to get any of this done if I went to rehearsal. I also knew that I wouldn't sing very well at an early morning service after two long days of a speech tournament.

I've been working on CX debate files this week. I'm helping a team get prepared for the tournament on Friday and it is very time consuming. There's so much to have in order to compete. It can be very overwhelming. I hope my students simply survive. Luckily they are in novice debate. Friday will be 1/2 a day for me as I'll be leaving around 10:30 for the tournament. Saturday will be all day except for a diocesan choir rehearsal for a few hours. That is mine and Josh's birthday. We'll be spending it at the tournament again this year. I hope I make enough in rosary sales to pay for us to go out to dinner on Sunday evening.

Well, I better get some laundry started so I will have something to wear at school tomorrow.


Leann said...

Happy Birthday in advance!!! Otherwise I'll probably forget and I don't want to forget such an important day.

mapiprincesa! said...

My baby girl turns 6 on Sunday, so this weekend she is in good company! Feliz cumpleaƱos a los dos.

Good for you for allowing yourself a little time for the mundane chores. Priorities can be so hard to establish, but you seem to understand your limits, a self-knowledge most people wrestle with. My washer is FINALLY fixed so I have been back on the laundry front lines again today. Get some good rest tonight.

Lynette said...

You live such a hectic life, don't beat yourself up when you can't do it all. My daughter was in debate for four years, and I judged even after she graduated. Debate is such a great way to build self confidence and research skills.

Andrew said...

Whew, you are so busy. I wish I had so much to do. I bet you wish you didn't. That's the old grass is always greener on the other side conundrum.

I was thinking of Prison Pete today all day. Thinking of what he would do with the freedom I have and it inspired me to start trying different things. Thank you for introducing me to his blog. Take care, hon. And I hope you get home at a decent hour tonight.

Anonymous said...

"sing very well at an early morning service after two long days of a speech tournament"

Hmm, just have a cigar and a decent swallow from the jar - there's joy evrywhere ... :))