Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Back in one piece

I left the show around 11:30 and we got to the airport shortly before noon. We had to go through miles of lines in order to check our bags. Luckily, I was able to print our boarding passes early so we were in the "A" group. Once we got through all the lines and security we had lunch (overpriced Burger King). We had to wait another 45 minutes or before boarding. The flight to Denver was pretty crowded. I was completely scrunched up against the window. I'm not a small person, but fairly average sized and can sit in my own space in the seat. I had maybe 1/2 of it as I was pushed up against the window. I was flying back with someone else from the show that came from Canyon and he is not necessarily obese, but a rather large framed man. He moved over to the middle when someone else wanted to sit in our row. Thankfully after Denver, the flight was not very full and we could space out again. I finished another skein of yarn on Josh's afghan. I have one more to go.. I think. I'll see how it looks when I add it.

Today at school was a nightmare. O.k. maybe I'm exaggerating slightly. I don't know how to get it all done. I have to plan several upcoming trips and balance my budgets and there's just not enough time. I also got a not so great report from my sub which makes it all the better. And I heard that sixth period have been talking inappropriately in Spanish in my class so I tried to enforce a "No Spanish" rule which makes it difficult when one of the students can't even speak English (and I'm certain that he's one of the major instigators of the inappropriate conversations.) I just want this semester to be over. I had to leave right after school today so I could get to the church in preparation for Ash Wednesday services. Since today was a day of fasting and abstinence, I only had a small snack this morning (leftover snack from the airplane). I played during the service until my chops decided to give out. Afterwards I came home and called take-out for dinner. I had the fried catfish which was quite delicious. Lent has officially started and I don't know what to give up during this time. I want it to be meaningful, but I just don't know. My biggest vice right now is my laziness. Is that something you can really give up? I guess I should try. I think I'll try to lose 15 pounds during this time which means that I'll have to give up several things, like desserts and try to eat better. I'll also have to quit being such a couch potato and become more active. Of course, I'll try to do more soul searching and prayer.

Thankfully this is a short week this week and it will be another short one next week. I am needing a break. Also, no tournament this weekend. I think I'll take the time to really clean my house. I think that will be another Lent achievement... to get it clean and keep it clean for next 40 days or so... at least. Wish me luck.

Oh... I did get the check thing cleared up... I think. The band director got in touch with someone from their business office and they sent a letter to the check agency telling them to disregard all charges and indicated that they did try to deposit the check past the 90 day period. I'll call the check agency tomorrow and confirm that they received the letter and that they are not pursuing anything further. Just one more thing on my list of things to get done. I really need more time during the day. Or more sleep or something. I'm worn out. How am I possibly going do grad school and teach at the same time? Am I crazy?


Anonymous said...

Relax a bit, you are running around doing things, why not slow down a little?

mapiprincesa! said...

Deep breaths, Annabel. Focus on the most important in the moment, then as that resolves, the next in line will come. All will wait.

I'm sorry you are feeling so tried...and tired...right now. Sending positive energies your way.

Blessings. Be well, Annabel.

Andrew said...

Great to have you home! Welcome home!