Saturday, January 10, 2009

One free weekend

I took my students to the Congress competition this weekend. I have three students that are all 2nd alternates for Nationals. It's not likely they'll get a spot, but it's still pretty good. It was a very long day though. I went to bed early Thursday because I was simply tired. So I was awake at 3:30 that morning. I finally got up at 4:15 and took my shower and did some work for school. I got to school early and continued working. We headed to the competition around 11:00 getting there at 1:00. I had to help get things set up and I realized that the rules stated that we had to have three judges in the qualifying houses rather than the two we planned. So we had to scramble and reorganize our judges. We started mostly on time but then it took forever to figure the results because it is a very complex system of doing it. I also had to explain that they were figuring some of the scoring wrong. It's a good thing that I read the manual on the trip down there. We planned to be finished by 8:30 or 9:00 but it took until 11:00. Of course my students hadn't eaten so we had to stop at Whataburger so they could get food. We didn't get back to the school until 1:30 p.m. which means I didn't get home until 2:15. I went to bed and slept until 11:00 this morning. On top of all that, I'm feeling sick. I have a scratchy, sore throat and just feel drained.
I have to go through a bunch of nomination forms and figure the results so that I can put out a final ballot on Monday. I that means I have to go up to the school for a while tomorrow. Monday will be crazy. I have to register for my college classes, have students go perform for a study group and then spend after school until around 8:00 p.m. dealing with auditions. Oh, I also have to have my semester tests ready by Monday as well. I also have to give tests on Tuesday & Wednesday and then I'm leaving for the airport to go to Florida. I have no idea how I'm going to get everything done. The next week I have to get the Koobraey awards done AND my speech tournament. I can't do all this next year. I'm going to have to do something else or give something up.
Josh called earlier. He didn't make all-state band this year. He had much more difficult competition since his school moved up to 4A. They only took the top 4 players and he was ranked 9th. I'm sad for him. I know he really wanted it and was practicing hard for it. I guess now we need to focus on auditions for college.
Well, I'm going to take a nap and then get busy.

4 comments:

Summer said...

You constantly amaze me with all that you do.

☆Susan☆ said...

I had such a great time on Friday! I can't imagine how much work you guys put into that. Also, I've given you a little award over at my blog. If you manage to dig out of all the stuff you've got going on, check it out.

abbagirl74 said...

Whew! You are so busy!!!

Leann said...

You are Super Woman for sure!! Enjoy Florida and RELAX!!!!