Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Buried

I'm still here... just totally buried. I can't even begin to explain how incredibly busy I have been. I'm overwhelmed with the planning for the upcoming NFL tournament. Right now I'm watching American Idol and entering all the tournament information in the software program. I was disappointed in Lacey Brown's performance on American Idol. She is from here - Amarillo. I hope she gets another chance and makes it through next week.
Grade school is kicking my butt. One of my classes requires an assignment every week that take a lot of reading, writing, commenting, and citations. The other is a web design class which takes me about 3 hours to complete a practice assessment. This weekend I drove down to Denton (6 hours away) on Friday after school and went to a panel discussion presentation on Saturday. I drove back home Saturday afternoon. I sang in choir at church on Sunday and then took a nap because I was just plain tired. Once I got up I spent 6 hours trying to find research studies on an upcoming research assignment that is due on Monday. I finally emailed my professor telling her that I couldn't find anything. She was kind enough to allow me to use other articles instead of research studies for my paper. There are some books on the topic I would like to see if I could get. I hope to make it to town tomorrow to check out the bookstore.
Last night I was supposed to have a band concert but we got another bout of snow and it was canceled. That was good since it allowed me to get my homework done that I didn't get done on Sunday. I also spent two hours working on setting up some assignments for a student in prime time. I didn't get to bed until almost 11:00. This morning I had to get up early so I could get to school and leave sub materials and turn in the prime time assignment. Because of the weather I knew I would need more time so I left at 6:30 a.m. I got the stuff done I needed and then headed to the admin building for a meeting with the district librarians. It is part of the checklist I have to complete this semester so I helped them with preparations on a project they are working on.
Tonight I had to run by the grocery store to get food for the animals. I knew I would be in trouble if I came home empty handed tonight. Of course they have plenty of "dry" food, but they are spoiled. I had cereal for dinner since I ate a HUGE lunch of enchiladas and rice today. I probably totally blew the diet, but it was quite good. So far I've lost about 11 1/2 pounds. I haven't had to pay for gaining weight at least. I've either lost or stayed the same. I need to get back into exercising a little, but there's that time factor that seems to get in the way.
I posted on some of my class discussion that is part of my assignment and now I'm working on the tournament set up for the tournament that starts on Thursday.
So that's my life in a nutshell. I didn't go into all the details of dealing with grades, yearbook, lesson, etc. that are a constant. This is just the big stuff for now.
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I haven't even been on facebook much. I still have two episodes of Psych to watch. I'm still here but posting might be scarce for a while. I really appreciate the concerns from Mago and Summer and anyone else that reads. I'm really just hanging in there right now.

2 comments:

Summer said...

Thanks for letting us know you're ok. BTW...when do you fit time in for breathing"

mago said...

All right - all right - I had visions of you being buried under snow or something!
But its work, Jessas woman, DO a little slower! I hope you get along with all and everything without collapsing in the corner in the next few days ... whatever: It is GOOD to hear you again, and fine that you are around, even when buried under work.