Juggling & Decompression

*whew* The first week back, students aren't even in the the school YET, and I'm having a hard time adjusting. I have been in meetings for the greater part of the morning and into the afternoon. I have been moving and unpacking more boxes than I thought possible, and realized that I have purchased so many more books and STUFF this summer for my classroom that I have no where to put it.
So what does all of this mean??
  • I will have to go through my five bookshelves in my classroom and weed through my library. This will prove to be hard. How do I get rid of books? Do I take away my mazillions of Goosebumps? I'm not a fan, but it gets my non-readers reading. *sigh* Tomorrow will be a sad struggling day. (Bookmooch might be happy though).
  • I have not been able to catch up on my blogs. Seriously. I try to peruse them every night because I know that they get backed up quite easily. I skim, and if it's an entry that really interests me, or a book I want to check out, or someone I want to say "hi" too, I'll star it for the weekend. The weekend is turning into my salvation, so to speak. Unfortunately, the skimming isn't helping that much because you people are writing and reading too many good things. I can tell that I'm going to have to work on finding balance here.
  • And speaking of no time, want to know how much I've read since Saturday? Umm, MAYBE four pages?! I'm reading Middlesex, and although I've anticipated reading it for some time, I cannot get the necessarily jolt of enthusiasm to read it after I get home at work (it probably doesn't help that I've been working twelve to fourteen hour days). I'm just finding it very heavy and my mind wants light and fluffy or deep and quick. So set it aside, right? Nope..I'm about 100 pages in and I fear that if I stop now then I might not pick it up again this year.
  • I haven't made it to the gym this week either. Which is absolutely killing me. I've been listening to Paper Towns on my ipod and am LOVING it.
I sort of anticipated my busyness and needed adjustment time so I have a handful of reviews already written. I hate doing that because it sorta feels impersonal (is it just me?) but I guess I'll deal with it. I'm already acting somewhat neurotic as is. :P


  1. Good luck. It seems like a lot of people are playing the adjustment game right now.

  2. It sounds like the two of us are in the same boat. I spent the day in in-service meetings, and I go back tomorrow for more of the same. I'm looking forward to the students showing up next Tuesday - in part because I dislike administrative meetings sooo very much.

    On a side note: I loved Middlesex!

    Good luck!

  3. Amanda - Thanks. I am not too good with time management. LOL. I get sucked into the blogging world.

    Trisha - Oh meetings, how I love thee. :P I will keep you in mind when I feel the weakness to leave Middlesex.

  4. It took me awhile to get into Middlesex too, but then I enjoyed it until the last 100 or so pages. :)

  5. I love Paper Towns! I haven't made it to the gym recently, either, and I don't even have your excuse - we don't start pre-planning until the 31st. :) Have a great school year!


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