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Monday, April 8, 2013

April Showers

I know, I were expecting me to write something.  :(  It's spring, the children at school want to run and play, they think that just because it's warmer and warmer each day they should be allowed to wear less and less clothing each day, and we're testing.  My boss took another job so instead of replacing him they made me the boss but left me doing my other job too so now I'm also the boss of me.  Does that even make sense to anyone?  I was the school counselor.  Now I'm the Principal.  (Who is always your pal, you know, in case anyone ever wonders about how to spell it correctly.)  But I'm still the counselor too.  So, I'm the boss of me.  The very fact that I can even say all that means that I am most certainly losing it.  After this week things will slow down at work.  Well, things might slow down.  And when they do you can be assured I will be back writing, stitching (if I can remember how to hold a needle), and reading blogs.  I can hardly wait!  Meanwhile, I'm attending baseball games, softball games, band concerts and choir concerts.  I'm listening to the ones who didn't make the cheerleader squad cry, the ones who are just tired of school explain why they told the teacher to "go away," and questioning seniors about who they're bringing to the prom and why.  I'm telling 8th graders that even though you are testing in the  morning you are going to class in the afternoon and yes you must bring paper and pencil for that, comforting parents who don't understand why their 16 year old has turned temporarily into someone they don't know, and threatening to take away the hoody of the child who insists I should let him wear the hood up because he dyed his hair and it accidentally turned pink.  I could use some prayers and positive thoughts ya'll!

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✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh dear! Here are some good thoughts sent your way! The end of school is near!

Grammasheri said...

Prayers being sent your way!!!

Anita Stafford said...

Oh Marlene! This will be a school year to remember! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!

tink's mom said...

God bless you. Think happy thoughts and summer vacation. Will you get a summer vacation? My brother is a High School Principal and he works most of the summer. Best of luck no matter what.

Quilting Babcia said...

Oh my, you do need prayers and happy thoughts. As a retired secretary to the superintendent, in my experience April is a piece of cake compared with May, and well June just makes you even more ready to retire! Good luck my friend and may you find some quilting time soon!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, many prayers and hugs!

Ray and Jeanne said...

OMGoodness! I'm sending lots of prayers your way. I think it's high time you retire again!!! Glad you are keeping your sense of humor through this stressful time of the school year. Take care, friend. ~Jeanne

Linda said...

Absolutely prayers are going your way! As an elementary special education teacher, I completely appreciate my principal. Sometimes we do our jobs so well others think we are able to do everything!!!

Molly said...

Phew! I'm exhausted just reading about it Mrs. Principal!

Jeanie said...

Prayers for sure and maybe even a congratulation on the promotion! ;) Hang tough and take it one day at a time...... summer will be here soon!

Michelle said...

I'm just positive you are the perfect person to solve all these problems and when you are finished, everyone is happy! Love your blog posts. Hugs! Michelle

Belinda said...

Oh dear. You do sound a bit stressed. I'll remember you in my prayers and just say, Hold on my friend...

Vivian said...

Oh I remember days like you are having. I spent a year teaching and being principal. You only have a few weeks left. Your post did give me a chuckle though. You have the kids and parents pegged perfectly. Happy spring!

Val said...

Bless your heart. You have my prayers for sure!

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh my goodness.... I don't know how you do it. I can't believe you are both the counselor and principal. Wow!!!! I thought I was too busy just being a teacher.
I will be glad when you work load lets up because I have really missed you dropping by my blog to say hello. However, I look at the little pillow you sent me after the accident and I think of you often with love. Have a good week. Hugs, Lura

Sharon Dawn said...

Hoping things slow so you can do some relaxing! Those kids, parents and that school are lucky to have someone who cares!!! Best of luck!

Gmama Jane said...

Principal AND Counselor???? What planet are you living on??? I can't even imagine doing one of those jobs now much less TWO at the SAME TIME???? May I still ask...are you still retiring? The good life is right around the corner dear friend...take your money and RUN Marlene RUN!!!
Your Retired Friend