Fast forwardNow, years later (I will never reveal the number equivalent because I just now realized how big that number is and I am in shock), I would like to say that I have perfected my time management skills, but I still have lapses where I am racing against the clock to try to get somewhere, often mumbling words to myself that I wouldn’t dare out loud. Why do I do this to myself? I had grades to enter and a host of other things to do at the end of my day today, and I was fully aware of Mr. Time while I was doing them, but I still tried to squeeze in just one more activity before it was time to leave. (I had plenty of time...) The end result: I headed out my classroom door only to run back in because I forgot my cell phone (tic, tock), I ran out the door and into a teacher friend of mine who wanted to chat (tic, tock), and got behind a large gasoline truck going 20 miles under the speed limit (tic, tock, tic, tock), then pulled into my driveway just as the kids' bus was coming down the road. And like everything, when you are late for one thing, it snowballs into the rest of your day. I had no down time between taking care of someone else’s kids and taking care of my own-some days I really need this-and as soon as my kids walked through the door it was time to start driving to practice, then I had to come home and start dinner, and so on, and so on… (This reminds me of a line from a commercial... Man, I need to lay off the TV and read a book!)
Time for ChillingNancy from If Evolution Works has one cool looking site, and her posts are often very humorous.
Sarah from Mommy Lite offers a hilarious take on every day life with kids, but since she just received this award from another blogger, let’s spare her another 6-member list…
Thank you ladies. I have really enjoyed spending time with you this evening, and I look forward to more in the future.
Oops, I almost forgot. The Over the Top award requires me to answer these questions, so here it goes:
Normally in my purse, right now on the table.
slow gin fizz(at least it was in college)
anywhere with my family
Back to school night
took the dog out
sweat shirt and sweats
1 dog, fish
3 good friends, many aquaintances
a bit cranky
with my husband as son was telling a story
from high school
beach (for vacation)
This was one major list! My blog picks for this award gotta' do the time with this list too. (Make it easy on yourself and copy questions from my site and paste them on yours...)