Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holy Moly - What Can I Say?


So Michael said I should write a post. That's me, in case you forgot what I look like. It's hard to know what to write - the longer I don't write the harder it is to get started again. It's not that I don't want to write, I do, I do want to write, and thank you to those who have let me know you miss me :)

My mind is like that bench - empty! Right now all of my brain cells are directed towards my job. Every September I accept the fact that I'll have no life of my own for a few weeks as I get my program up and running again. I can live with that - it is what it is. This year, however, I still have no life of my own and here it is December 9th!


So...mark this day on your calendar folks...today is the official beginning of a new era!  Yes, today is
"Jane Takes Back Her Life" day!  I must mark this day with a speech....here goes...

"To my infinitely patient family - Kazi and Michael - I say a big THANK YOU for accepting the fact that even though I was here I was not present! Thank you for feeding me and letting me fall asleep on the couch at 8pm. Thank you for loving me even when I didn't have the energy to give you the attention you both deserve. I love you both very much! I couldn't have survived the last 3+ months without you!"

I don't really enjoy working 70-80 hour weeks - it has just seemed so necessary. Staffing issues continue, one after another. The season of Advent is upon us which means organizing fundraisers to help out needy families as well as assembling a number of special activities with my students and their Peer Buddies. On top of all of that Michael decided we should host an open house for our family and friends this coming Friday!


Normally I would say YIKES but you know what?? Having other fun stuff to focus on has brought me back to LIFE!! The more energy I expend the more I seem to have. Curious, no? (Don't I just wish the same happened with MONEY? We won't even GO THERE!)

So we've been busy cleaning and cooking and shopping and baking and rearranging and I think we're going to make it! The house is more organized than its been in months and is filled with the smells of Jamaican home cooking! Yesterday we went and chopped down our tree and it's perfect - I just need Kazi to come home and decorate it with me:)

I think the spirit of Christmas is starting to percolate deep down inside of me and will soon come bubbling forth in all of its usual MAGNIFICENCE!! 

I'll try and keep you posted....

26 comments:

coleen said...

Hey, welcome back!! LOL It feels like the older I get the busier I am...enjoy you holiday season.

mhimes said...

I love you Miss Jane!
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savingfortravel said...

So pleased you are back Jane. As a fellow teacher I totally get what you are saying. Good for you! Taking back your life!


Hope you got time to open your sealed pot?


I've started a new challenge for 2013, if you're interested pop over and let me know what your goal is.


Sft x

Sharon said...

Jane! So glad you posted and things are finally settling down enough to write. I know that it was hard for me to get going again, and hopefully I am now over the hump. I would post, then wait two weeks, then post. The difference is that I wasn't working 70-80 hour weeks. I was out goofing off or ignoring my computer. Then when I would sit in front of the computer, I wouldn't have anything to say.


Take some pics of your party...would love to see your tree!

Sharon said...

I'm telling Fred. :).

mhimes said...

Sharon, what I have with Jane is only physical.

Sluggy said...

Welcome back invisible internet friend. ;-)

Christy said...

Glad to see you back! Two weeks and then you will have a break :)

Bkat said...

I'm happy to see you again!

kim said...

I have missed you friend!

Marguerite said...

Jane, it is positively wonderful to hear from you again. So glad you're feeling well and enjoying the season. Best wishes this holiday season to you, Michael and Kazi.

nomorespending said...

Hello!

Lena Shannon said...

So glad to see you back! You were surely missed!

Jane Harrison said...

Missed you too, so much. I really have to cut back on my work hours or I'm going to burn out again. My New Year's resolution I guess.

Jane Harrison said...

Thanks Lena, missed you too!

Jane Harrison said...

Hello back to you across the POND! :)

Jane Harrison said...

Thanks Marguerite! I have to find some kind of balance between work and down time. I can't keep this up!

Jane Harrison said...

Thanks Bkat - hope all is well with you!

Jane Harrison said...

Hi Christy - saw the photo on facebook about the one day strikes. Hope things get settled for you soon! We ratified this past Wed.

Jane Harrison said...

Here I am, can you see me?

Jane Harrison said...

Hi Sharon! Am going to post some party pix today :) At least those that won't get me into any trouble ;)

Jane Harrison said...

I will pop over today SFT - unfortunately I had to open my sealed pot early :( but I am going to start it up again in the new year!

Jane Harrison said...

The feeling is mutual Fred...err...I mean Mark!

Jane Harrison said...

hee hee hee!

Jane Harrison said...

rrrrrighttt!

Jane Harrison said...

Time certainly seems to speed up the older I get!!