Monday, October 11, 2010
Coming Up For Air
Just a short post. This is one of those weeks where I can hardly take time to breathe. I'm getting better about saying "no" to too many commitments, but this week...
It's just the October vortex, I guess.
Today the Statistics teacher told me this interesting factoid:
October 2010 will have...
And this configuration only happens in October once every 823 years!
I'm sure that explains this week. I'm presenting 5 different trainings to teachers this week. That's five different topics to prepare, and I spend 2-3 times as more time on the prep than on the presentation itself. I'm also attending a 3-hour regional meeting in Portland one afternoon, and administering the state reading test to 75 kids on the very day that the state opens up the test website...hope the test system doesn't have any bugs this year...
It's way too much to cram into one week, but there are good reasons why they all had to happen this week, and they're all part of my job description. None of them are weekly, and only one of them is a monthly commitment, so it's just a coincidence that they're all happening in the same week. (I wonder what the odds are? How many more years before these particular events line up like this again?)
I'm not complaining. I love my job. This week, I'm just paddling as hard as I can to keep my head above water, swimming hard, trying to keep my head above the vortex.