I'm alive... kinda

Since so many of you were calling me and emailing me and sending me messages wondering what happened to me…

School started yesterday. My kids are nutty but nothing like last year (so far). I’ve already called 6 parents and laid the smack down on a few more (kids, not parents). I had a “short” meeting yesterday that was nearly 4 hours: everyone wants me to solve their problems for them, because I’m apparently the person who knows how to do everything-----and our fearless leader is, ironically, “out of the loop” in his words. Nice. :rollseyes:
After the meeting I had to get my room ready for kids coming to class today, so i was at school until about 10. Plus and hour drive home. Then an hour drive back for a meeting at 7am this morning. Have I mentioned that despite being here all last week, I was totally in denial about school starting and me like having to TEACH until yesterday… my classroom is a total wreck! I’m still at school now.

I got some knitpicks yarn today, according to my husband. Have I had time to knit? Do I forsee “free time” in the future? Have I even checked in on my coursework?

Worse, all the sitting at my computer made me gain 2 more pounds! :wall: :wall: :wall: I’m going the wrong way!!! :mad:

AND THERE IS A FREAKING FLY IN MY CLASSROOM THAT WON’T GO AWAY AND I CAN’T KILL. HOW DO FLIES GET INTO A ROOM IN THE BASEMENT WITH NO WINDOWS???

WHY DO 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL PLAYERS LIKE ME SO MUCH THEY FEEL THE NEED TO HUG ME AFTER PRACTICE???

WHY DOES AUNT FLO DECIDE TO VIST THE WEEK THAT SCHOOL STARTS???

WHY oh WHY WHY WHY AREN’T THERE 25 HOURS IN A DAY!!!

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Miss you all! I might get more done if i wasn’t distracted by wanting to be on here all the time! :heart:

OMG I MISSS YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

you poor baby!!! heres a hug and not the sweaty stinky kind!!!HUG

:waving: Hi, Hildie! I’m studiously ignoring my French homework at the moment. Good to hear from you! Wanna do my World Music homework for me? I kinda thought there would be LESS outside work for this class, but she’s requiring a bunch of field trips. FIELD TRIPS! I’m 37, for goodness’ sake. I don’t want to go on field trips. Eh, but I do want a minor in music–field trips it is. Hang in there!

I always have to laugh when people say that teachers have it soooo easy, only working from 8 to 3, with all that time off. Most have no idea of all the rest that goes into the day of a good teacher. Hang in there, you’ll fall into a routine soon enough!

{{{{{{HUGS HILDE}}}}}}} We miss you!!

Teachers are AWESOME! :heart:

Hilde, you have been missed and glad to hear you are alive. The first weeks of school are always hard, teachers and students getting acquainted, etc. Hang in there! :smiley:

[size=6]BIG, HUGE[/size], [size=2]not sweaty[/size], [size=7]BEAR HUG [/size]from me to you, my very busy bud that so loves kids & teaching that you are willing go thru this each year :wink:

I hate Aunt Flo. She sucks. And of course, always decides to visit just when you don’t want her around.
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WHY DO 8TH GRADE FOOTBALL PLAYERS LIKE ME SO MUCH THEY FEEL THE NEED TO HUG ME AFTER PRACTICE???

Awww, they like you, that’s so sweat…I mean sweet…

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They just like to share, after all that’s what we’re taught to do right? there ARE 25 hrs in a day, it just sneaks in without telling you, and then leaves real quietly. :lol:

Hands Hilde a big Green Apple Hang in there teach.

Yeah, trust me about the aunt Flo thing… she was kicking my a… butt this week. :rollseyes:

I’m also one of many that misses you. Good lord… what would we do if Kelly went away??? DOWNWARD SPIRAL… DOWNWARD SPIRAL!

Don’t sweat the two pounds. Just take stairs when you can and when you are teaching, try to walk around the class… you know… those teachers that pace back and forth? ~hugs~ hang in there, sweetie

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You’d have Ingrid. And Joel. And 2, count 'em, 2 Julies. And PHM. And ALL the other members here with FANTASTIC senses of humor!

But Im not goin anywhere anytime soon… MUAH! :heart:

Don’t ya love Aunt Flo?? Always knows just when to hit!! Sending ya big hugs!!!

EVERY time I go on vacation…E-V-E-R-Y TIME. :expressionless:

I take my kids home to WV for a week every other month so they can spend time with their grandparents and great grandparents… it never fails the day I’m to travel home… dh loves that :rollseyes:

Poor Hilde! I’m sure you’ll get back into the swing of things. Hope things seem more under control soon. Miss you :slight_smile:

Hey Hildie!!! :waving: Wanna Midol to cure all that ails ya? :rofling: Nah worries deary … all shall settle down once the “beginning of school year” syndrom subsides. :thumbsup: Miss ya deary! >big hug<

Hang in there Hildie!

[size=7]HUGS[/size][size=3]from all of us [/size][size=7]NO SWEAT ![/size]

We ALL WUVV you
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Mary

:roflhard: :roflhard: Every big occassion in my life, swear to god…prom, wedding, anniverseries, the occasional weekend w/o kids…every time… :mad:
Kelly, sweet of you to mention me, but I come nowhere close…I joined one day later than you, and yet you have almost[color=red] FIFTEEN TIMES [/color]as many posts as me…you have to stick around, my fingers’d fall off…
Let us know how your doctoral whatsit is going, Hilde…if it’s going, that is…