Sunday, January 11, 2009


Hi All!

Just a short post for today since I am getting to it so late.

You may notice that I posted a new podcast episode - number 27. This is basically a podcast of the blog post "Yeah!" So - if you have read that post - you have "heard" the podcast. If you missed that one, check out the podcast to hear it "straight from the horse's mouth" so to speak.

I didn't do my massages yesterday - I was cranky and had the DI meeting and . . . I guess I could come up with a million excuses but none of them are good enough to explain why I didn't do the exercises which are so vital to me keeping my voice in good shape. In fact, I noticed when doing my podcast today that my voice isn't as good as it was earlier in the week when I was doing my exercises regularly. Darn!

That should give me a good kick in the pants!

My next spate of classes doesn't start for another week and I am getting a little stir crazy. Hubby kindly suggested that I find something to do which will keep my mind busy so I dug out my Logic and Math Puzzle book to take a crack at some of those. Maybe that will keep me going for this next week.

I can't remember if I have said that I was thinking of going back to teaching next year on this blog or not. Well, I have been thinking about it. And I am split pretty much right down the center as to how I feel about the whole shebang! Part of me - the part which loves teaching and kids and that structure - really wants to get back into the swing of the classroom. I want to feel like I am making a difference in the lives of some kiddos.

The other part - the part which remembers all of the paperwork and silly requirements made by the Texas Legislature - wants to run screaming the other direction!

What to do, what to do? I keep thinking about it. It is nice to know that I can think about the situation without having a panic attack - something I couldn't do right after I had to quit teaching (in additional to my voice issues there was a nasty, nasty principal who really caused me some serious anxiety). That is progress, right? I still have a little time - not too much if I want my application in there at the beginning of things.

I wish that God would just send me a neon sign with instructions on it. Do you think that is too much to ask?

I hope you had a super weekend!


Voice Update: Well, I pretty much said it all in the post but here we go - I didn't do my massage or exercises yesterday and not too much today (once) so my voice is a bit shaky. I am missing more p's and h's than I have been lately. I am getting "back on the horse" though and working like the dickens this week so that I can get back in shape.


Anonymous said...

I wondered if you would go back... I hope whatever you decide is something your voice can handle!

Woman in a Window said...

I'm wondering, if you feel boxed in by the traditional teaching role what about doing something like tuttoring, or working with children who could really use a mentor, through community shelters or something. Not sure I know of a specific position but I was just thinking that perhaps there's something out there that might feed your soul even more than teaching in a school...Like I said, just thinking.

Chris H said...

You have to weigh up the pro's and con's of going back... then make your decision eh? Personally the thought of being around so many kids day in day out would drive me totally nuts! lol