Sunday, March 28, 2010

stagnation station

I apologize to all of you who are weeping over the lack of brilliant writing here ever lately. It is what we teachers ("we" meaning "the slacker kind like me") call the Spring slump, which occurs right about the time that the Daylight Savings thievery and state testing collide.

I have been dragging sullen seniors through practice for their final board presentations and wincing my way through The Chocolate War with a gaggle of freshman boys, as well as trying to finish our yearbook, help organize a poetry slam, and design tickets for our first-ever prom; throw in a few everyday wrenches like someone deciding she's just not going to graduate this year since it's too hard and someone else missing school because his mom doesn't want to drive him and yet another someone who claims dire illness every time an assignment is due and I am just ready. for. bed.

During this last week, I've entered Extra Special Crazy Mode as we get closer to Spring break and our Disneyland trip. Not only did I need to pack everyone's suitcases (it makes me feel better; see "Hi, I'm OCD!") but I also had to stock postcard stamps, doublecheck addresses in my iLover, collect all charging implements for phones and GameBoys and Zunes [oh my], and portion snacks for the plane. I'm straightening things around the house but resisting actual cleaning because we're having our upstairs wood floors finished while we're away, so there will be layers of dust everywhere that I will just have to reclean. And speaking of floors being finished, this means we have to move all furniture and clothing out of our bedroom & closet. Which means I have to organize the spare room to fit stuff in there. Which means I'm filling boxes and bags for Goodwill. Which means I need to drop those off this afternoon so we can load the car with the suitcases before bedtime. Which means I should probably take a shower now.

I'm going to get busy right. now.