It’s all just Ducky!

24 Aug

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School starts tomorrow.  Am I ready?  Nope.  Will I be ready?  One way or another.  That’s life.  I know there will be an adjustment period for me as I swing back into teaching.  It’s one of those overwhelming jobs that will dominate your life if you let it.  I’m already trying hard not to let it.  I’m trying hard by trying not to take work home with me every single day.  I’m trying hard by making sure that those times when work MUST come home with me that I am scheduling it and letting Greg know about it so that we can plan on it and not have things interfere.  I’m trying hard by trying to take care of myself a little bit.  Yesterday, I went and had a manicure and pedicure and got my hair cut.

My husband said, “Wow.  Those 4th graders are going to be really impressed by your pretty nails.”  I shook my head sadly at him and said, “Honey.  It’s not for the kids . . . it’s for their MOTHERS!”  He doesn’t get the “impress the parents” thing — of course, he wouldn’t be impressed by that so that MIGHT be part of it!  🙂

So, if I’m not around much — please understand that my focus is elsewhere for a little while.  If I am around, then please be very impressed at how under control I am!  🙂 Have a good week, everyone!

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10 Responses to “It’s all just Ducky!”

  1. Lynne at Hasty Brook 24 August, 2008 at 6:54 am #

    Best of luck tomorrow Liza! I’ll be thinking of you. My kids don’t start until next Tuesday.

  2. robin andrea 24 August, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    Good luck with it, liza. Just think, you’ll have a three-day weekend at the end of the first week. That’s going to feel really good.

  3. Pam 24 August, 2008 at 7:13 am #

    I’ll be thinking about you Liza! Hope you do good on keeping work at work as much as you can!

  4. Crafty Green Poet 24 August, 2008 at 8:43 am #

    Good luck for the new term! Hope your nails impress the parents and your teaching engages the kids! Lovely ducks too btw

  5. jayne 24 August, 2008 at 9:51 am #

    I am sure it’s just as stressful, if not more, for the teachers. Glad you got to pamper yourself a bit. Hang in there Liza. I just know it will be a great year ahead, as will all the parents who find their kids lucky enough to get Ms Miller as a teacher.

  6. Trixie 24 August, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Oh, honey! Knock ’em dead. Which grade are you teaching and how many kids?

    Tom has all honors ninth, but with at least 34 kids in each class!

  7. Liza Lee Miller 24 August, 2008 at 3:47 pm #

    Thank you all so much for all the good wishes and support. While I was working in my room today, two families came by and said, “Hello!” I feel really lucky with my class this year. I am teaching 4th grade and have 26 kids, Trixie. We’re really lucky to be able to keep the numbers that low. There are 32 in each of the 5th grade classes this year. I’m still not ready but I think it’s going to be a great year. Okay, off to help Greg put in a sliding glass door in my dining room! 🙂

  8. KGMom 24 August, 2008 at 5:35 pm #

    Liza Lee–all will be well, and all will be well.
    Good luck.

  9. Bobbie 25 August, 2008 at 4:58 am #

    Hope you have a great start to a great year.

    Love your ducks. Beautiful colors in the water

  10. Susan Gets Native 1 September, 2008 at 7:49 pm #

    Go get ’em, Liza, with your pretty salon nails!!!!

    : )

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