Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back to work

Man, sitting through meetings is exhausting.
Dealing with difficult parent sponsors is more exhausting. You see, things have changed in some of the structure - and it is a better system. And managing one of the grade levels has been added to my job - not as a volunteer. Change is hard - boy, do I hate it myself - but dealing with passive-aggressive people who are determined to keep me out of the loop is harder. Fortunately, I know how to deal with them, which is by encouraging the designated leaders to stand up, and do what is required and right. But change is hard. Not bad.

Anyway, today I got time in my room, which felt great and got to take some time doing some of the little details that too often get forgotten. I still need one more desk and could really use another table to use during tutoring. But the desk is way more important.

I've had some visits and hugs from former students, which was great. And visiting and catching up with my buddies has been incredible. But even more wonderful is listening to the vision and passion that our headmaster has for Christian education. I just love working for him. And not just Christian education, but Christ. Today was a really happy day. I'm excited for next week.

5 comments:

skoots1mom said...

sitting,Dealing,managing,encouraging, doing details,hugs, visiting, catching up,listening,working for Him...definitely a really happy day!

Mezzo Forte said...

ahhh, if we could teach the kids without all the stress - that would be even more awesome. We never did get our "joe on" =0)

Leah said...

meanwhile, i was hanging out with the other teacher/faculty kids that like PCA so much we come during preplanning!

But you know, it's really boring when ya'll are in meetings. It can be fun, we just talk. but then there's no one to talk to except the few kids. haha.

skoots1mom said...

How's WW going? I'm contemplating doin' it...

Mezzo Forte said...

oh lordy - i can't count the times i've done ww! Eeesh!!! I just can't seem to stick with it....i get stressed or PMSed and it's all to the hot place in a hand basket. I try to hold a positive thought...but - I lose, then plateau, then gain, then lose, then plateau...need i go on?
good luck with the ww - i'm just not a very disciplined person in my "old age"