Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Quiet Here

I seem to be out of words.
My dad used to say that you only get so many words to use in a day, he had usually used his all up by evening. I get that now.
Only I still have many, many that I use once I'm home.

I teach adolescents with special needs reading, writing, math, social skills, work skills, and study skills all day every day. Then I come home and do the same for my kiddos.

So by the time I go online at night, there are no words left with which to write. So I'm stumped.

And tired.

The good news is that I'm going to have my very first give-away! and will put it up this weekend. It's not really something to ship off to far away lands [Canada], but people in and around Omaha will be very excited to enter.
More on that this weekend.



Heather said...

I have SO been there and don't envy you--though I am noticing that I am also all talked out and I am not even "out there" anymore. :)

Michelle said...

I can only imagine how talked out and tired you are when you come home! Not the same thing at all, but I used to work at the child development center on base (when I was 19) and I would come home exhausted after being with those kids all day. I distinctly remember telling my mom I knew I couldn't have a job like that if I had kids of my own to come home too!

Aliki2006 said...

Hang in there--get some rest! I've been feeling drained this week--inside and out; sapped; done.


Jenifer said...

Far away lands! Ok maybe a bit far away. This is our last week of summer vacation and I am feeling the drain too.

Mama said...

I am so-o-o lost! "give away"??? Is that a good thing? Think long term about how you're feeling. Young mom's are tired- all the time. Or at least most of the time. So just try to work out an escape clause with your "hubs" to let you sleep. I think one of my friends played Scrabble or Cribbage for such "prizes". The winner got to pick when they got to sleep in on the week-end but both partners got to get some shut-eye time. Take a nap with the kids and then go rent a movie or something........... wish I could run across the street and help....p.s. I must tell you my sons began teaching (both singles) and were so tired when they got home they just zoned out every night. So I think teaching is just a tough career.

nikkis30by30 said...

I agree that teaching has got to be one of the toughest careers out there. If you are out of words, just post on the weekends. Make little notes through the week and then on Saturday, tell about it when you have the strength.

I can't wait to see your give away!!!! I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!!!! Post it soon so I can come get it when we are at ma and pa's. Wait..... is it a child? I don't need another one of those. Oh wait. Yeah. I would take one of yours. Ok. It's a deal. But..... NO DOGS!!!! Hee Hee!!!

Mad said...

For me, in comes and goes in waves. Some days, weeks I can't imagine having anything to write or say. Then kablam, I can't get the thoughts out fast enough. This is a busy/tough time of year for you. It will settle down soon.

kristi said...

Please read my blog if you get a chance. It is about some things that have gone on at my son's school, he has Autism.