Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Slowly getting back into routines

Mr. Lipstick and I are finally settling back to normal after our last "no-baby" adventure. When we got engaged we promised each other that we would leave the country every year before we had children. So far we've been to Jamaica, Ireland, Switzerland, Peru and Dominica. Last week, when we were both on spring break from grad school we headed to Spain for one last baby-free week of exploring. And I may have turned 30 in the process. Because if you are going to turn 30 then you might as well do it in Europe. 
My amazing administration let me take a week off of work for the trip.  This was great, but it was the first time I've taken a significant amount of time off during the school year.  Normally, as a teacher, when you are away it is when everyone else is away as well.  You don't have to worry about missing important emails or meetings because you know everyone else paused for a week with you.  Needless to say, I am frantically trying to catch up on emails/meetings/scheduling/paperwork. With the end of the quarter coming up any work I do with children is tied to getting the right data and assessing them to be sure of their progress. This week is a whirlwind of data collection, meetings, paperwork, and, oh, paperwork.
Still, it's nice to be back with the kids. I just wish we could incorporate the Spanish siestas into our daily routines. I think I'd be so much more productive.

1 comment:

magpie said...

That's a fantastic arrangement! You certainly have got some get-up and go.
Hoo Roo ☺☺☺