I am all over the place.
Not in geography.
In fact, I’ve been on the couch most of the day.
But, in my defense, I walked Murphie for an hour. An entire hour. I checked my phone and everything and we left at 7:50am and did not walk back in the door until 8:50am. And while we were out, I may have told a teeny fib.
But when your big German Shepherd dog acts like a lunatic because she sees two big Huskies and decides she is scared to death of them and must do an army crawl along the sidewalk with all of her hair sticking up, you would want to fib, too.
So when the lady owner of the Huskies started telling Murphie (in a baby voice, I might add) that it’s okaaay, it’s allllriiiight, you’re okaaaay, there was just no helping what came out of my mouth.
SHE’S STILL A PUPPY, I said.
Which, technically, she really is because I heard dogs are puppies until they’re two years old. I did. I heard that. Someone said it once.
However, I am pretty sure the guy owner didn’t believe me because he said, “She’s going to be really big IF she’s still a puppy.”
Can’t walk that route again.
I don’t know what got into her, but now she’s pretty much slept the rest of the day away so I’m okay with the whole situation.
But I, for one, am ALL OVER THE PLACE in my brain.
And I would like to know if you are suffering from the same symptoms.
1. Report Cards.
2. End of Year Slideshow.
3. First Grade Summer Review.
4. Revise and update Back to School plays.
5. Write plays for Any Time of the Year because I want to. Because I have several ideas that I want to write about. Because they are in my brain. Because I have a sickness.
6. Begin prepping for next year.
7. Write student book for classroom rules and playground rules. I wrote it in my head on my walk and now I have to get it out. Really. Otherwise my head might explode.
8. Finish portfolio folders because I have to and no, they’re not cute, they’re for the next grade level and they are the BANE OF MY EXISTENCE.
9. Tell you about my classroom management tip of Teacher’s Pet and create a freebie to go along with it. This has been on my brain FOREVER.
10. Well, I do not have a number ten. That’s just sad, if you ask me.
The biggest problem is that I haven’t completed one of the above. I am all over the place. I start one, start another, look over here, look over there, doe a deer, a female deer, ray, a golden drop of sun . . .
I am driving myself crazy.
So I thought I’d have a glass of wine and see if I could calm myself down a bit.
And then maybe tomorrow or the next day, I can come back and tell you that I completed a project.
But first —- did you know The Bachelorette premieres tomorrow night!!!!!!!!???????!!!!!!!!!!! And it will be the RETURN OF TALK ABOUT IT TUESDAY!?!?
So people, set your DVR’s and join me in watching ridiculous TV!
And then LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!!!!
Okay, who else is ALL OVER THE PLACE?
Please raise your hand and/or comment.
angela Pisciotta says
I thought it was just me and my jumpy brain! End of school madness, summer school start up, and my youngest is graduating high school! Wake me up when it's July.
Bridget S says
I'm all over the place, too!!! To do list is too long, and the time is too short!!! PS I'm pretty sure dogs act like puppies until they are two, so you were in the realm of truth 🙂
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V. Amburgey says
Awesome post! I laughed as I read it because clearly there must be an epidemic of this jumpy brain desease as it as thoroughly infected all who teach in my building…
YAY!!!! I'm so glad Talk about it Tuesdays and the Bachelorette will be back! It literally makes my Tuesday (because really… Tuesday is a pretty "eh" kind of a day in the week without Talk about it Tuesdays)
With that said… I hope it will motivate you to get some things checked off your list. If it makes you feel any better, at least you have a list. You're one step ahead of me!
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My Carolina Classroom says
Absolutely all over the place.. It's hard to get things done when we are overwhelmed by so much. I still haven't finished my Saturday to-do list… hopefully it will be done by next Saturday. It certainly won't be done tomorrow because I will also be watching THE BACHELORETTE! So excited!
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And I thought it was just me due to lack of sleep!
heidi abbott says
I completely sympathize…. I am changing classrooms, moving into a different position, tying up all the loose ends from this year, still teaching because I don't feel we are any where near ready for third grade, and I just agreed to adopt the cutest puppy for my two kids!!!…what? Seriously?
Suzy Q says
Add to #8 that the kindergarten teachers write the students' names on these portfolios in the usual way, ie: John Smith, instead of Smith, John so they can be EASILY alphabetized and found. So it takes forever to find your students' folders in the huge mess that is the entire grade level. That is the bane of my existence…
Miss Kindergarten says
The new season is already starting?!? Woohoo!!!! And you know I'm all over the place!!!
Girl, I am feeling ya! Between trying to finish up my school year, my 4 year old's school year, teething 10 month old, selling my house, yard sales and breathing… I am surprised I've done anything correctly in the past few days! Good luck with your list 🙂
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Miss Trayers says
Awww, he's such a cutie! I wish I could get away with that with my shepherd-but she's 5 and 90 pounds, so I'm thinking they probably wouldn't believe me! 🙂 I have a list too, but I'm hoping if I just ignore it, it will go away-that's the way it works, right?
ME TOO! And we just found out that we wont be allowed back in our rooms until the Friday before school starts….woohoo! That means I am making copies for the first 2 weeks back so I can chill!! Can't wait for tonight and talk about it tuesday!!!
Lorraine Starkey says
Murphy is beautiful!! They are all puppies. It doesn't matter how old they really are. Now for school. The end of the year is soooo much harder then the beginning of the year for lots of reasons. Namely, finishing up paperwork etc. Hang in there, summer is really just around the corner. No, really!
Oh my gosh, Murphie is totally still a puppy. I think dogs are puppies 'til they are 4. I'm serious! She is so beautiful Kristin!!
I am a complete, all-over-the-place mess. I decided the one thing I would focus on doing tonight would be to visit all the lovely blogs I've missed so much lately. I hope things settle down and your year ends as calmly and nicely as possible! 🙂 🙂
I am in denial, i have all of the above plus #10 tracking out of my room…arrgghhh! I will though be sure to watch B and read your blog though, priorities…right?
Tanya Escobedo says
So glad it isn't just me! We're all mad here…..
Molly Fry says
I am so glad you are going to be making more plays. My students love them. I love them. It would be great if you could also make some that are a little bit more of a challenge for those accelerated students.
April Jones says
My brain is ALL over the place, too. This is just 1 of the bajillion things on my mind… even though you don't know me, I feel like I know you and I've been dying to tell you that I'm super excited that I got a new job. I'll teaching 1st grade (I teach 2nd now) only 5 minutes from my house (35-60 min commute now) next year. But the most exciting part is that it's 1st grade, I can use all of your awesome plays!!! Woo-hoo!
Adorable puppy! 😉 I love watching the bachelorette too! Great blog, Everybody please feel free to check mine out, I just started but it will get better! http://www.journeyto5thgrade.blogspot.com
Brittany Daleske says
I am relieved that we are all in the same boat! Only 8 more days for my school and I am pretty sure that once school is over, my overworked brain is going to nap for at least a week.
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