Weekends are for relaxing and taking a break from work, right? My Saturday started out that way. I decided to sleep in and read my People magazine. Now that school has started, these are things I rarely get to do.
After reading my magazine, I was going to get up and tackle the “work” I brought home with me on Friday. Friday is a minimum day at school in that the students leave at 12:55. You would think I could get a lot done on a minumum day. Typically I do. However, for one reason or another, time just slipped away from me on Friday. In fact, I did not leave school until 5:00 P.M. I could have kept on working. I swear I could find fifty more things to complete. I decided to bring things home to finish (cutting student photos, stapling packets for Back To School Night, making labels).
I had every intention of starting my mini-projects, but my friend texted me to see if I wanted to go shopping. That sounded better than what I had in mind, so we went shopping. When I got home, I was exhausted, so I took a little power nap. My family went to the beach, but I told them I had work to do (I missed a fun day at the beach.). I was just getting ready to cut those student photos, when I noticed I had forgotten the pile of work I meant to do. . . at school!
At this point, I looked at my cell phone. That’s when I saw I had a message on my voice mail. It was another friend of mine from work who left a message. She had a couple of questions regarding work. I called her back, and in the course of the conversation, she mentioned she bought a wireless printer for her classroom that was on sale at Target. I had wanted a new printer for my classroom, so I hustled to Target to buy one. I stopped to install it in my classroom on the way home (I thought I could also pick up the folders I had forgotten from Friday.). That took a few hours. I was trying to get it to work wirelessly so I can print things from my iPad. I did not have the appropriate numbers or password to do that, so I had to install the printer using a USB cable. I decided to let the tech person at work figure out the whole wireless thing for me on Monday and headed back home.
Arriving home, I started cutting those darn photos. My phone alerted me to a text message stating that the Charger/Cardinals football game had started. I had to watch that, so I cut the photos and stapled my packets while watching the pre-season game. My family returned from the beach, and my husband barbecued chicken for dinner. I took a break from “work” and enjoyed my family for the duration of the evening.
Now, I am posting to this blog well after midnight. So, I have officially skipped another day of blogging consecutively for 30 days! Grrr. I am not doing so well with this challenge. I will most likely blog again this evening.
What have I learned from all this? Well, for one thing, I should turn off my phone so I don’t get distracted by it. Secondly, I shouldn’t bring work home! I should enjoy my weekends away from work. Lastly, spending time with my family is a lot better than doing schoolwork! I am going to try really hard to live by these lessons. But, not this weekend. I still have work to complete. I will begin next weekend!