Here’s when you know you spend way too much time on the computer:
This is me lately. I’ve spent the better part of this last weekend glued to my computer. Sadly, I do have to leave to go take care of bodily functions, and feed myself and the other residents of the household.
I have a big parenting presentation that I’m giving tonight to the parents of the school I work for. Well, it was supposed to be parents of just our school, but it ended up being opened to other schools in the district to offer to their families…and…well. What was supposed to be a somewhat small trial run is turning out to be something a bit more than trial or small. I can only hope the numbers are small to begin with since it will be my first run through with this material. I’m still nervous, even though giving speeches and public presentation was the focus of my entire undergraduate work. The content of this particular presentation is the focus of my graduate work and of particular interest in my own home since just before my divorce. In spite of being knowledgeable and practiced, for lack of a better word, I’m still nervous.
I also have another big presentation on Friday and this one scares me more because I’ll be presenting to the worst possible audience: my own colleagues, teachers. They’ll do everything the kids do only worse because they are less responsive than children. I’m also teaching the worst possible topic: technology in the classroom and this week’s focus: web sites for teachers.
So worst audience + worst topic = complete disaster.
or I could look at it more positively:
Worst Week Of School Year This Year (in terms of extra curricular stress)+ Worst Finale on Friday with Teachers and Technology= Great Excuse To Get The Heck Out Of Dodge This Weekend and Go To The Wine Pairing Seminar With The Beau, more wine tasting afterward, and yadda yadda fun fun!
Sounds like I’ll plan on looking at it more positively.
It feels like finals week to me. This is what I always told myself during finals week. I said, “Self, there’s nothing you can do to change the time you’ve wasted, lost, not spent studying or preparing. Your going to go through this week and what the grades are the grades are. Look on the bright side, a week from now, no one will give a rats a** about any of it, least of all you. Relax!”
So, that’s what I’m telling myself today.
But now, I really do have to get back to that computer and get to work…wait…I never left did I?