Thursday, May 8, 2008

How Did My Life Get So Busy?

I'm starting to worry about getting the Mini-wardrobe done. I'm four weeks into a long-term assignment until the end of the school year as a 7-grade pre-algebra and 8th grade algebra teacher. Problem is, I can't remember my algebra. So, every night I have to come home and study, how to do the assignment so I can teach it. Worse yet is that they are at the end of the year and have more skills than I do. At least more than I can remember. In college I took math through pre-calculus. That was about 18 years ago. Besides the studying, I have grading and parent calls to make. Oh, and kids come in for help after school leaving me to do my lesson planning on my lunch break or on my own time after school. Tuesday, I was at work until 6 p.m. I think everyone needs to thank their kid's teachers for what we do since this is National Teacher Appreciation week.

My weekends are full up with a Friday night trip to Disneyland, an ASG planning meeting, a drive to the mountains to see my Dad, a get together with Pattern Review members, a Chickasaw Tribal Gathering, and at the end of the month I'll be spending 10 days in the Southwest visiting Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, and Canyon de Chelly. We'll be staying in Farmington, NM at a nice hotel between car trips to each place.

Needless to say, I won't be able to spend much time sewing this month. I am motivated to finish, however, because I'd like to wear these items on my vacation. Good thing every one of my patterns are a TNT pattern, except the skirt. It's an easy fit so I'm not even going to do a muslin--GASP! The jeans will take the most time. I've sewn them up four times already. It's all the top stitching that takes up so much time. Maybe I shouldn't spend so much time on the computer and get to cutting out my fabric.


  1. I hate, hate, hate it when I want to be sewing and WORK gets in the way. I'm pretty sure I was intended to be independently wealthy, but I am SO NOT! I don't know what happened.

  2. Good luck on the studying, lol. As for the sewing - one seam at a time.Just plug away a little bit at a time. Now to just take my own advice :)

  3. Ahhhh ... Algebra. That's the last math class I actually understood! It seems as if life gets super busy before we even realize it. It will make summer even sweeter, (if you are one of those lucky teachers who has the summer off!)

  4. Sherril - I've tagged you. :) See my blog for details.


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